The Best Shopping in the Region
It Doesn’t Matter Which Commercial Center You Go, There are Great Offers on All Types of Products
It Doesn’t Matter Which Commercial Center You Go, There are Great Offers on All Types of Products…Always.
Shopping tourism is one of the most thriving activities in the Panamanian economy. There are more than 300 shopping centers and plazas, about twenty of them are malls, places with all the stores under one roof and an environment designed for shopping.
The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), promotes tourist packages in order for tourists from all over the region to visit the country and take advantage of the “Panama Black Weekend”, which takes place in mid-September.
Another attraction for visitors is the tax on items, in Panama is only 7% compared to other countries with taxes that go up to 14%. The Panamanian Association of Shopping Centers (APACECOM), analyzes several alternatives, one is to return the payment of the 7% tax to tourists. However, some businesses within the malls (shopping centers) have chosen not to charge this tax to foreigners with a passport in hand.
Due to its geographical position and being a hub of the Americas, both logistical and commercial, Panama is the best destination in the region to live the experience of shopping.
With an approximate 700 stores and more than 100 restaurants, this mall located in front of the Albrook Airport Terminal, is the largest in the country and Central America. In addition to being close to the main headquarters of the Metro Station – Line 1. Tourists who are traveling to the country side will find in this mall (shopping center) the best option for round-trip shopping.
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am 9:00 pm and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. at 7:00 pm.
Marginal Avenue, Curundu Albrook
It is the shopping center that raised the bar in the region. With more than 500 stores, anchor stores and important boutiques of luxury brands, it was developed under the concept of a commercial tourist center. The mall (shopping center) has a Concierge service in the luxury hall.
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday to Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 7:00 pm.
Isaac Hanono Missri Street
—Alta Plaza Mall—
This innovative shopping center is located next to the canal area forest. It is easy to distinguish by its avant-garde architectural design, with energy saving system and technology. It was awarded the Gold Prize in the New Design and Development category. It has in its central area, an impressive dome that creates a unique environment for shopping. It has more than 2,000 free parking lots.
Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday to Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 7:00 pm.
Via Centenario, in front of Centennial Plaza
Phone. (507) 830-7080
A shopping center with 81,300 square meters, located in a district with high demand for malls (shopping centers) such as San Miguelito, with shops and anchors, supermarkets, cinemas and restaurant area. It is only 15 minutes from the Tocumen International Airport, it makes it an option for tourists who will make a long stopover at the air terminal.
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Via Tocumen, at the entrance of Cerro Viento.
Phone . (507) 833-9991
It is known as the first mall in Panama (opened back in the 80’s). It has gone through extensive remodeling making it bigger to host more stores and 1,470 parking lots. Its great attraction, the large number of shops, restaurants, mini supermarkets, clothes and cheap electronics of Asian origin.
Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Via Ricardo J. Alfaro, Dead Tomb
Facebook Dorado Mall
—Town Center Mall CDE—
Ideal place to visit a wide variety of stores, restaurants, cinema, and entertainment areas, within a vibrant and dynamic concept for shopping. Its design evokes the construction of shopping centers in northern countries. This project has Office Suites and Medical Offices.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Ave. Paseo del Mar, East Coast
—Westland Premium Outlets Mall—
Just 20 minutes from Panama City you can find the Westland Premium Outlets, where there are department stores, more than 30 restaurants, 8 movie theaters. There are more than 170 stores and 3,500 parking lots. Due to the great demand in the area, all commercial stores have great discounts daily.
Hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 am to 8:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Vista Alegre, Arraiján by the Arraiján highway – La Chorrera
Phone 344-2400 / 344-2012
—Soho City Center—
Located in the banking center of Panama City, this mall (shopping center) is the showcase of the most exclusive brands worldwide. It has 4 levels, plus a VIP cinema. It is also exquisitely lit and very comfortable to visit. A place perfect for finding unique restaurants, only found here. Such is the case of Ladurée, fine French pastry, or Alrifai (dried fruit), unique concepts in Panama and Latin America.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. at 8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. at 7:00 p.m.
Calle 50 y Obarrio, Panama City