Panama City - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

You can find most everything here and the mark-up on imported goods is not that scandalous when compared to other countries in the region. Sales tax is 7%. There are some crafts available from the indigenous groups. - Dec 2021

If you're into molas that's a thing here, there are some nice natural woven things (masks and baskets), some beaded necklaces and bracelets. - Oct 2018

Not really. There are some local indigenous artworks but once you have a few 'mola's' then there is not much else to buy. - Sep 2018

Yes. Molas, woven baskets, rum, coffee, chocolate, Panama hats. - Mar 2017

Mola, local t-shirts, arts and crafts. - Jun 2015

Molas. - May 2015

Mola, Panamanian hat, hammocks. - Jul 2014

Not much, most of the souvenirs you see here are available in other countries in Central America as well. Some indigenous handicrafts are different. - Mar 2014

Tourism. Artisan goods are not that great here. - Jan 2013

Handicrafts such as molas, embroidered indigenous tapestries, baskets, masks - Sep 2011

some local craft items including taguas - Dec 2009

The molas are beautiful. They put them on everything from purses to sandals. - May 2008

Travel to the islands. - Apr 2008

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