Things to Do in Panama City on a Budget

Things to Do in Panama City on a Budget, Panama City, Panama (B)

Panama City isn’t exactly considered a budget destination for many. And it’s true that you could easily spend a small fortune if you decide to include all the “must-do” sights on organised tours and eat out at the many international restaurants.

But there is another way. One that includes a bit of insider knowledge and a willingness to see the city’s iconic sights on foot.

The city’s Metro system is a cheap, reliable and safe way to get around. In fact, we found it a far better bet than the yellow taxis you’ll see everywhere.

You’ll need to buy a Rapi>Pass card as you can’t pay for fares in cash. They can be bought for $2 from machines in the metro stations. And then you’ll need to load them up using dollar bills.

Each journey within the city costs 35 cents no matter the distance so you can get a reasonable idea of how much you’ll need to load for your visit. And, because we’re particularly hardcore cheapskates, we shared one card and just handed it between us through the turnstiles. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to Do in Panama City on a Budget
Guide Location: Panama » Panama City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Allbrook Station
  • Iglesia del Carmen
  • Santo Tomas stations
  • Cinta Costera
  • Mercado de Mariscos
  • a 2.5km semi-circular viaduct
  • Amador Causeway
  • rum bar Pedro Mandingo
  • Church of San Jose
  • Iglesia de la Merced
  • Plaza de la Independencia
  • Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Plaza La Francia
  • Paseo de las Bovedas
  • open market
  • Bridge Of The Americas
  • Allbrook Terminal
  • Miraflores Locks and its Visitor Centre
  • Casco Viejo
  • Via Argentina