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It is possible to rent a car at a number of locations across Panama City and in the other large cities of the country. There are also several car rental outlets at the Tocumen International Airport. The major companies for car rental include Hertz and Avis as well as several other well-known organizations, such as Budget, Dollar and National can be found in the airport's Arrivals area. Drivers of rental cars must be aged 21 or above.

There is an extra charge for those drivers who are aged 21 and 22 as they are considered to be a higher risk. There is no upper age limit for car rental drivers, but a valid driver’s license is required. Some rental companies may require a minimum age of 25, but the details of this will be available on the rental company’s website.


Panama is in the south of Central America and can easily be explored independently. The roads and highways of Panama is in very good condition (by Central and South American standards). You can rent a car and drive it around the country to visit all the exciting places there are to see in Panama.

While traveling by car you can discover attractions which are difficult or even impossible by public transportation. Driving in Panama City is more difficult than most big cities in the United States, with the occasional traffic jams at rush hours and few signs on the street. In addition there are and a lack of traffic lights at busy intersections.

In the rest of the country, driving is mostly stress-free. Upload apps like WAZE for your smart phone as it works as an cheap GPS that covers most roads and many people post roads hazards, traffic cops locations, road blocks, etc so any fellow traveler can see.

The Pan American Highway is paved for the entire length of the country, and has many roads which branch off to towns off the highway, most of which are paved, and most of the rest are still easily navigable in a sedan. However, road engineering standards are low, so be on the lookout for off camber turns, deep potholes, and sharp turns with no warning. It is highly recommended to drive well informed about your route.y intersections.

For driving in Panama you need the driver’s license of your country but to avoid trouble at police controls it is better to have an international driver's license with you as well. The traffic rules are almost the same as in Europe or the U.S. Road signs are frequent. The speed limits are 40 km/h within cities, 80 km/h outside and 100 km/h on the highways. You will find gas stations all over Panama. A lot of stations are open around the clock. You get gas of three types: unleaded, super and diesel.

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