Panama City is Panama's modern capital, nicknamed the ‘Miami of the South’ and has something to suit every taste. Its tropical climate, world-class shopping, beautiful beaches, picturesque islands, unique wildlife and epic nightlife scene, bring visitors to enjoy the city all year long. Hire a rental car to experience it all.
Booking a cheap Panama City rental car
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Guide to Panama City
The best way to see explore Panama city and the surrounding area is with a rental car. Pick up your vehicle in the city centre and then hit all the top spots. Visit the famous Panama canal, soak up the history of Casco Viejo, wander through museums, and leisurely stroll around parks and plazas. It’s all at your fingertips in this vibrant city.
Guide to driving in Panama
Use our guide to have a safe and pleasurable driving experience in Panama.
Driving tips for your Panama City rental car
Driving in Panama City can be a little daunting at first. Heavy traffic and traffic jams are not uncommon, especially during morning and afternoon rush hour. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination and avoid driving during peak times if possible. Streets are not well signed in the city, making navigation a little difficult. Use a map, app or hire a car with a navigation system.
Panama driving tips
● Drive on the right and overtake on the left.
● The blood alcohol limit in Panama is zero. If you plan on having a drink, use other forms of transportation.
● Keep your doors locked at all times.
● Take extra care driving the roads outside of the city. Some roads are unpaved and in poor condition.
● Drive safely and within the speed limit. Police checks are common.
Parking options in Panama City
On-street parking can be hard to come by in busy Panama City. To avoid expensive fines or having your car towed, only park in designated parking areas. Your best option is to use one of the many parking lots available throughout the city. Don’t leave your valuables visible.
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