The Top 10 Things to See and Do in Punta Pacifica, Panama City
Panama City at night | © SaavedraVS / WikiCommons
Punta Pacifica is an exclusive, luxury neighborhood that sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Panama City, on land reclaimed from the sea. The quiet community is conveniently surrounded with high-end amenities and services, so close that the walkability is tremendous. From shops and restaurants to the world-class John Hopkins-affiliated hospital, Punta Pacifica is among the most dazzling corners of Panama City.
This is the tallest and most distinctive building in all of Central America, and includes a five-star hotel, incredible restaurants, and an ever-expanding entertainment venue.
Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower | © Mariordo (Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz) / WikiCommons
Inside the Trump International Hotel & Tower, you’ll find not one but two casinos fully equipped for gambling. Try your luck in one, and then move on to the next for a change of pace and new scenery.
Chips and dice at a casino | © Images Money / Flickr
Head to Punta Paitilla’s Via Italia
Punta Pacifica is neighbored by the ever-chic area of Punta Paitilla, and they are so close they are often considered to be one and the same neighborhood. Punta Paitilla is home to the hot street Avenida Italia, with several opportunities for shopping and fine dining.
Visit the Multicentro Mall
More shopping awaits at the chic Multicentro Mall, also located just next door in Punta Paitilla on Avenida Balboa, perfect for spending time wandering through the shops on a rainy afternoon. You’ll find everything here, from Swarovski to Subway.
Also on Avenida Balboa is the popular Panama Pub Crawl, which is a nightlife must-do if you enjoy hanging out at different bars and venues after the sun goes down.
Punta Pacifica | © Eylon Israely / Flickr
If you’ve walked a lot but would like to see more of the city, City Sightseeing Panama offers bus tours for travelers who wish to enjoy a ride around Panama to see some of the best of the city’s offerings without expending too much energy. The office is less than half a mile from Plaza Paitilla Inn on Avenida Balboa.
Another fine option for shopping, dining, and enjoying Panama City’s perks is the Multiplaza shopping center in Punta Pacifica. Catch a movie at the cinema inside the mall, or grab a glass of wine at one of the chic bars. The mall is so large and dazzling with upscale offerings that you can get lost in it quite easily, both literally and metaphorically.
Try your luck at this Escape Room game center; it’s a fun experience, and one of the best escape rooms on offer here. Try it out and see for yourself.
Panama Metro | © mariordo59 / Flickr
Grab a ride on the still-smells-new sparkling Metro of Panama. A thing of the future, the Panama Metro is one of the best in the world, and offers an extremely clean and fast service. If you’re familiar with the New York City Metro, which feels as old as time, this ride will be a real treat.
Punta Pacifica is very close to the Panama sailing trips on offer at Marina Flamingo. Take the chance to set sail around the city and its surroundings with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Panama in a whole new way – from the sea.