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Recent Panama City reviews

  • Best Option!

    "Wish I could have stayed longer... this was the perfect condo for 3 friends looking to experience Panama for the first time. The apartment is tastefully decorated with all the amenities of home (washer/dryer, pool, gym, wifi) and a view of the city I only wish I had at home. It was centrally located with a great running/biking path along the water just steps away. A definite good value for business or pleasure."
    Guest: Abuelo Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 20, 2014
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  • Our stay at Tucan from january 28th to april 27th

    "We really loved our stay at the Tucan resort. The condo was as shown as the listing description and the photos.The owner and his Panama representative was really helpfull and rapid to set our problems when we had some.If you love golf and the beautiful climat, we recommend the place."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
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  • Great base of operations to explor Panama

    "Just stayed there over Thanksgiving, and my suggestion is to stay here now before Casco Viejo becomes a higher budgeted trip. Outside of the chaos of Panama City, the Casco is the home of great restaurants, history, and nightlife all within walking distance. Also, since Tribe Apartments are located right next to the Presidential Palace, I never felt unsafe walking around at night, as the area is heavily guarded. Since it is also affordable, if we wanted to stay in other places in the country we didn't feel awful about paying for dual nights if we journeyed to San Blas. Everything is basically a $5-$10 cab ride away if you want to hit the city nightlife or Panama Viejo, or other sites. The owners are great and accessible, and if we had any questions they were an e-mail away. I would definitely recommend staying here over other more expensive hotels, plus since it is a residence, having a kitchen was key for the latenight returns, and watching American Football on Thanksgiving Day."
    Guest: Ryan S. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 4, 2013
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  • Golfers dream

    "great condo, well equipped, except for the TV and internet working intermittently it was wonderful. Great golfing with friendly staff, bring your own clubs though. We enjoyed the golf and view. Its a long distance to the nearest grocery store a $10 cab each way."
    Guest: Jack P. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 29, 2014
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Panama City Travel Tips

Getting to Panama City Vacation Rentals

The Tocumen International Airport is located to the east of Panama City. In distance, it is not far from the city center but traffic congestion means that you need to allow additional time to get out to the airport. There are regularly scheduled flights operated by most North American and South American airlines. Weekly flights also connect Panama with Europe, with flights from cities such as Amsterdam and Madrid. If you will be visiting other areas in Panama in addition to Panama City, you will most likely fly out of Marcos A. Gelabert Regional Airport. This airport hosts all major regional flights to the rest of Panama and the Pearl Islands in the Pacific. Buses and taxis provide transport from both the airports into Panama City; however, you can expect traffic jams due to the high level of congestion on the roads.

Panama City Travel Tips

It makes life a lot easier in Panama if you can speak some Spanish. The best way to get around is by taxi or bus and it helps if you can communicate accurately with the drivers. Taxis are relatively inexpensive but make sure that you only use those that are painted yellow and numbered. For first-time visitors, rental cars are not recommended. The road signage is not particularly good and the traffic is chaotic at the best of times. Rather, make use of public transport or hire a local tour operator for private transfers.

Things to See and Do near Panama City Oceanfront Rentals

The Panama Canal is one of the city’s great attractions. The Miaflores Visitors Centre is a 20-minute drive from the city center and well worth a visit. The center houses a museum with interesting interactive exhibits of the history and construction of the canal. A tour includes a movie on the building of the canal. From the terrace outside the center, you can see ships passing through the locks. There is a snack bar and full-service restaurant where you can enjoy a meal. Another way to experience the canal is to go on a half-day or full-day leisure cruise which takes you on a transit through the area.

The Casco-Viejo is the historical heart of Panama City. Built in 1671, the area is a collection of beautiful colonial architecture that displays Panama’s rich and diverse history. Many of the buildings are being restored and restaurants and cafés line the streets. Visit the French Monument which is a tribute to the 22,000 Frenchmen who lost their lives while building the canal. Other sites include the 16th-century convict dungeons, the 17th-century Church of the Golden Altar, as well as the ruins of a 17th-century convent.

The Panama-Viejo or Old City is where the ruins of the first settlement in Panama can be seen. Once a thriving city that was home to more than 10,000 people, it was the base of the Spanish conquests that looted the fortunes of the Inca Empire. The city came under the attack of Henry Morgan, a notorious English pirate in 1671 which resulted in a fire that effectively left the city in ruins. There is an interesting museum here, although most of the exhibits are in Spanish.

Visitors to Panama City

Panama City has a broad range of attractions. It’s warm climate and vibrant personality attract visitors throughout the year. Travelers with an interest in history, architecture and engineering will find the city fascinating. From old colonial buildings through to modern engineering marvels, the city is undoubtedly one of the most interesting places to visit in Central America.

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