Traveling to Panama? Here are a Few Things You Need to Know

Av. Balboa, Panamá
Av. Balboa, Panamá. Photo by Luis Aleman on Unsplash

It isn’t hard to see why you’ve picked Panama as your next travel destination. First, the country has beautiful beaches that are perfect for a relaxing vacation. Panama’s vibrant culture will impress people who like exploring different traditions and customs. Finally, travelers who are looking for an adventurous trip will be amazed by the wildlife and opportunities for outdoor activities.

However, before you board your flight to Panama, there are a few things you need to know.

The Best Time to Visit

You will probably have a good time in Panama at any time of the year. However, if you want to have a great time, you should visit between December and April. This is when the dry season sets in and the temperatures are mild.

The U.S. Dollar is Widely Accepted

Panama’s national currency is the Panamanian Balboa, but there is no need to get it if you have U.S. dollars in your wallet. The U.S. dollar is widely accepted across the country and can be used to pay for most goods and services. You don’t have to worry about the prices since the Panamanian Balboa has the same value as the U.S. dollar.

Capital Panama City is the Best Starting Point

You should look to start your trip in the country’s capital Panama City and take it from there. All of the major tourist attractions in Panama are nearby, and the city has the best infrastructure. Of course, visiting more remote areas will require some adjustments.

The Transportation System is Great

If you want to drive while in the country, you’ll be happy to hear that the car rent is cheap and driving licenses from most countries are accepted. If not, don’t worry. The public transportation system in Panama is great, while taxis are widely available and affordable.