Whether you are in the country for business or pleasure, you should never miss the chance to shop and bring home some souvenirs for your family and loved ones or even for your own expenditure. Panama has been a destination for shoppers for two reasons, traveling to the country is very easy and its recent economic boom can be an indication that many new malls were put up. It boasts a broad selection of shopping locations to meet all of your needs. You can choose from their huge shopping centers similar to those malls in the U.S. and their street markets.
If you are a high end malls fanatic, the popular shopping ends include the Albrook Mall, Multiplaza Panama and Multicentro Mall. All these offer an array of stores and shops, food courts, movie houses, kids’ parks and other remarkable amenities.
Albrook Mall is considered to be famous and amazingly the biggest of them all. It is a huge mall that offers everything from gadgets to fashion and crafts. It also offers everyday low prices to keep up with the competition. One interesting detail of this mall is its entrances which are after animal names that allow you to easily remember the doors where you came in.
Multiplaza is regarded as the most attractive mall at the same time the most expensive as it has all those designer American shops. They also have a huge selection of food houses and first class movie theaters.
Multicentro is deemed as the little Hong Kong in the Americas is a small and quiet mall but houses some of the unique shops you could not find anywhere else. It is the bargain department store which surrounded by condominiums, office buildings and hotels.
If you are on a budget and enjoys bargaining, Panama has a place for you. You can choose from La Central, Los Pueblos and Calidonia.
La Central is said to be the original shopping area of the city. It is a two miles pedestrian only area. Los Pueblos is located near the airport where you can also find stores of almost everything. Calidonia on the other hand is a bit busy where stores are lined on both sides of the road with hectic people and vehicles. These shops already offer low prices but you can still haggle as the prices can go down from 20 to 30%. When in these places, you should also be very careful for pickpockets and thieves.
Panama is a sure delight for every shopping lover. So enjoy your stay and enjoy your shopping!