Things to Do in Panama City on a Budget

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

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))
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  
Author: Ian Mackenzie
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