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Panama Culture

  • Traditional Embera Indian on long boat at Gambia
  • Traditional house kuna indians
  • Father and son with panama hats

Social Conventions

Most of Panama’s population are mestizo, which are people with both European and American ancestors. Panama also hosts indigenous tribes that have maintained their traditional lifestyles by living in inaccessible areas.

Casual dress is standard in Panama except in larger cities where people like to dress up when going out in the evenings. When meeting people in Panama, shaking hands is a common greeting, and so too is kissing lightly on the right cheek.



Spanish is the official language of Panama, however, English is also widely spoken.



The majority of the population, almost 90% of Panama are Roman Catholic. There are also Protestant, Jewish and Muslim minorities.



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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