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Experience Panama City

Panama City Overview
Fast facts
  • Modern and chic capital city and vibrant metropolis
  • Tropical escapes with sandy beaches on both Pacific and Atlantic coasts
  • Explore Casco Viejo lined with cobblestone streets and boutique shops
  • Watch ships cross the Panama Canal as you enjoy a sunset meal on the Amador Causeway

Panama City is the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America framed by a shimmering waterfront skyline of glass towers that amplifies the sunny setting. The capital offers a refreshing cocktail of urban sprawl stacked with casinos and chic clubs, a thriving colonial neighborhood in the revered old quarter of Casco Viejo, and an abundance of delicious restaurants, shops and local markets. With significant patches of protected forest within city limits, you can quickly escape to nature and discover some of the world’s most exotic birds, from toucans to pelicans to harpy eagles. Of course, there is the iconic Panama Canal allowing massive ships to traverse the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which also means that you’ll have access to the sandy beaches found on both coasts!

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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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Sunwing makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein and cannot be held responsible for changes, errors or omissions. Please note that all pricing listed is subject to change with or without notice.

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