Shopping Centers

6 Metro Mall Panamá
Located about 15 miles from city center, near Tocumen International Airport, sleek, contemporary Metro Mall is one of the region's leading shopping centers. Major department stores such as El Titan, El Machetazo, Steven's and El Costo, as well as over 200 specialty shops, ensure that the latest trends in fashion are just a rack away. The mall also features a 10-screen cinema and a food court.

5 Multiplaza Pacific
This expansive, climate-controlled indoor mall, located in the Punta Pacifica area, features a treasure-trove of specialty and boutique shops to suit just about any price-point and taste. Whether you're looking for the latest best seller, a top-of-the-line HDTV or a stylish pair of heels for clubbing, chance are great the stores at Multiplaza will have exactly what you need. Multiplaza Pacific also features a movie theater, several restaurants and a supermarket. (507-302-5380)

4 Albrook Mall
This indoor mall offers a wide variety of discount stores and boutiques, as well as a food court featuring Wendy's, Pizza Hut, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Visit Little Kids for juvenile wear, Enigma for unique adult clothing, and Bijoux Terner for exquisite jewelry. (507-303-6251, 507-303-6252)

3 Flamenco Shopping Plaza
Venture to Flamenco Island on the Amador Causeway to visit this collection of shops, bars, and restaurants. You'll easily complete all of your travel shopping at this one spot, whose tenants offer jewelry, souvenirs, traditional Panamanian handicrafts, leather goods, cigars, and artwork. Bilingual security guards are always on duty, so you can shop in safety and have translation help if you need it. (507-314-0932)

2 Los Pueblos
Located near the international airport, this mall is worth a visit even if you just have a layover in Panama. The massive shopping complex is the first stop for local and on-the-road shoppers since it houses dozens of department and specialty stores. Los Pueblos is known as a bargain hunter's paradise, thanks to a wide selection of discount shops that sell clothing and household goods. A food court offers fast food and has tables where you can rest for a while.

1 Multicentro Shopping Mall
Multicentro, Central America's largest mall, is more than just a shopping stop. A casino, a 9-screen movie theater, a nightclub, and 30 restaurants complement the selection of upscale boutiques and shops. In fact, among the resident retailers you'll find are those that sell apparel, furniture, perfume, art, and jewelry. When you need a break, the terrace provides a place to rest and savor the panoramic city view. (507-208-2500)

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