Talk:Panama City

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Probably got ripped off so I figured I would include this here rather than integrate it into the article. I was in Panama City today and it cost, for 3 people about $8 to get to the locks at the canal. The hostel I stayed at arranged a taxi (who did wait 2 hours) but the charge was $25. We went out to the islands too via taxi and that cost $3.65. -- Laura

bus ?[edit]

I arrive in Panama City at 8:45 pm. Is there bus service then to Albrook airport? Or a taxi? Any advise is appreciated.

There are several bus routes between the Tocumen airport (the international airport) and the main bus station (Albrook, near the domestic airport). One route goes over the northern expressway (Corredor Norte), another over the southern (coastal) expressway (Corredor Sur). I was told by hotel staff (late 2013) that the buses on at least one route run 24 hours a day, but only once an hour. However, I saw several of them on the highway within a much shorter time interval (in the early morning). The metrobus web site has route maps for the Tocumen bus routes, but no schedules. Taxi should be around $25 (including highways tolls) -- Vmenkov (talk) 18:27, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Website info moved from article[edit]

This info was moved here, per Wikivoyage's external links policy. Information on this site can be used for research, but the site cannot be linked in the article:

The web-page is kept up-to-date with excellent information on Panamanian restaurants.

Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:04, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Safe or unsafe?[edit]

This paragraph is internally contradictory:

"Be careful in both Casco Viejo and the Panama la Vieja ruins area. There are tourist police aplenty in both neighborhoods but do not wander too far in these areas alone (even in the day) and certainly not in the evening (as of 2010 these areas are very safe, lots of activity and tourist traffic)"

So which one is it? Are these neighborhoods dangerous, safe, or something in between? I hope someone who knows will edit the "Stay safe" section. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:04, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

The Casco Viejo (a.k.a. Casco Antiguo) looked ok - no worse than what you'd see in similar historic areas of Kuala Lumpur or Moscow or New York City, for example - but there are surprisingly few people there after dark, even on well lit central squares. The locals, though, have a remarkable habit (no doubt, for a reason): if you look like a foreigner and ask them for directions, or simply "which street is this?", they would suggest that you walk to the police station instead, or take a taxi and get out of the area pronto ("plenty of thieves [maleantes] here, you know").
As to Panama la Vieja, I understand that it's just ruins in the middle of nowhere (or, rather, next to a not very pleasant neighborhood). -- Vmenkov (talk) 18:36, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
If you feel confident in doing so, please edit the article for an accurate, consistent tone on safety. I might give a good deal of credence to locals' opinions about the number of thieves around, though. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:41, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

The hand-drawn map shape[edit]

I must say, I am not quite sure about it. It doesn't seem to reflect the official borders. What is its purpose? Oh and on a related note, "Line 1" shows up on the map, but it is black. Can the color be changed to the official color? Hobbitschuster (talk) 23:43, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Panama City Metro Line Two[edit]

Apparently the new line will open "within the first trimester" of 2019. If and when it does, we should update the map accordingly. Anybody know how to do that? Hobbitschuster (talk) 23:40, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Panama City Metro Line2[edit]

Swept in from the pub

Can somebody please update the mapshape for the Panama City Metro to include line2? Hobbitschuster (talk) 16:53, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Changed something, now we wait... ;-) -- 20:03, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Hobbitschuster (talk) 17:18, 26 October 2019 (UTC)