San Miguelito

Travel Guide Central America Panama San Miguelito

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Introduction

San Miguelito is a district (Distrito Especial) and a neighbourhood of Panama City. It is the second district of the country with more population.

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Neighborhoods

San Miguelito, Los Andes, Pan de Azúcar, Villa Guadalupe, Samaria, Paráiso, Santa Librada, Cerro Batea, San Isidro (areas not recommended for tourism). Other neighbourhoods are: Los Andes 2, Altos de Cerro Viento, Brisas del Golf, San Antonio, Camino Real and Villa Lucre (areas with more security). Metromall-Los Pueblos and Los Andes Mall are commercial areas.

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Sights and Activities

Sunrise Metromall Panama.

Sunrise Metromall Panama.

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Metromall and Los Pueblos Commercial Center Area are places where you can buy, eat, see a movie and what you want to find. Tourists and locals come here, whic makes an attractive mix. It is located in Avenue Domingo Díaz (Vía Tocumen). Los Andes Mall, located in front of Los Andes Metro Station is another place where you can buy.

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes can be found in cities and most major towns. Wifi is on the rise though with many hotels, restaurants and bars offering this services, especially in the major tourist areas like Panama City, Bocas del Toro and Boquete. Some mountainous or off the beaten track areas might not have any internet services at all.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Panama's country code is 507. All cellular numbers start with the number 6 and have 8 digits. Land line phone numbers have 7 digits. 911 is the general emergency phone number.

Calls to the USA and Europe are between 4 and 10 cents a minute. The best way to make international calls from Panama is to buy prepaid telephone cards that are sold at every corner. The most popular is the TeleChip card. If you bring your cellphone, you can choose to buy a local simcard, instead of paying high charges for internet use through your home provider.

Post

Correos y Telegrafos is the national postal company of Panama. It provides a wide range of services though you usually have to use the post offices for both sending and receiving mail and packages, including buying stamps. Post offices can be found in many cities and towns and are open from 6:30am to 5:45pm Monday to Friday and 7:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday. Domestic mail takes several days but to the USA and Europe for example it can take anywhere from 5 to over 10 days depending on the country. For sending larger packages, you might also consider using companies like FedEx, TNT, UPS or DHL, as they offer fast, reliable and competitively priced services as well.

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