Panama City, Panama is exploding since the return of the canal and being on the American Dollar. Banks from all over the world are setting up shop, building sky-scrapers with their name on it, attracting big names like Trump and Waldorf Astoria.
We were pleasantly surprised by not only the size of the city, but the height as well! Panama City is becoming quite the contender in the concrete jungle!
We were also blown away by the price; everything in Panama is much cheaper than the States so it is very easy to have a luxurious vaca while maintaining your budget. We stayed at Trump tower for under $200 a night, played $5 blackjack on a Saturday night and drank $4.50 mixed drinks... and that is the norm! We had such a warm welcome and amazing experience, the people were extremely friendly and the food was outstanding!
While I don’t think you need more than a few days in this city, it was a pleasure to explore and should be a must on your bucket list.
**Note that though Panama City has come along way, there are still many areas that are heavily crime stricken and not safe for solo travel. We recommend booking a driver with your hotel and being very intentional about what sections of the city you see, especially after the sun goes down.
Hi, I'm Ally!
I am a transplanted Chicagonlander who absolutely loves experiencing life! Many years of traveling, living all over the world, experiencing many hard and equally as wonderful things have led me to where I am today and I am so happy to share that with you through our GNO events, on our sites and by connecting with all of you!