Due to its central location and booming economy, Panama City is one of the best shopping destinations in all of Latin America.
World famous brands have already opened their stores in the major malls such as Multiplaza, Multicentro and Allbrook Mall. All malls are fully air-conditioned and there are several floors of shops.
From well known American, European and Latin American brands from A to Zara there is almost everything. Most malls are open daily, including Sundays from 10:00 to 20:00. Large separate areas are full of restaurants with fresh grilled meat e.g. in "La Barilla de Estancia", pizzas, pastas, tacos or the worldwide popular burger or chicken fast food chains. In the biggest malls there are cinemas and entertainment for the whole family.
- Albrook Mall
- Multiplaza Pacific Mall
- Megápolis Outlets Panamá Mall (formerly Multicentro)
- SOHO Mall
- Altaplaza Mall
- Westland Mall
The largest shopping mall in all of Panama and Latin America is the Albrook Mall. Directly connected to the bus terminal (Terminal Nacional de Transporte) and the metro station, it is the best place to reach from anywhere. Not only the strategic location, but also the large number of brand shops, restaurants and a cinema create a pure shopping experience. In order not to get lost in the mall, there are different animal figures at all entrances and exits, such as an elephant, a zebra or giraffes. Those who want to shop stress-free and extensively can stay overnight directly at the Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall.
Multiplaza Pacific Mall
Among one of the best shopping malls in the city is the Multiplaza Mall in the San Francisco district. It offers a variety of shopping options with several stores and restaurants on 3 floors, a movie theater and even a nightclub. You can find very famous fashion and luxury brands such as Ralph Lauren, Cartier, A/X Armani Exchange and Bvlgari. There is also a Starbucks coffee shop there. Those who want to stay at the mall can book their nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Panama at Multiplaza Mall.
Megápolis Outlets Panamá Mall
The centrally located Megápolis Outlets Panamá Mall (formerly Multicentro) is a multi-level shopping mall on Avenida Balboa and has many brand name stores, a restaurant area overlooking the Pacific Bay, more outdoor restaurants, a Majestic Casino, a movie theater and a nightclub. With the transition to the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, the first Hard Rock Hotel in Central America, more restaurants and clubs in the center of the metropolis are in close proximity.
The Radisson Decapolis Hotel Panama City with sushi restaurant is also directly connected to the mall via a glass bridge and next to this hotel is the new luxury hotel Las Americas Golden Tower Panamá.
The new luxury shopping mall on Calle 50 is SOHO Mall which features some of the world's most exclusive brands such as Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior. The fabulous RIU Plaza Panamá hotel is also located in this commercial district.
About 8 km away from the Aeropuerto Internacional Tocumen is the Metromall. With over 260 shops, cafés, restaurants, bars and a cinema, this mall is also a huge shopping centre. A shuttle bus runs regularly to and from the airport. Only a few steps away from the mall you will find the hotel Courtyard by Marriott Panama at Metromall Mall.
A new shopping mall is the AltaPlaza Mall in the direction of Dorado Village, here you will find fashion for the whole family, restaurants, entertainment e.g. the first 4D cinema in the city and much more.
Another large shopping mall located just outside the capital towards La Chorrera. It offers a wide range of shops on several floors and a large restaurant area.
This is only a selection of shopping malls in the capital of Panama, but also in other cities such as David, Santiago de Veraguas or Chitré there are similar large shopping malls.