Panama is one of the safest countries in the region for tourists and business people.
There is no need to change money because for over a hundred years Panama's legal currency has been the American Dollar. However, there is also a local currency which is the Panamanian Balboa and in our country it has the same value as the US Dollar.
Panama is located in the heart of the Americas, and the Tocumen International Airport is the largest and most modern airport in Central America. It is also known as the Hub of the Americas, allowing you to connect from Panama with almost every other country in the region and on to the world.
Panama's amazing infrastructure, makes it easy to move around; from the modern cosmopolitan city to cultural and historical sites, the Panama Canal, the lush tropical rainforest in Gamboa, and the beautiful mountains in the highlands of Boquete.
Panama offers a lot of options for your conferences, meetings and function spaces in hotels or convention centers. It has unique off-site venues for special themed events that range from being on a large balcony just a few feet from the large ships transiting the Panama Canal, to dining inside the ruins of a Hispanic convent that dates back to the XVI century, or organizing an event on an open-air terrace with breathtaking views of the city skyline. These are just some of the many options available to create a unique event for your group.
You can choose from more than 150 restaurants with multi-cultural cuisine and entertainment such as nightclubs, bars, pubs, casinos and more. Panamanians are friendly fun loving people.
Official Language: Spanish, English is also spoken.
Weather: Average temperature is 27°C = 80°F. The country has two seasons: the rainy: green from May to mid- December and dry from mid-December to April.
Local Time: GMT-5
Currency: Panamanian Dollar and US Dollar (1PAB = 1 UDS)
Tips: Tips are not included in the restaurant prices. It is customary to tip between 10% – 15%.
Shopping Mall Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Borders: The Borders of Panama are: the Caribbean Sea to the North, the Pacific Ocean to the South, Colombia to the East and Costa Rica to the West.
Land Extension:75,990 sq. km. (29,340 sq. miles)
Government: Constitutional Democracy
Visa and Immigration Requirements:
To enter the Republic of Panama, visitors must have the following documents:
* Information is subject to change. *