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Panama Country Quickfacts

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  • Skyscrapers and luxury yachts
  • The Panama Canal
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Area:  75,517 km2
Capital: Panama City
Country Code: 507
Country Population: 3,608,431
Credit Cards: Visa and Master Card in major tourist areas.
Currency: Balboa and US Dollar
Departure Tax: $40USD paid at airports
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 110 - 120 V
Ethnic Groups:  68% Amerindian–Mestizo; 15% White; 10% Black; 6% Amerindian
Location:  South Central America
Official Language(s): Spanish
Religion: Roman Catholic, Christian
Time Zone: EST (UTC -5)
Tipping: Tipping is expected with tourist services - 10% average.



Panama Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Panama.

Learn about the history and culture of Panama, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Panama's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Panama for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Panama tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Panama Tour, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Book your Panama tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Panama tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, one of our island stays, a lodge and beach stay holiday for sun seekers or snowbirds and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Panama.

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