Panama girls often get overshadowed by the attention received by their South American counterparts from Brazil and Colombia. Panamanian women inherit their features from several heritages – the Caribbean, Hispanic, Jewish, Indigenous, and even Chinese – making the country an absolute melting pot of hot Panamanian women!
Panama City is probably the country’s only city where a foreigner has a reasonable shot at the dating game, though other cities like David and Bocas del Toro are other options to explore.
Daytime Dating in Panama
It is worth a mention that Panama City is a large, modern city – not for someone on a shoestring budget.
Dating during the day often revolves around the public places frequented by locals and foreigners. In the capital Panama City (not to be confused with Panama City, Florida), you have many places to choose from, depending on your budget and the kind of atmosphere you’re looking at.
Casco Viejo Main Square
The most popular landmark in entire Panama City has locals and foreigner girls just strolling by. Most of them might sail the same boat as you, wondering what to do all day.
Given Panama’s hot and humid tropical climate, you will be drained of energy and enthusiasm if you are out in the sun for long. Unsurprisingly, the girls prefer spending their time indoors, which zeroes down your options to the shopping malls. Our recommended malls are:
- Multiplaza Pacific
- Abrook Mall
- Metromall Panama
- Altaplaza Mall
- Atrio Mall
- Multicentro Mall
Panama City hosts lots of parks for outings with friends, dating or even casual hangouts. Some popular options are:
- Causeway Amador
- Recreational Park Omar Torrijos
- Mirador de Las Américas
- Metropolitan Park
Though Panama City is not renowned for beaches, Coronado and Gorgona located on the outskirts are a couple of options worth trying.
If you are looking for something old-school, check out the Panama Canal Museum or Biomuseo.
Dating at Night
Whether you are single looking out for hot Panama women or looking for a vibrant place to have a good time with your girl, Panama City has a lot to offer. The city’s nightclubs and bars have a contemporary mix of visitors – both locals and foreigners.
Casco Viejo is a very popular area among tourists, frequented by singles looking to pick up women and by couples looking for a place to let themselves loose.
Here’s a compact list of some of the most popular hang-out points at night:
- La Buat (famous amongst the couples looking to get naughty!)
- Casa Jaguar
- Ibiza Panama
- Prive in Calle Uruguay
- Bar in the Sky (BITS) at the Hard Rock Hotel
- Bling (Hard Rock Hotel, Marbella), the best nightclubs in Panama
The good bit is that most of these points are close to each other, meaning you would not have to worry about commuting while club-hopping.
A word of warning
As with any other country, there is a dark side to Panama’s buzzing dating environment. You are likely to run into gold-diggers looking to suck the last penny out of you. Also, there is a substantial supply for those looking for escorts and prostitutes. If you are not looking for them, there will be sufficient tell-tale signs that you should be able to read and correct your course.
Meeting Panamanian Women Online
Online dating is the perfect option for those who are looking to do the groundwork weeks before their travel. You can start shortlisting and contacting girls from your own country, and given a large number of women to pick from, you will likely have a few numbers to dial once you land.
Panamanian women are open to dating foreigners, and they often look out for them online. Play your cards well, and you will have a higher success rate compared to spending nights at bars, hoping to click with someone.
Tinder is worth trying, given its free registration and number of active users. However, do not depend solely upon it as it often turns out to be hit or miss.
AmoLatina.com is the real deal. It helps you filter out women who speak English and are located near the place of your travel. Definitely easier than spending hours running after girls, only to find out that the language barrier is too much to cross!
Dating websites in Panama offer a good reward for minimal physical activity. For those of you susceptible to venturing out alone after dark in a foreign land, this option is nothing less than god-sent!
Tips for Dating in Panama
Learn elementary Spanish
English is not that popular among Panamanian women, and you would be really lucky to find a girl who can converse in English. Learning even the basic Spanish will definitely open up a lot of doors, as the women will give the benefit of the doubt to the English guy who speaks broken Spanish in his sexy accent.
Understand the culture
It is a no-brainer but needs to be emphasized. Nearly all the native ladies have had a grounded upbringing and take great pride in their culture. Understanding and respecting it would go a long way in strengthening your bond and showing genuine interest.
You might be wealthy and have an impression of Panamanian women being easy. That is more of an exception than an example, though. Respect your date and treat her with chivalry. Do not let your eyes wander and give her the time and attention she deserves.
- Brace up for prostitutes – Panama has plenty of them, and a foreigner (perceived rich by default) is likely to be approached by them at cafes, nightclubs, bars, beaches – pretty much everywhere. It is a competitive business and a wealthy, long-term client is the ideal fodder for them.
- Take it slow – Do not fall in love too early, only to find that your soulmate moved on once she emptied your pockets. An average Panamanian girl will take it slow, and she’ll take months to get comfortable with you and see you as her life partner.
Wrapping it up
Panama is a wonderful country and is popular for holiday tourism. The women might not be the most jaw-dropping lot you’ve ever seen, but once you invest time and effort in finding out the right girl, you will be suitably rewarded. Safe travels!