Panama City Nutz and Bolts

The Basics

City Name: Panama City
Where is it located?: Panama City is located in Panama, in the middle of the country, on the Panama Canal.
Why do people go there?: Panama City tends not to be a destination in its own right, except for those who have an obsession with the canal. Most visitors head to the city on their way north to Costa Rica or south to South America.
How do travelers get there?: Buses down from Costa Rica (with a ferry crossing) or up from South America are common for those who do not fly.
Currency: Balboa (PAB); US dollar (USD)
City Code: None needed
Other phone tips:
Population: 440000
Languages: Spanish, English, many are billingual

Travel Information

Neighborhoods:
Attractions: Panama Canal, Colonial Influence, Gardens
Accommodations: http://www.bootsnall.com/hostels/ca/pan/pc/, http://www.cheaphotellinks.com/ca/panama/pc/
Tourist Office: Panama-Instituto Paname�o de Turismo (IPAT) Apartado 4421, Centro de Convenciones ATLAPA, V�a Israel Panam� 5 +507-226 3167, +507-226 4614;; FAX +507-226-3483;//www.panamainfo.com/
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Tips for Visiting

When to go: The dry season in the beginning part of the year is the most crowed and hot, but at least you’re dry.
Common Phrases:
City Specific Events:
How to get around?: Boats and buses carry you back and forth – although watch out for dodgy ships.
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