Things To Do in Panama City
With frequent Copa Airlines flights to Panama City, our hub, you can join us in exploring things to do in Central America’s cultural and financial capital. Tour the ruins of Panama Viejo (Old Panama), burned by pirates in 1671, while looking across the bay at the gleaming glass-and-steel skyscrapers which dominate the city’s skyline. Gaze out over the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most stunning engineering feats, lust after the gold jewelry at the Museo Antropológico Reina Torres de Araúz, and stroll through the Parque Natural Metropolitano. End your day meeting friends on the palm-lined promenade of the Amador Causeway, as you enjoy the bright lights of the Bridge of the Americas.
Cosmopolitan Restaurants in Panama City
Enjoy Panama City’s diverse restaurant scene to the fullest. Try a homemade sopa sancocho (chicken and yam soup with cilantro) at a curb-side café, or dine on innovative fusion cuisine at high-end bistros. When sightseeing, grab a strong Panamanian coffee, empanada or juicy papaya slice from a street vendor.
Stylish Shopping in Panama City
Panama City’s ultra-modern, upscale malls are home to big-name international brands in jewelry, perfume and fashion, such as Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta. One of our favorite things to do in Panama City is uncovering Latin America’s finest creative talents in the city’s innovative art galleries, especially in the restored Casco Viejo district, a great place to shop, stroll and dine.
Panama City Travel Tips
- The best way to enjoy Panama Viejo is with a cool, quiet early morning stroll through the ruins.
- Pack sunglasses and an umbrella to stay one step ahead of Panama City’s weather.
- Take taxis while shuttling between things to do in Panama City--the local buses (nicknamed diablos rojos or “red devils”) may be colorful but they are crowded and painfully slow.
- If you’re in Panama City on business, opt for a hotel along Avenida Balboa, close to the heart of the financial sector. Or try one of Bella Vista & Marbella’s intimate boutique hotels.
Fly to your unforgettable Panama City experience with Copa Airlines, the best way to connect to the Hub of the Americas.