Cheap Flights to Panama City
Visit Panama City
Located at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal, Panama City is Panama’s capital city and one of Central America’s most vibrant trade and commerce hubs. Located where North America meets South America, and where the canal joins East to West, it is, by far, the most multicultural city in the Central American region whose customs and cuisine are influenced by numerous cultures from all over the world.
Attractions in Panama City
As a city with a lot of historical significance, there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy during your visit.
The Panama Canal - Built in 1914, the Panama Canal is considered one of the modern architectural wonders of the world. You can take Canal tours by boat or simply admire it from adjacent pedestrian and motorways as hundreds of ships transverse its 48-mile length. Of particular interest is the ship elevator system which lifts mega-ships onto and out of the canal.
Casco Viejo - This is an area filled with historical buildings, cathedrals and residential areas that form part of the old city. There are numerous tours on a daily basis around this culturally rich district.
Monkey Island - If you are a nature lover, then a trip to Monkey Island should be included in your itinerary. There are various species of small monkeys which you can visit in their natural habitat. Carry a few fruits to feed the more adventurous monkeys who like to interact with guests.
Shopping and Restaurants
Dining - The multicultural nature of Panama City makes it a dream destination for food lovers. The Mercado de Mariscos is a marketplace with a number of fresh seafood vendors serving up local delicacies. The Tropical Chocolate Café is home to delicious Panamanian pastries and chocolate desserts while the Super Gourmet deli offers both local and international deli fare.
Shopping - Along the Panama Canal are numerous malls and shopping centers that offer discounted local and international apparel, accessories and gift items. For a more authentic shopping experience, visit the Grand Morrison district or Huracas for jewelry.
When you are buying from street vendors and local markets, be ready to bargain. Haggling is part of the Panama shopping experience and most vendor’s quote a much higher ‘asking price’ than their usual selling price. Since these local vendors usually have the most authentic products, it doesn’t hurt to sharpen your haggling skills before hitting the streets.
Flights to Panama City
As the political and financial capital of Panama, Panama City is well served by three international airports. The Tocumen International Airport handles most of the flights into Panama City. If you fly via VivaColombia or Wingo, then you will be using the Panama Pacifico airport while the Marcos A. Gelabert Airport serves as the main hub for AirPanama. All three airports are located within a short driving distance from Panama City, although you should factor in your traveling times the lengthy traffic jams that are commonplace in Panama City.
More information on Panama City
If you are planning for a lengthy stay in Panama City, then you can find more information about city attractions and activities to do from the following websites.
VisitPanama – This is the official information site run by the Panama ministry of tourism. It offers a comprehensive listing of tourist attractions, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos as well as events and festivals that are occurring during your visit. It not only covers Panama but also tourist attractions within other cities within the country.
Panamainfo – This website not only covers tourist attractions but also other business locations that might be of interest such as banks, government offices and forex bureaus. If you are relocating permanently or semi-permanently to Panama, then this will guide you on the realtors to work with and other resources to ease your relocation.
Popular flights to Panama City, Panama
- From Fort Lauderdale to Panama City, Panama$230RT 6/13 - 6/20
- From San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama City, Panama$238RT 4/24 - 4/26
- From Mexico City to Panama City, Panama$472RT 5/3 - 5/7
- From Barcelona, Spain to Panama City, Panama$525RT 6/4 - 6/13
- From Guadalajara to Panama City, Panama$534RT 5/2 - 5/8
- From Amsterdam to Panama City, Panama$588RT 4/29 - 5/11