Panama City is an unparalleled shopping destination in Central America. Check out the Multiplaza Pacific Mall located right in the city centre and Albrook Mall which is a little further out of the centre. Multiplaza is the place to go for high-end brands, while Albrook is the place for bargains. For something in-between, Multicentro is a good choice. The world’s best rums come from Panama’s neighbours, and they are available cheap here… the local favourite is Seco Herrerano mixed with cranberry juice. Allegedly it gives no hangover. Also remember to pick up some local handicrafts made by the Kunas (such as molas, pictured above), carnival masks and rattan goods.
There is plenty more to spend your money on in Panama apart from great shops – check out 10 things to do in Panama for under $20