Experience Panama City

Panama City overview
Fast facts
  • The most cosmopolitan capital in Central America
  • Cultural enthusiasts will love the colonial Casco Viejo neighborhood
  • Located near the sandy beaches of both the Pacific and Caribbean Coasts

Conveniently located a short distance away from both the Pacific and Caribbean Coasts, Panama City is the perfect destination for travellers seeking a unique escape in a tropical setting. Vacationers can walk along the city’s bustling streets to soak in the local culture, shop in local markets and dine at quaint restaurants. Of course, no visit to Panama City is complete without a tour of the world-famous Panama Canal where visitors can watch as giant cargo ships make their way through the locks. Travellers can get a glimpse of Panama’s rich history with a visit to the Casco Viejo neighborhood, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to cobblestone streets lined with colonial buildings. Plus, the picturesque beaches of both the Pacific and Caribbean shores are just a short excursion away.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: PAB (Panamanian Balboa). We recommend travellers bring USD (United States Dollar) for their vacation.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, many locals speak English. Your destination reprentatives can also help with any common phrases or translation help.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Panama.

What to buy: Panamanian liquors are a source of pride for this Central American country. Seco Herrerano, a rum-like spirit made out of sugar cane juice, makes a great add-in for a mixed drink while Chicha Fuerte, made from germinated corn, is fermented in earthenware vessels using indigenous techniques.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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