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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