|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$991.67|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.40|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$15.00|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.25|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.48|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$5.00|
Panama City sits at Pacific entrance of Panama Canal. It is the capital city of Panama and serves as the seat of Panama government. It is Panama's financial city with many international companies having their headquarters in the city. The city is both a modern city with its high-rise buildings and a nature’s wharf with its tropical rain forests surrounding its coastlines. These tropical rainforests give breathe to Panama as it is has an important function to the existence of the Panama Canal.
For its good weather and low cost of living, Panama City is among the top 5 places as the best place to retire.
If you are far from retiring, you can also enjoy Panama City even for a shorter stay. There are various hotels in Panama City that offer world class facilities and amenities. Most of these hotels have in-house restaurants and bars so you won’t have to travel far just to enjoy Panama’s cuisine as well as its nightlife. There are also mid-range hotels and B&B for those with limited budget.
You can start your short stay by going to the beach. The city is nicknamed as the Miami of the North America as it offers great beaches in tropical setting. Isla Taboga should be your first beach stop. The beach is great for jet skiing and allows you to enjoy the view of Panama City by climbing the top of an island hill. The beach is the favorite place among the locals to cool down during hot summer, as most cheap flights to Panama City are available during vacation time. You don’t have to spend much for the fare, as most of the beaches are just a short boat ride away. You can even hire a boat for your private travel if you are in a group. You’ll pay less compared to paying for individual boat fare.
City has a lot of attractions and most of them are parts of the tours when you book your hotels together with cheap flights to Panama City. Anchor Hill is a must-see as well as the Casco Viejo, Amadeo Causeway and Panama Viejo. A trip to the Panama Canal will complete your Panama City experience.