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Panama City Travel Information

When to Go

Panama City's high tourist season corresponds with its Pacific-side dry season - mid-December to mid-April: there is relatively little rain but keep in mind that hotel prices and airfares are generally higher during this time. These months coincide nicely with some fun festivals, like Carnaval which takes place in February or March on the four days preceding Ash Wednesday. Costumes, music, dancing and general unrestrained merriment prevail in Panama City. Semana Santa (Holy Week) takes place in March or April, celebrating Easter.

Region: Panama

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Riu Plaza Panama

Riu Plaza Panama

Our 3.5-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
Panama City

Located in the heart of Panama City's financial quarter, this hotel is ideal for enjoying all Panama City's charms.

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Getting Around

Panama City has a good network of local buses (nicknamed diablos rojos, or red devils). Buses run along the three major west-to-east routes: Av Central-Vía España, Av Balboa-Vía Israel and Av Simón Bolívar-Vía Transístmica. There are plenty of bus stops along these streets, but you can usually hail one from anywhere.

Taxis are plentiful. They are not metered, but there is a list of standard fares that drivers are supposed to charge, measured by zones. An average ride, crossing a couple of zones, would cost no more than a few dollars. Taxis can also be rented by the hour.

There are several places to rent bicycles on the Causeway.

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