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Tips at Panama
According to World Bank data for the year 2011, Panama has a population of 3,571,185 people, of which just over half live in the capital city.
Panamanians have diverse backgrounds that highlight mestizos among African descendants, indigenous and Spanish.
Although the official language is Spanish, many Panamanians handle English as a second language.
Legal So using two currencies, the U.S. dollar and the Balboa, which equivalence is equal to the dollar. The Balboas only exist in coins, not bills and there are 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents.
We accept most credit cards and currency trading can be exchanged at banks and exchange offices located in different parts of the city. In the case of banking hours are Monday through Friday from 08:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. In malls times vary, but can be extended until 6:30 pm.
Once in the Tocumen International Airport, located about 15 minutes from the city, there are taxis outside the airport that they can charge $ 25 to $ 30 to transfer.
The issue of tipping is essential, especially when it comes to tourists visit the city and taste of a good meal or a few drinks at a restaurant. Typically in Panama, is giving 10% of what it costs the service but in some places already included so it is good to check first. There are also places where the tip is suggested within the billing invoice. Freedom is equal to the amount your going to give, especially if you receive optimal service worth remembering.
The same security you can feel for the climate, the must have regarding public safety. Panama is one of the safest countries in Latin America. Fortunately, crimes and robberies are the daily bread and against tourists less.