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by elsadran

For electronic goods one of the best places in Panama city is the shopping center in Albrook airport. It is a very modern airconditioned complex with many nice and trustworthy shops. Prices are very good and the variety of goods is quite large. There are all kinds of electric and electronic devices, clothes, and household goods. A lot of buses passing from every corner of the city can take you there for 0,25$. If you are ...loaded when leaving take a taxi. Give no more than 2$-3$ for any destination in the city.
As for traditional good and souvenirs there are a lot all over Panama. Carvings of tagua ( a kind of coconut tree seed), molas, painted ceramic, polleras (traditional Panamanian dresses), baskets and painted hats are the most common artisan products. Lately there is an increase in the flow of tourists so there is also an increase in artisan industry. The state is trying to help the artisan markets by remodelling their shops, making them more attractive and accessible. They also guide the artisans to diversify and modernise their products thus selling a greater variety of more useful objects at more reasonable prices. So, for example, the molas come now not only in squares but in purses, shirts, cell phone holders, bags and oven mitts. The best prices are in the Market of 5 de Mayo in Panama City . There are some in Plaza de Francia and also in Central Avenue. And in the shops in Panama Viejo. More expensive in the good neighbourhoods of the city.
Finally you can buy a house or a luxurious ...apartment at a very good price...!

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2008
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