Panama: City Breaks
Miami of the South
Although Panama City is not a particularly large urban environment, City break holidays still offer a wide range of hotels and activities, which come in a host of differing standards and styles to suit everyone. The city centre has a wealth of fine hotels around San Felipe; with the majority of higher end hotels found by Punta Paitilla and the quieter regions of Bella Vista. Slightly more affordable options are located downtown, also the most family-friendly area.
Entertainment of all varieties is available throughout the year in Panama City: a cavalcade of events, festivals and expos ensuring that, regardless of the time of your visit, there is plenty to keep you occupied. Panama City also boasts a few decent shopping districts throughout the city centre and its myriad of weekly markets. In terms of food, Panama City is brimming with great restaurants and superb cafes, making eating out one of the highlights of city breaks.
The city centre, Calidonia and El Chorillo has an eatery for every kind of holidaymaker and is also home to many reputable pubs and bars. Otherwise, Balboa and El Cangrejo are where those with a taste for the finer things should aim to find themselves, two of the best locations for those looking to enjoy a city break in Panama City without budgetary constraints.