Panama City, Panama is a tropical climate year-round. The temperatures in the daytime are always warm and can reach up to 90 degrees. The temps at night can go down to 70 degrees. If you go further up into the mountainous area you can find slightly cooler temps. It can get down into the low 50’s at night. The Caribbean side of the country gets plenty of rain throughout the year. Which keeps everything lush and tropical. The humidity is always high. Panama City and the Pacific Coast area have their rainy season between April and December.
The country of Panama is known for its famous Canal. The narrow isthmus that is the world’s shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Panama City has become the metropolitan of Central America over the last 10 years. It is a huge banking hub with high rises, fine dining, and a new metro system to carry you throughout the city from location to location. The Spanish were the first to colonize Panama. But with the Americans influence while building the canal, Panama has become a mix of both cultural influences. The main language is Spanish, but most people also speak English. The U.S. dollar is taken nearly everywhere. The country is doing great things and will continue to have a strong economic growth for the foreseeable future.
Medical tourism in Panama is one of the areas you can see the incredible growth. There are multiple state-of-the-art hospitals in Panama City. These hospitals are affiliated with some of the best-known hospitals in the U.S. Such as Johns Hopkins Medical Centre, the Cleveland Clinic, Miami Children’s Hospital, Tulane University Health Services Centre, and Baptist Health International of Miami, just to name a few.
The top hospitals in Panama are comparable to those in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. There are also many Panamanian doctors that are U.S. trained. This is one of the reasons the healthcare system in Panama has such a good reputation. Most health care professionals speak English as well as Spanish.
Health care costs in Panama are dramatically less than in the USA and some other 1st world countries. Many medical procedures are 1/2 to 1/4th the cost of the same procedures in the USA.
What to do in and around Panama City? Obviously, we must start with the Panama Canal Tour. Take a boat ride through the canal. While you are there visit the Canal museum. It goes into the history of the project and even has a film where you can watch them build the canal. The Casco Viejo area is also great to explore. This is the “old town” of Panama City that has been revitalized and refurbished over the years. It has cobblestone streets with boutique hotels in old buildings that have great architecture. Gourmet restaurants, stylish cafes, and chic shops. The nightlife there is also on point, with roof top bars, fine dining, and jazz clubs to entertain you. As in anything else in life you are only limited by your imagination and budget.