Shopping, a Wonder of Panama
With more than 300 commercial centers throughout the country you will find everything and more "Going shopping", as many say, is considered a marvel of modern Panamanian culture. Whether you have a limited budget or want
With more than 300 commercial centers throughout the country you will find everything and more
“Going shopping”, as many say, is considered a marvel of modern Panamanian culture. Whether you have a limited budget or want to indulge your most expensive tastes, in Panama you will find what you are looking for and more.
The malls also give you a nice break from the hot, humid weather that can sometimes be felt outdoors to immerse yourself in the many brands and great prices the stores offer. You’ll find everything from dollar t-shirts to designer boutiques, as well as a variety of affordable products.
There are more than 300 shopping centers and malls throughout the country, 20 are shopping centers or malls with entertainment areas, food courts and cafes, all within the concept of shopping under the same roof.
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, Terminal de Albrook, 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.
Tel. (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
Tel. (507) 302-5380
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
Tel. (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 12:00 noon.
Via Centenario, in front of the Centennial Plaza.
Tel. (507) 830-7080
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
Tel. (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 and entertainment areas for artistic activities.
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, CE
Tel. (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
Tel. 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.
Costa Verde, La Chorrera
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Tel. (507) 391-2838
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 stores by department, 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. and a mandatory stop to make a break between Panama and David.
Via Panamericana, Veraguas
Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 8:30 pm.
Tel. (507) 950-4177
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.
Ave. Francisco Clark, David, Chiriqui
Hours: every day from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tel. (507) 6666-0000
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.
Tel. (507) 207-8833
Colon Free Zone
It is the most important duty-free zone on the continent and the second in the world, where you can enjoy tax benefits such as tax exemptions on the prices of products that you import outside of Panama. Located in Colón City; It has more than 450 hectares and around 2,649 established companies. Its imports mainly come from China, the United States and Singapore, always as a destination for the rest of the American continent. You can purchase original products from companies that distribute major brands throughout Latin America such as Playboy, Guess, Disney, Sckechers, Maxwell, Stanley, Goodyear, Hamilton Beach, Conair, Black & Decker, Oster, Rockford Fosgate, Victoria’s Secret, Nike and many others more.
How to buy?
There are 2 ways to buy merchandise in the Colon Free Zone: wholesale and retail. The first has two options: visiting their sales rooms or through https://directoriozolicol.com/. Retail is aimed at tourists looking for a different and unique shopping experience. It has certain requirements below:
- Tourist pass
• Submit valid and legible stamped passport.
• Pay $USD 5.00
• In case of traveling in a rented vehicle: go to the Car Pass sector to present the documentation that proves the legal rental of the car and pay the total of $USD 15.00
The opening hours of the wholesale stores in the Free Zone are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT-5).