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Top recommendations from locals

Beer Bar
“Caso Viejo...Walk an area full of colonial-style buildings. You will find great restaurants, bars, and discos. Is a place for everyone.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Panama Canal is a historical landmark. There is a museum, visitor center(see ships upclose passing through the Lock doors. It is only a 5 min bus ride away. It is one of the man-made wonders of the word. Close by ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“I'm not a mall shopper, but Panama City is known for it's access to every major international brand because of the Panama Canal. This one is a good location for every day goods. Also, the stores in Panama really want to sell their wares. Deals. Deals. Deals. If you're a shopper, pace yourself and consider purchasing or bringing extra luggage. The prices will surprise you. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“People come from all over for better price and the variety of brands and products.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“The Biomuseo, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry is a top quality presentation focused on the natural history of Panama, whose isthmus was formed very recently in geologic time, with major impact on the ecology of the Western Hemisphere. www.biomuseopanama.org”
  • 20 locals recommend
Historic Site
“I used to play as a kid around the ruins, enjoying the climbing and the vibes... Not very conscious of the impact on the ruins. Today the area is enclosed, well preserved and you can really feel how was it living in this pre colonial town. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“National Marine Park. Take a day-tour to Islas Zapatilla on a day when weather is clear and waves are not choppy. The tour takes you first to Dolphin Bay, then to Cayo Coral for snorkeling and a restaurant over the water, then it goes to Islas Zapatilla, which is a marine reserve. No hotels, restaurants or bars are on this island. Pristine and pure. Pick up your trash and take it with you! Avoid single-use plastic to save our precious marine life.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“This is a spot that everyone knows for nightlife in Panamá. It’s got a great rooftop and good music. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is a fun place. Breakfasts provided. One evening is a social evening, to which many attend. One evening is Trivia night. One morning is a market for everyone who has or makes merchandise.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Zoo
“They require reservations for tours so call ahead. It’s an incredible experience. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Building
“When you need to walk in peace and have a close encounter with nature this is one of the places to go.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“If you want to shop where Panamanians shop, this is the place. Might be a little bit expensive at times. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“This restaurant is in town. Owned by friends, we love it here! The food is delicious, it overlooks the sea and has a great happy hour too. Miami meets Costa Rica, enjoy the fabulous music and service at this great Puerto Viejo location.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
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“A well known stop to many travelers with what some will consider the best paellas in Panama. Quite an extensive menu to choose from. Fun dessert with crepe/ice cream/fire!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Great spot to walk and to enjoy the sun in the most modern part of the city”
  • 16 locals recommend
Transportation
“The mall is less than a block away. It has bars, movie theatre, casino, the Hard Rock hotel right next to it, the Megapolis Convention Center on top and stores. ”
  • 15 locals recommend