Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 1
I really appreciate this post. I am traveling to Panama as most of you know. So I asked my daughter about this. She said credit cards of any kind don't work there. She uses her debit card only, which is fine. She said a friend had a problem with someone accessing her account (I guess with the pin) and she didn't have any problem getting it fixed. I didn't ask Heather about traveler's checks since you seem to think they aren't that easy to use. Besides, since Heather lives there I won't be without resources. And since Panama uses American dollars I don't have any kind of conversion problems. But I am definitely taking a money belt with money of course. That's a good idea.

She said when you get a taxi you tell them the area you live in (she lives in San Francisco area of Panama) then you tell them the street and then the closest intersection street...then when you spot your building you say 'Alto' for stop. She said they don't have addresses. I think she said you tell them to go a certain way, like via Espana and that will get them in the general area. Seems like a very wasteful way to use gasoline. And I think the price of gasoline there is a little bit more than here in Georgia.
Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.