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“You can stash your luggage here while waiting to catch your bus”
Review of Albrook Mall

Albrook Mall
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$110.00*
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Panama City Shopping and City Tour
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Panama City Half Day Shopping Tour
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2-Hour Tour of the Panama Canal
Ranked #16 of 177 things to do in Panama City
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed June 11, 2013

For those of you planning to take an intercity bus to another town (e.g. David, Bocas, etc), there no longer are any lockers at the Gran Terminal (bus station). However, the Albrook Mall is next door (and airconditioned). The large department stores will check your luggage for free (tip the attendant when you pick up your stuff). You can leave it with them (keep anything valuable on your person) and shop, window shop or get a bite to eat until it's time to retrieve your stuff and catch your bus. The mall is huge. This if the fourth time we've been here and still haven't been to every section of it. There is a cyber studio on the second floor of the tiger hall where for $1/hour you can use decent wifi (on it as I write this) or use their Pcs. You can pretty much find anything you could possibly want or need here. They have plenty of the US fast food chains represented here (McDonalds, Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts, Carl's Jr., Subway, Quiznos, on and on and on, as well as local chains and independent restaurants)

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Albrook Mall is only located 15-20minute USD5/= cab ride from the hotel areas (like Riu Panama Plaza, Waldorf or HardRock).
This mall is huge and you can easily get disoriented in there, but it helps that they have huge animals figures throughout the mall, near the entrances and concourse. But due to the electricity restrictions, the mall suffers from a lack of good air-conditioning and also proper lighting in the day time. To conserve power, the mall does not have their air-conditioning turned on, which is fine in the general area. But inside the stalls, most of them are very warm inside, so it makes for an uncomfortable shopping... plus most of the stores looks as if its closed, since they do not have all their lights on.

Tenant and retail mix is reasonably well with some local and foreign chains. But lots of clothing and sporting shops, but with not many high end stores. There is no major department store anchor, but Super99 (a hypermarket type store) and a large DIY home hardware store. Their foodcourt is big, and have a fair selection of fastfood and some local foods.

1  Thank schia48
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We didn't get our luggage when we arrived, and have to rush out to buy everything we needed for our holiday. Then Albrook was the right place! A lot of good shops, and we found everything! We missed some good places to have lunch. The foodhall was crowdy and noisy, not a good place for rest.

1  Thank Kjersti M
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

I visited here on December 22 2012 having booked a Panama Canal/Shopping excursion through my hotel Royal Decameron Panama for a great price of $55 .I will repeat what other people have said on here about each exit having an animal coded exit Kangaroo,Elephant,Rhino e.t.c.This is a good and essential thing if they didn't have this they might have to send a search party out to find you that's how gigantic this place is it makes Metrotown Mall in Burnaby B.C. Canada look small in comparison and that's saying something? I priced out electronic goodies(tablets,led tvs e.t.c.) down there compared to North America they're way more expensive but when it comes to clothes and especially shoes you pay almost nothing down in this part of Central America for this stuff.The food mall has KFC, Pizza Hut and just about any other big food franchise that you can name from North America and the price for the meals are reasonable.I say if you're planning a trip to Panama whether you're from Europe,North America e.t.c then do visit here if you like to shop there's some bargains to be had here and it's easy to see why it's so popular with people from Columbia,Venezuela e.t.c.

Thank Alistair B
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed at Panama City for 8 days and we visited the mall a few times. It is very big even in North American standard. There are lots to see, stores, food court etc. Things there are very cheap. It is very crowded during weekends.

Each entrance/exit is marked by an alphabet, and thus an animal. It is fun and it is easy for the people to remeber which entrance/exit they use.

One thing you have to keep in mind: only the washroom near the foodcourt is free. For other washroom, you have to pay $0.25 for the use.

There is also a superstore Super 99 inside the mall. We tried some food at the canteen inside Super 99 and it was quite good, very cheap too.

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