Panama now has the largest air connectivity in Central America, receiving the major airlines of 29 U.S. cities, Europe and Latin America. To take advantage of this, the Tourism Authority of Panama and Copa Airlines have initiated the "Stop Over" campaign. This gives travelers who are in transit to other destinations with Copa Airlines the possibility of stopping in Panama City at no additional charge, with special rates for hotel and tourist activities.

Panama has many places to visit. One of the activities you can enjoy during your stay is shopping. Among the benefits the destination offers are a free zone and ultra-modern shopping malls with internationally recognized luxury brands.

The Free Zone of Colon is the duty free shopping area where more than 2,435 companies operate. Here you can find the best prices on products ranging from technology to electronics, watches and the best gadgets. The variety of items is endless. This free zone area is about 45 minutes from Panama City. When buying items in a free trade zone, any products purchased must be sent to the airport by courier, so an important recommendation is to have your flight data handy.

Additionally, Panama City has many shopping centers that offer not only retail stores but a wide range of entertainment, including cinemas, casinos and great restaurants. Some of the most popular malls are Albrook Mall, Los Pueblos, Multicentro and Multiplaza Pacific. Multiplaza Pacific has several of the most prestigious and internationally recognized designer boutiques such as, Carolina Herrera, Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel and Louis Vuitton, among others.  

Whether in the Free Zone in the mall or in both, Panama is one of the favorite destinations in Latin America to do some shopping while enjoying a country full of natural attractions, with hotel facilities designed to please both the leisure and business traveler. Among the various initiatives that Panama offers its visitors is emergency insurance, covering visitors in case of emergency. This new service has been effective at communicating to the visitor the country's interest in ensuring a smooth and pleasant visit, and reinforcing the position of Panama as one of the best tourist destinations in Latin America.


About Panama-

Panama is an authentic unexplored destination with an exuberant natural habitat and an enchanting history; a gem hidden between two seas. Panama’s prime location, in the center of the continent, allows it to be the main air hub in Latin America. The country offers stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems in forests, beaches, mountains and the Canal Zone, as well as an exquisite combination of rich ethnic and colonial past favorable to the prosperity and benefits of modernity. The Panama Canal, or eighth wonder of the world, is a symbol of an entrepreneur country that besides being a logistics center for excellence, it is the most important financial center of the Americas and home to major multinational corporations and a free trade zone. UNESCO has declared the Old Quarter of the capital, Panama City, a World Heritage Site. Panama has natural attractions, services, hotels and a massive Convention Center to receive the adventure and leisure traveler, as well as the business


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  • Victoria:


    As you update your online press room page for Pow Wow, please make sure this is included. Shopping news and information is highly read.


    Mark (TravMedia)

  • Thanks Victoria! The last time I was in Panama was changing planes for Ecuador. A "stop over" would have been much nicer.   Saludos,   John
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