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San Miguelito is a city in the district of Panama and noted for its diverse community. The city separates Colon and Panama City and one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Panama City Metropolitan Area.
The city has the reputation for being a crime city however, its charm and attraction cannot be easily ignored. Although crime rate is high within the city, there are still some good places that are worth visiting. One of them is the arcades in the Avenida Balboa. The place is a good place to play arcade games and offers games for the kids as well as for adults. You will also find small but clean restaurants that offer the local favorites such as Tortillas, Hojaldras and Patacones. These local eateries will let you buy Panamanian dishes the way they're cooked and served at Panamanians homes. Strolling in the city’s avenidas, you will find specialty shops catering to Panama's handicrafts and traditional wares. If you are good at bargaining or haggling, you can get your item at you price. However, make sure you know some Spanish as the locals can quickly turn the bargaining in Spanish in order to trick you to pay according to their price.
With not so many places to go, hotels in San Miguelito serve well as your base while traveling around other Panamanian cities. If you are lucky, you can find B&B type accommodation for a cheap room rate with clean bed and bathroom. You can find
The best time to come is during summer where students are on vacation as arcades and shopping malls are not crowded. The weather is fine all day with little rain during the afternoons. You'll have enough time to roam the city and experience Panamanian city life.
There is no direct airport that serves cheap flights to San Miguelito however, most of the flights are served by Panama Airport. Tocumen International airport is also near San Miguelito but there is no information whether it serves or not cheap flights to San Miguelito. However, it serves most flights coming from United States, some European cities as well as from Central, North and South America and the Caribbean.