Certainly finding the perfect trip is important, because those experiences that differ from their everyday activities are what the tourist will always remember.
A positive experience leads to free promotion; therefore, in keeping with this tourist strategy and in hopes of commercializing the trip, it is important to fulfill the tourist's expectations.
Panama offers the virtue of being able to tour various activities at many attractions, the majority of which are in the city center and take less than half an hour to reach.
These activities can be done outdoors, during the day or at night, and on any day of the week, as recommended in the following tours.
Delight your palate at the Miraflores Restaurant on the banks of the Canal, and while you're there learn about its operation and history. A museum with wax figures takes you back in time and demonstrates the hard work involved in the construction of the Panama Canal. There are also shops with souvenirs and other curiosities on the premises.
Evenings in Panama are always interesting, as there are a variety of nightlife spots for every taste. Those who wish to hit the dance floor can hop between various nightclubs all with great music selections and performances and within the same well-known strip of Uruguay Street, located in the area of Bella Vista. Many offer live music, others have a calendar of events with shows by national artists, and at some you can sing karaoke hits. After a night of dancing you can find stalls nearby serving fast food like tacos, arepas, grilled meats, sausages, and other street fare, or if you want a full menu there are several exclusive restaurants in the vicinity.
If you enjoy poker nights and betting, many hotels have casinos that promise plenty of fun with live shows, bars with national and international liquors, exclusive betting services, and if you're lucky, the shot to join in a tournament next to professional players.
Other well-known entertainment spots are Isabella, located in Multiplaza, and on the other end of the city is the picturesque Villa Agustina in the Old Town district. The two places are just a 10-minute taxi ride from each other, allowing you to explore more than one area in an evening and enjoy spectacular experiences with a Latin flavor.
One of the virtues of Panama is the opportunity to have full-on contact with nature on hikes in places lush with vegetation like the area around Gamboa, Barro Colorado Island, and the Miraflores Locks. Orchid greenhouses, butterfly and snake houses, and aquariums are among the diverse options for adventure and eco-tours in this privileged area, which is a protected part of the Panama Canal Watershed.
The Amador Causeway is a one-in-all destination, making it one of the most preferred tour spots. Visitors are offered multiple opportunities in a beautiful outdoor space: skate, bike, dine on the seashore, duty-free shopping, tour the Smithsonian Institute's Marine Exhibition Center at Punta Culebra, sail to Taboga Island from the Port of Playita de Amador, and join in on the party and enjoy amazing nightlife.
You can attend performances at Figali Convention Center, purchase handicrafts directly from craftsmen who proudly display their wares at the Amador Artisan Center, and check out the new Biomuseum, the only work designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry in Latin America. Soon you will be able to see the New Amador Convention Center, distinguished by its shape of the Harpy Eagle, the national bird.
From the highest places in Panama City, such as Ancón Hill, Metropolitan Natural Park Overlook, the Canal Administration Building, and the Bridge of the Americas Overlook, which are public and easily accessible, photographers can take some amazing shots and have a photo to remember their visit. On this same tour route you can see historic sites like Old Town, of great architectural interest. Here the antique houses, monuments, and ruins under restoration mix with modern developments and add a touch of exclusivity to the area. As you stroll along the brick streets you will find artisans skillfully depicting Panama City and deftly producing handicrafts such as hats, bead jewelry, ceramics, oil paintings, and hammocks.
At lunchtime you can select from an array of gastronomic options in restaurants with a pleasant atmosphere. Sample the local cuisine in an outdoor setting and accompanied by live music. This tour gives you the opportunity to choose from three main shopping centers: Multiplaza, Metromall, and Albrook Mall. All have a variety of name brands for sale at attractive prices, and you can sip a coffee or have dessert in the food court if you desire.