• Background info
  • Festivals Panama
    Holidays: As Panama is a predominantly Christian country, the Christian festivals like Christmas, Epiphany (January 6) and of course Easter is celebrated everywhere. Panama has many religious festivals anyway and is rich in folklore and ...
  • Culture Panama
    The cultural differences between Europeans and people of Central America are so big that you could write an entire book on them. Below are a few choice items: Politeness: This is a very important point in the ...
  • Food and drinks Panama
    Food: Panama has an international cuisine. There are Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Arab and Indian restaurants. The food in Indian restaurants is tough and sometimes really hot, especially when you have their "picante de la casa 'order. ...
  • Landscape Panama
    Panama has an area of ​​78,200 km ² and lengthways is crossed by two mountain ranges. The high Serrania de Panama Tabasara comes from the west. The highest peak is Baru, a dormant volcano with an ...
  • Population Panama
    Panama is populated by just 3.2 million people. The country is Carabisch Spanish, both in terms of culture, language and customs and habits. Ethnically, the majority of the population is mestizo, a mix of Spanish, indigenous, ...
  • Religion Panama
    The majority of the population of Panama is a supporter of the Roman Catholic faith, imposed by the Spanish colonists, who used religion as an important instrument of power for the suppression. In Panama, 85% of ...
  • Tipping Panama
    Restaurant and hotel employees are not well paid. You may not have a ready solution for the country’s poverty, but the least you can do is to tip the ones working for you. The guideline ...
  • Weather and climate Panama
    Climate: Panama has a pleasant tropical climate. In the winter, which lasts from May to January, the weather is wet, hot and sunny. The invierno is a long rainy period. The (shorter) summer, verano, from ...
  • Practical info
  • Arrival information Panama
    Take the first day in Panama City easy. Take time to acclimatize. The transition from the climate and time difference can be profound. Let the country quietly impress upon you, try to pick up some Spanish and ...
  • Electricity Panama
    The line voltage is 110 volts in Panama. The sockets are not the same as in Europe, an adapter is recommended. There are frequently power outages. Spare batteries and a flashlight are especially useful to ...
  • Health Panama
    Travellers to Central America who pay some attention to hygiene and skincare usually don’t run into health problems. However, we would like you to pay attention to the following health advice. Sunshine and heat: Sunburn is ...
  • Information for people at home Panama
    Ensure that those at home know in which country you are and how long you are planning to stay away. You should fix a date when you will contact them. Making telephone calls from Panama ...
  • Luggage and clothing Panama
    This tour leads us through tropical lowland as well as high mountainous areas, the latter enjoying a moderate climate, which may include cold nights. Therefore, bring along thin, cotton clothes. For the evening, a closed ...
  • Money Panama
    The currency of Panama is the balboa (PAB), divided into 100 centavos. The value of the balbao is equal to the U.S. dollar. Panamanian and U.S. coins are used interchangeably. Panamanian money coins have the ...
  • Photographs Panama
    Good-quality film rolls can be bought everywhere in the larger cities. Check the best-before date and only buy from stores where the materials are kept in cold storage. The best thing to do, by the ...
  • Safety Panama
    In the cities sometimes pickpockets are at work. A simple method keeps them away from you: stash your big money and valuables underneath your clothing, in a non-visible manner. Keep some ready money apart, so ...
  • Time differences Panama
    In Panama it is 5 hours earlier than in the UK (during summertime 6 hours). For Western Europe: 6 hours (during summertime 7 hours) earlier. ...
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