Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive in Panama City. Transfers between Tocumen International Airport and Panama City, a distance of 16 miles, run about $25 for up to two passengers. Fares within the capital city's financial district and hotel area are usually not more than $2. However, since taxis are not metered, visitors should get cabs at hotels and negotiate the price in advance. If attending a series of meetings, it might be more efficient to hire a taxi for the entire day. The going rate is about $10 an hour.
Travelers in need of serious shopping therapy need only visit any of Panama City's retail malls. Multiplaza Pacific in the Punta Pacífica neighborhood, which opened late in 2004, is the newest. Multicentro, on Avenida...
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