Learn About Panama Tourism and Medical Tourism

Learn About Panama  Medical Tourism

Panama Plastic Surgery Tourism Information

Panama Canal:
Considered one of the Eight Wonders of the World, the Panama Canal is one of the most fascinating places in the world, where human genius and skill join to link two oceans and bring the world closer together.

National Parks:
More than 29% of Panama's land mass is protected under National Parks. This of course translates into a heaven for bird watchers nature watchers and Ecotourism. Just imagine that there are over 1,200 Orchid species native to Panama!

Shopping:
Shopping is a delight in Panama. You will find the latest in electronics, fashion and jewelry alongside beautiful arts and crafts, and the best brand names. Your Case Manager will point the way to the mall that suits your needs, from high-end malls to great bargain malls.

Traveling to Panama is very easy, and here are the most common answers to questions you might have:

Visas

If you are a United States or Canadian Citizen, you only need a Valid Passport and a Tourist Card, which can be purchased, for just US$5, at airline counters, and even as you arrive in Panama. Tourist cards are valid for up to 30 days.

Safety
Panama has areas we do not recommend visiting. Is important to note that Panama is one of the safest Countries in Latin America, and any really dangerous areas are far away from visited areas, such as near the border with Colombia.
Still, all of the tourist, shopping and visiting areas we feature here are fairly safe for you and your family. Your Case Manager can advise you on any area you wish to visit.

Language
The official language of Panama is Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood, both in Panama City and in the interior of the Country. Your Case Manager will be able to help you with translating, if necessary.

Currency
The US Dollar is legal currency in Panama, so there are no hassles with currency conversions. Panama does not have a Dollar Bill, so only US$ bills are used. For coins, both US and Panama's coins are used, which are the same value and weight.

Time Zone
Panama is under US Eastern Standard Time, but does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

Electricity
110w and 60Hz , the standard in the US and Canada.

Phones
Most hotels will give you direct calling to everywhere in the world. You can also purchase "pre paid cards" to use on public phones. Cellular phones are available for rent on request.

Climate and Weather
Panama has mostly a warm weather. Depending on the area of the Country, such as the highlands, temperatures are much cooler. Panama has 2 seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season runs from April- November. It is especially sunny between the months of December and April. During these months visiting one of the beaches should be considered.

Caribbean Sea:
On the Caribbean coast, the beaches on the provinces of Colon, San Blas and Bocas del Toro and their neighboring islands, are small to mid-sized and all of them have coral reefs nearby, they are often near other waterways and most have been formed by coral buildup. These are the best beaches to do some scuba diving in.

Pacific Ocean:
On this coast you'll find a series of beaches which are easily accessible from the Pan-American Road. Many water sports including windsurfing, surfing and swimming are practiced here. The most popular of these are: Gorgona, Coronado, San Carlos, El Palmar, Río Mar, Corona, Sea Cliff, Santa Clara, Playa Blanca and Farallón.