- Lo Que Hay — enjoy the Carpaccio De Yuva Con Atun Fresco and the Salsa de tomate with the fried sticky rice... it will change your life.
- Cocktails and apps at Mahalo Cina y Jardin — be sure to ask to sit outside on their patio; string lights patterned cement tile and the largest palm plants we have ever seen. Enjoy perfectly grilled Pupo, the Colas de Langosta prawns, and wash it down with a mojito.
- Taste local Rum and Beer at La Rana Dorada.
- Mahalo Snack Shack — best brunch in the city!
- Visit the La Pulperia for snacks and cocktails - we loved this moody bar!
- Enjoy a cup of the coveted Geisha coffee at the Cafe Unido Casco Viejo.
- Cocktails with a view at the CasaCasco rooftop.
- Shop local at the Mercadito Artesanias Cathedral — really cool market near the waterfront.
- Meet the local Kuna women selling items outside the markets near the waterfront area! Many still wear traditional Kuna dresses and beaded jewelry.
- Explore the areas around the Panama Canal by boat… another chance to meet the local Embera community who specialize in intricate weaving techniques.
- Take a 2-3 day trip to the San Blas islands to meet the Kuna community and explore a few of the 365 islands!
- See Panama City (and beyond!) from a local — Victor Perez @localinpty.
- The Biomuseo designed by architect Frank Gehry
- The Museo de la Mola (MUMO)
- The Metropolitan Natural Park — only 20 min from the center of the city where densely rainforest lies full of native birds and animals (even sloths!)
- If you have time take it a step further and see out the National Soberania Park in Las Cumbres full of trails and streams for the chance to spot monkeys, sloths, birds and jaguars