You Can Buy Anything You Need Throughout the Country

Shopping in Panama is a vital part of Panamanians and for this reason, tourists have been coming to the country for decades in search of that experience.

Panama City

Here is the largest number of Malls and shopping centers in the country. An enormous number and variety of places to buy for the size of Panama City.

  • Albrook Mall

It is currently the second largest shopping center in Latin America. It has more than 700 stores, more than 100 restaurants, a casino, supermarkets, cinemas, bowling, places with video games, and even a hotel.

The corridors of this mall are alluding to different animals such as the dinosaur (main entrance), the dolphin, koala and giraffes (largest square). Located in front of the Albrook Bus Terminal, and 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.

Address: Curundu, Albrook

Phone (507) 303-6255

  • Multiplaza Mall

This mall has more than 500 stores, and even a Luxury Avenue, a corridor for brands of the highest international profile. In addition, they offer the exclusive Concierge service.

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address: Isaac Hanono Missri Street

Phone: (507) 302-5380 

  • Dorado Mall

Recognized as the first mall in Panama in the 80’s, today it has a new image and more space for stores. With more than 250 stores and 1,470 parking spaces, this mall focuses on mid-range to budget stores, and with a large presence of stores of Asian origin, which offer interesting products and proposals such as electronics with repair service, fashion stores, and decoration.

Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address: Via Ricardo J. Alfaro(Dead Tomb)

Tel. (507) 394-3080

FB: ELDoradoMall

  • Alta Plaza Mall

Its avant-garde architectural design earned it the Gold Award in the New Design and Development category. This shopping center with 180 stores is divided between retail and entertainment such as movie theaters with iMax screens and the 4DX cinema in Latin America, as well as an indoor Go Kart track and even a modern place to play bowling. In addition, it has a very striking dome that every day you can witness a show of lights at certain hours in the afternoon.

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

Address: Via Centenario, in front of Centennial Plaza.

Tel. (507) 830-7080

  • Metro Mall Panama

Located in San Miguelito District, this mall has more than 300 stores in its 81,300 m². It is connected to the Tocumen International Airport by the Metro line 2, the ideal visit for those who want to go shopping while waiting for the next flight.

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address: Domingo Diaz Avenue, Via Tocumen

Tel. (507) 833-9991

  • Town Center Mall

It is the ideal meeting point in the Costa del Este sector, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, cinema, theater and entertainment areas. It has a central square for artistic activities, it is also a pet friendly complex. This mall also has Medical Offices.

Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address: Ave. Paseo del Mar, CDE

Tel. (507) 300-8696

  • Pacific Center

It is one of the newest shopping complexes in Panama City, with a visionary design made to meet people’s needs in a simple way. This innovative concept has a hospital, a commercial area with a supermarket, a cultural center, a hotel and the most luxurious cinema complex in Panama.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Address: Punta Pacífico, Calle C. Ramón H Jurado

Tel. (507) 310-2701


This province is a pioneer in shopping centers since for many years the Colon Free Zone has positioned this area as a paradise for wholesale purchases. Today it is beginning to restart as a future leader in shopping centers nationwide.

  • Colon Free Zone

It is the most important tax-free zone on the continent and the second in the world, where when buying you are exempt from paying taxes on products that you import outside of Panama. Located in Colon 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, Skechers, 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 its sales rooms or through the official business directory @dizolicol. Retail is aimed at tourists looking for a different and unique shopping experience. It has certain requirements below:

tourist pass:

• Present a valid and legible stamped passport.

• Pay $USD 5.00

• In case of moving in a rented vehicle: go to the Car Pass sector to present the documentation proving 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).

  • Colon 2000 Duty Free Mall

The new shopping jewel in the province of Colon overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the most touristic, modern and safe area of ​​Colon City, it has 25,000 square meters for commercial premises and is directly connected to the Cruise Port terminal. A place where locals and cruise tourists can shop tax free.

Phone (507) 6615-9494

West Panama

The recently created province has a wide variety of shopping centers where it is possible to find everything that Panama City offers but in the style of the citizens of this province.

  • Westland Mall Premium Outlets

Located in the Arraijan sector, in West Panama 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 even cinemas. Visitors can park in its 3,500 parking spaces.

Hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address: Vista Alegre, Arraijan highway, La Chorrera

Tel. 344-2400/344-2012

  • Costa Verde Boulevard

This shopping center is fashionable for shopping in the West Panama sector. Visitors can walk along its wide exterior sidewalks and visit its more than 97 commercial stores including 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 areas with internal outdoor patios.

Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address: Costa Verde, La Chorrera

Tel. (507) 391-2838


This province offers an excellent shopping offer within one of the provinces with one of the greatest eco-tourism experiences in the country.

  • Santiago Mall

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

Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Address: Pan-American highway, Santiago city, Veraguas

Tel. (507) 950-4177


The tourist province par excellence in the country, a few years ago it began to promote shopping tourism with first-class shopping centers that attract buyers from all over the country and Central America.

  • Plaza Terronal

Located at the entrance of David City, Chiriqui, this plaza is home to 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 offer its services near the Pan-American Highway.

Hours: every day from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address: Ave. Francisco Clark, David, Chiriqui

Tel. (507) 6666-0000

  • Federal Mall

It is the second largest Mall in Panama after Albrook Mall, built on 20 hectares. It has more than 400 stores ranging from department stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, outlet stores, hardware stores, cinemas, children’s entertainment areas and even a transport station for people to get there and back easily.

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

Address: Widened highway between Boquete and David.

Tel. (507) 207-8833


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