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Customer Travel Tips for Panama City

74% Avg. city rating Rated by 182 customers

Activities / excursions 76%

Restaurants / eating out 76%

Shopping 79%

Chilling out / relaxing 69%

Getting around / public transport 71%

Sightseeing 76%

Culture 71%

Nightlife / partying 74%

Value for money 71%

Customer Travel Tips for Panama City

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93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


04 Dec 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: spend some days on casco viejo, visit canal, and... go to wild nature part of Panama

Liked: Casco Viejo a place to be and perfect to visit by foodies and to enjoy for a weekend, a lot of police

Disliked: in the night you have to know where not to go

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


25 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Visir casco viejo and walk up Ancon hill

Liked: Panama City is very safe and clean, the endless restaurants and cool rooftopbars are fantastic. Getting around by foot is easy.

Disliked: Sundays are very quite in the city, don't expect much nightlife on that day.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


01 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Visit Metropolitan Tropical Park at city outskirts for panoramic views.

Liked: Modern city center.

Disliked: Nothing to mention.

47% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
47% Avg. rating


13 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: When going somewhere, take an Uber instead of a normal taxi. Safes you serious money.

Liked: The canal is nice

Disliked: It's all very stretched out, hard to get around.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
53% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: u should see the old town :)

Liked: spot for coming and going on to antoher place, funny crazy bus rides (public transport/ schoolbus), safe and nice hostels anyways & shopping opportunities like in europe (equal prices in "Multicentro"), also small supermarkets to get food a little cheaper than in streetfood-restaurants...

Disliked: very big town, not really nice to walk around outside because of huge roads and many cars... more mosquitos than on san blas etc.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


06 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: If you're on a budget look into doing tours diy. There is plenty to see with a little research you can learn a lot with out breaking the budget.

Liked: Hiking up anton hill where we saw sloths, tucans and spider monkeys all at no cost. I also liked the view from the top of trump tower with a cocktail in hand. Old town was a beautiful walk with dancing in the centre square.

Disliked: I found the canal to be underwhelming.

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


09 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: -

Disliked: -

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
60% Avg. rating


11 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Don't need to stay too long

Liked: The canal

Disliked: A bit too American

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


06 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the Trump Tower, get up to the rooftop bar and enjoy an awesome view. They don't mind if you don't drink anything.

Liked: The people, mostly :)

Disliked: There's not so much to do..

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


04 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Go to San Blas. Also the museum about the canal in the old town is excellent.

Liked: Lots of tours from the city. Old town nice and good museum in the centre.

Disliked: Not much to do in the city, no need to stay more than a couple of days then get out of the city.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


03 Jul 2015

Customer Travel Tip: do visit the canal people are friendly and the economy appears to thrive

Liked: it had no local flavor it could have been Chicago why go to a country where there is no local flavor?

Disliked: a lunch for 2 withou wine/liquor, just veggies and chicken was $54 at a chines restaurant

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 100%
62% Avg. rating


03 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Get out of Panama City, the area outside the city is beautiful and head towards the Atlantic coast for beautiful pristine beaches

Liked: Panama Canal but not the exhibition/ Museum

Disliked: its too urban and expensive, It is not a city that I would to party as there is no real nightclub atmosphere in the city yet.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


09 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: If you are a woman expect to be stared at by the men

Liked: There is lots to do in the city such as the amador causeway, panama canal, metropolitan park and ancon hill. It is easy to catch a boat from the city to Isla Taboga.

Disliked: There are no suitable beaches

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


07 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Be cautious of those who you would normally trust at home , you can't trust them here.

Liked: Easy to get around with transit system

Disliked: Robert gill , American scammer who claims to be in the military .

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


14 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Not yet

Liked: The canal is interesting as expected.

Disliked: Not yet

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
76% Avg. rating


12 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: You can always pay less! Haggle as much as you can

Liked: Modern city with, good and cheap public transport, nice restaurant, safe and nice to walk.

Disliked: No

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


12 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Panama Canal

Liked: Nice

Disliked: no

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


24 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: stay in Marbella Use Hostelride.com

Liked: Friendly people

Disliked: crazy traffic

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


08 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Train and canal cruise worthwhile, also Mi Pueblito for culture

Liked: Beautiful sights.

Disliked: Some taxis overcharge foreigners.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


09 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: stay in Casco viejo

Liked: Casco viejo

Disliked: no

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74% Avg. city rating Rated by 182 customers

Activities / excursions 76%

Restaurants / eating out 76%

Shopping 79%

Chilling out / relaxing 69%

Getting around / public transport 71%

Sightseeing 76%

Culture 71%

Nightlife / partying 74%

Value for money 71%

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