Car rental in Panama
Tips for driving your rental car in Panama
If you're travelling to Panama, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Panama is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Panama City counts 813097 inhabitants. In Panama City hosts 22.8% of the entire country's population, which counts over 3560000 inhabitants. In Panama the language spoken most widespread is Spanish but people also speak English. The time zone in Panama is GMT-05:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Panama is A / B and the electric voltage is 120 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adapter with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Panama is +507, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.
More travel information about Panama
With a fuel cost in Panama averaging at 1.05 USD, driving around the country won't break the bank. Panama shares its land borders with Colombia and Costa Rica, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car rental as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 15137, 149 of which motorways, which ranks Panama as the 123rd country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Panama there is a Right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Panamanian balboa (PAB). Speed limits in town are 25-30 km/h and on motorways they are 100-120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Panama, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Panama
Panama boasts five UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Those who visit this country for leisure certainly can't miss these spots. The top UNESCO sites are: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo (cultural) and Darien National Park (cultural).