Welcome To Panama City
Welcome to the InterContinental Miramar. The Hotel's staff and I will give you the most expert, personalized service within our reach. Please feel free to contact us at any time, we'll gladly assist you.
InterContinental Miramar Panama epitomizes the capital's cosmopolitan style with a striking tower in the financial district. Views of the Pacific Ocean showcase vessels coming through the Panama Canal, which is only eight kilometres (five miles) away. The main shopping malls, Atlapa Convention Centre and Casco Viejo (the old city) are within close reach.
Start the day with an ocean breeze. Take a morning walk with the locals on Balboa Avenue Harbour and enjoy the view of the city skyline and Panama Bay. Your walk will end at The Boulevard, one of the oldest and best café in the city where you can order a Panamanian breakfast or one of the famous pastelitos with the best coffee in town. Take your time here reading the daily news and then go to the Casco Viejo which is 15 minutes from the hotel;. There you may visit the Panama Canal Museum, the Plaza de Francia or the Palacio de las Garza (Presidential Palace) for a guided tour.
On your way back from the Casco Viejo, a stop at the Seafood Market is not to be missed!. You'll see the most delicious catches of the day. For lunch, just go upstairs to the casual restaurant that serves, as you might imagine, a fabulous variety of seafood fresh from the sea.
As the sun begins to sunset, take a cab to Miraflores Locks. The unexpected scale of the canal locks that must accommodate large, Panamax vessels through. Enjoy a dinner at the Miraflores Restaurant or alternatively Calle Uruguay with a wide variety of Restaurants and night life.
Parking lots or any place with parking might have a person who will say "Bien cuidado" to you - asking to take care of your car in return for a couple of quarters. Some are trustworthy and some aren't. It's very common.
The daytime temperatures in Panama throughout much of the year can be in the high 90s to low 80s almost anytime of the year and at night things cool down to around 70 degrees. In the rainy season you can usually expect bright and sunny mornings, temperatures in the mid 80's, light breezes and afternoon rains.
Local taxis don't use taxi meters. A fair rate is set by zone. Within the city area prices vary but should never be more than $5.
7am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm, are the times with most of the traffic is in the city.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Between two oceans
Panama touches both the Pacific and Atlantic Oeans and you can get to each of them within 45 minutes from Panama City. Panama Canal connects both oceans through around 50 miles Canal. About 25 minutes away from the hotel, you can catch the coast to coast rail service. Have breakfast in the Pacific, and enjoy lunch in the Caribbean.
Due to the construction of the Panama Canal and the massive foreign influence, our country has a very multicultural population. A great variety of races and costumes can be seen everywhere.
Panama is one of the first countries in Central America to offer free medical insurance to every tourist.
WHAT TO PACK
The weather is warm tropical all year round, with an average temperature of 80º F. Bring comfortable clothes, during the day shorts, summer dresses, flip flops, sneakers, don’t forget your sun glasses and sun block. At night Panamanians likes to dress up: Men wear slacks, dress shirts or polos and Women wear dresses, skirts, pants or dressy jeans. If working in an office, appropriate business dress is required. Please note that due to the warm weather in Panama, air conditioners are always set up to very cool tempertaures. A sweater or light jacket may be required while indoors.
If you are travelling from Europe to Panama, a 220v to 110v electricity converter will be very useful.
Our official currency is the Balboa; however please note that all transactions are in US Dollars. The US dollar is the official currency used in all business transactions. Panamanian coins are of the same value, size and metal as US coins, though both are frequently used. If you don`t want to exchange your currency before your trip (ex. Euros), we have plenty of ATMs and also accept bank cards on most networks (Plus, Cirrus, MasterCard, Visa, Amex).
- Miramar Plaza, Balboa Avenue
- Panama City , 5
- Front Desk +5-07-2068888
Distance 18 KM / 11.18 MI SOUTH EAST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): $30.00 (USD)
Time by taxi: 15 minutes
Turn right onto the highway (Corredor) towards Panama City, exit at Avenida balboa. Hotel is located at the left hand side.
Station Name: Panama Canal Railway Company
Distance 8.0 KM / 4.97 MI NORTH to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: $15.00 (USD)
Take Avenida Balboa to the northwest, up the bridge to the left, go straight until Ave Omar Torrijos and 3.5 km turn left on the Panama Canal Railway Terminal.
- Parking is available free of charge. Valet parking is also available 24 hours a day. We have 2 parkings exclusive for people with disabilities.
- Valet Parking Available
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
FROM WEST, FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL: TURN ON THE TUMBA MUERTO ONTO THE HIGHWAY. FOLLOW UNTIL IT ENDS, CONTINUE STRAIGHT ON AVENIDA BALBOA, THEN MAKE A U-TURN TO THE HOTEL (ONE WAY). THE HOTEL IS LOCATED ON THE AVENIDA BALBOA.