Panama City has earned the nickname "The Dubai of Latin America" because of the skyscrapers making up its skyline. But the most impressive feat of construction in Panama was built about 100 years ago. The Panama Canal can be reached from most cheap hotels in Panama City. Get down to the Casco Viejo neighborhood to see the historic section of Panama City, and take the Amador Causeway out to the three islands for dining and entertainment with the locals. If you like a view of the ocean, the beach hotels in Panama City will provide you direct access to the beautiful riviera.
Out and About in Panama City
The easiest way to get to the Panama Canal from the hotels in Panama City is to get out to the Miraflores Locks, which contains a modern visitor's center with all kinds of information, a movie theater, and a lunch buffet. Casco Viejo is a grand mix of shops and restaurants, and colonial buildings. Be sure to visit the Panama Viejo, which is the original Panama City that was conquered by the pirate Henry Morgan in the 1600s. It is a national park with beautiful ruins to explore. If you're interested in seeing the rest of Panama, rent a car and get out to one of the hotels in David for a couple of nights for more great nightlife, culture, and dining.
Eating and Drinking
From the Panama City hotels, dining is accessible and close. Casco Viejo is full of fish markets and restaurants preparing traditional Panamanian food. The inviting smell of tortillas and empanadas follows you over the Amador Causeway on your trip out to party with the locals. Book your trip now and, for the best savings, get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app.