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Cultural Crash Course: Top 5 Things to Know Before You Go to Panama

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So you’ve bought a plane ticket to sunny, beautiful Panama. You’ve got sunblock and a cool pair of shades, and you can’t wait to get exploring. But time can certainly fly when you’re putting things in order at home or work, in preparation for a trip. Next thing you know,...



Hotel Toscana Inn rises up with the award ceremony of TripAdvisor

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Panama City - January 25, 2016. Toscana Inn rises up with the award ceremony of TripAdvisor in its 2016 edition. For the fourth consecutive year, Hotel Toscana Inn has been awarded the Travellers Choice Awards 2016, ranking sixth out of 116 hotels in Panama City in the category of the best...



Top Six: Day Trips From Panama City

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As you may already know, Panama’s capital is a bustling city, with a great deal to offer to both tourists and residents. It’s as modern as can be…and it owes much of that to its truly strategic location. Panama City is home to Tocumen International Airport (known as the Hub of...



Top 10 New Restaurants in Panama City (Panama)

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Panama City has long been recognized as a cosmopolitan culinary capital…the kind of place where new restaurants pop up almost every day. The food landscape is exciting, with fusion, ethnic, gourmet, and casual eateries all making their way into the mix. Whether you’re in the mood for Indian, Argentinean, Korean,...



5 Panama City Musts For Music Lovers

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Panama City offers visitors a truly diverse landscape, from the architecture to the many cuisines represented here. What few tourists realize, however, is how many fun events and activities the capital hosts. The yearly calendar is truly mind-boggling. Sure, it’s well worth your while to see iconic works like the Panama...



Panama City Secrets: Six Spots Off the Tourist Track

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Small yet surprising, Panama City is a place of contrasts. A place where colonial ruins and restored mansions exist comfortably within view of towering skyscrapers. There are a plethora of sights and activities to keep fun-seekers entertained. And for tourists who like to go off the beaten track, there are...



Six Tips for Fab Photographs in Panama City

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With a vibrant art and architecture scene—not to mention fantastic dining options—Panama City is a world capital well worth exploring. In this age of digital photography and increasingly artistic selfies, it’s increasingly important to come away with inspiring vacation shots. Thankfully, bright colors and sunny days make for a vivid palette...



Everything You Need to Know About Taxis in Panama City

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As in many countries, you’ll find taxi drivers in Panama are generally friendly and like to chat with passengers. If you’re looking forward to practicing your Spanish, you’ll find cabbies happy to discuss politics, the economy, music, food, and more.  You’ll see Panamanians from all walks of life taking taxis at...



Six Things to Know Before You Drive in Panama

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Though the capital’s prodigious traffic can look daunting at first glance, there’s no need to be afraid to drive in Panama. Sure, while learning your way around, you may want to avoid driving at night or on particularly rainy days—that’s good advice in any country. And in Panama, it’s essential...



5 Reasons Panama is a Shopper's Paradise

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Whether you're an avid bargain-hunter or just in the market for specific items or gifts, Panama is one shopper’s paradise that’s hard to beat. This tiny country is a shopping Mecca for visitors from throughout the Americas and Caribbean. And for the more adventurous at heart, Panama’s smaller stores and...