The Best Shopping in the Region

In Panama you find great offers in all commercial centers. Those who visit the country are amazed at how easy it is to find their way around. You just have to think about going shopping, going

In Panama you find great offers in all commercial centers.

Those who visit the country are amazed at how easy it is to find their way around. You just have to think about going shopping, going out and finding a plaza, shopping center or “mall”, one close to the other and miles apart. Wholesale and retail sales is one of the activities that contributes the most to the national economy – in large part – due to the influence we have from ethnic groups from other continents, who settle in Panama and brought with them their knowledge and skills as merchants, to establish very favorable businesses.

Added to this reality, a local culture of consumerism and fun has been created around these places. Panamanians and residents are entertained by visiting these places to buy products at excellent prices or with discounts. It is part of their daily life. The locations of these colossal commercials are references as a meeting point to meet with friends, co-workers, family or to make a business appointment.

There are more than 300 shopping centers and plazas, 20 are malls with an entertainment area and foodcourt, within the concept of “Shopping under the same Roof”. Panama is one of the best destinations to do “shopping” circuit and enjoy offers in the region.

Here are some of the most popular shopping centers and “malls”.

Albrook Mall

It is the largest in the country, and is currently the largest shopping center in Latin America. It has more than 700 stores and more than 100 restaurants, it has a casino, supermarkets, attractions such as cinemas, bowling, video game venues, and even access to a hotel, all to enjoy shopping tourism at its fullest.

As a curious fact there is the division of its sections, with corridors alluding to different animals such as the dinosaur (main entrance), the dolphin, koala and giraffes (largest square).

This “mall” is located in front of the most complete bus terminal in the country, Albrook Terminal, where in turn it connects with Line 1 of the Metro Station.

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Curundu, Albrook

Phone: (507) 303-6255


This “mall” transformed the way luxury shopping in the region is done. With more than 500 stores, it has the highly sought after “Luxury Avenue”, a hallway with the latest proposals from famous designer brands. Important openings and launches have been held in this mall with the presence of “celebrities” such as Roberto Cavalli, Steffi Graf, Carolina Herrera and Cindy Crawford among other great personalities. In addition, they offer the exclusive Concierge service.

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

Phone: (507) 302-5380

Dorado Mall

It is recognized as the first “mall” in Panama. Now with a new image, central air conditioning, more than 250 stores and 1,470 parking spaces. Most of its stores are mid-range to economical, and has great appeal for its various Asian stores, which offer interesting products and proposals such as electronics repair service, fashion and decoration stores for different ethnic groups, large local businesses. It has a connection in its rear exterior part with other businesses such as beauty salons, candy stores and varied restaurants, very popular with this community and visitors.

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, Tumba Muerto

Phone: (507) 394-3080

FB: Dorado Mall

Alta Plaza Mall

Its avant-garde architectural design was conceived with an energy saving and high technology system. It obtained the Gold Award in the New Design and Development category. This shopping center with 180 stores has 12 cinemas which have an iMax screen and houses the first 4DX cinema in Latin America. In addition, it has a ceiling with a very striking dome with games of lights that turn on at certain hours in the afternoon, creating a pleasant atmosphere.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Restaurants from 12 noon.

Via Centenario, in front of the Centennial Plaza.

Phone: (507) 830-7080

Metromall Panama

Located in San Miguelito, this “mall” has more than 300 establishments in its 81,300 m². It is 15 minutes from Tocumen International Airport, and has a connection with Metro Line 2. It is the ideal shopping center for those who want to go shopping while making a long layover to catch their next flight.

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Domingo Diaz Avenue, Via Tocumen

Phone: (507) 833-9991

Town Center Mall CDE

It is the ideal meeting point in the Costa del Este sector, which offers a variety of restaurants, cinema, entertainment areas for artistic activities and famous brand stores.

It has an exterior central plaza where they carry out their activities, it is also a pet friendly complex. This shopping center also offers Offices Suites and has Pacifica Salud 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, Costa del Este

Phone: (507) 300-8696

Westland Mall Premium Outlets

Located in the Arraijan sector, Panama Oeste province, 20 minutes from Panama City. A large mall with more than 170 commercial premises for all tastes. It has department stores, as well as boutiques, appliance stores and much more. Visitors can park in its 3,500 parking spaces.

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, Arraijan highway, La Chorrera

Phone: 344-2400 / 344-2012

Boulevard Costa Verde

This shopping center is the new fashionable spot to go shopping in the West Panama sector. Visitors will be able to walk along its wide exterior sidewalks to visit its more than 97 commercial premises ranging from supermarkets, hardware stores, department stores, pharmacies, appliance stores, restaurants and boutiques This complex offers “free standing” stores that are closer to the Arraijan-La Chorrera highway. It has 650 parking spaces and 21,504 m² of commercial area, with internal outdoor patio areas.

Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Costa Verde, La Chorrera

Phone: (507) 391-2838

Santiago Mall

This Mall was created with the objective of turning the city of Santiago in Veraguas into the most important shopping center in the region, offering an experience of international quality. It has more than 50 clothing department stores, banks, restaurants, children’s play areas, cinemas and a large food court. All within a  ​​75,000 m² area and 1,250 parking spaces. It is the largest commercial structure in central provinces. A mandatory stop to make a break between Panama and David.

Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 8:30 pm.

Via Panamericana, Veraguas

Phone: (507) 950-4177

Plaza Terronal 

Built on the Pan-American Highway, at the entrance of David City, Chiriqui. In this plaza there are 27 commercial premises ranging from supermarkets, furniture stores, pharmacies, department stores, hardware stores and restaurants. Here the visitor will always find great discounts.

Built in a space of 50,000 m², it has “free standing” franchise-type premises (closer to the street), to provide its services near the Pan-American Highway.

Hours: every day from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Ave. Francisco Clark, David, Chiriqui

Tel. (507) 6666-0000

Federal Mall

It is a first-world shopping center, located on the new expanded road to Boquete. It is the largest Mall in the interior of the country, built on 20 hectares, has more than 400 stores ranging from department stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, outlet stores, hardware stores, cinemas, children’s entertainment areas and even a transportation station in order for people to get there and go back easily. A commercial center of international scope that promote shopping tourism in the province of Chiriqui.

Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday 10:30 am to 7:00 pm.

Expanded highway between Boquete and David.

Phone: (507) 207-8833

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