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Best Panama Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Panama (Updated 2022)

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We will write how to buy a Panama prepaid sim card and the best Panama sim card for tourists and how to buy a prepaid sim card in Panama. Click here to book online Panama activities and day trips 

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Panama with Claro Panama prepaid sim card for $15 USD with 4 GB data, 150 minutes, 75 sms valid for 30 days. Read here best Panama eSim, how to get from Panama airport to city center, Panama city airport to Bocas del Toro and budget travel in Panama

You can find the cheapest Panama eSim with Airalo Panama eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and for $18 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Holafly Panama eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days. Ubigi Panama eSim for $14 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $38 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

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WHERE TO STAY IN PANAMA

Hostel and dorms can only cost $15 USD a night in Panama if you’re on budget travel. They are decent and quite comfortable. There are also mid-range hotels in Panama. They can cost up to $50 USD a night if you want a more comfortable place to stay at while exploring Panama. If you prefer luxury will start from $100 USD per night.

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PANAMA TOURIST SIM CARD AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN PANAMA

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First thing we have to say about Panama prepaid sim card that internet and data connection in Panama is great especially in the cities. There are a few places off the beaten path like mountains, beaches and jungle where the connection will be weak.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is buying a prepaid sim card in Panama. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get outside the airport when getting to the city in an official phone shop.

There are 4 phone operators in the country: +movil, Claro, Tigo and Digicel. You can buy your Panama tourist sim card when you arrive in Tocumen international airport. I would recommend buying outside because prices tend to be higher at the airport compared to the stores in town.

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BUYING PANAMA PREPAID SIM CARD AIRPORT (SIM CARD PANAMA AIRPORT)

Buying a Panama sim card in Panama airport is simple and easy. You can get your sim card in the airport or in the phone stores. You can purchase your Panama sim card in the airport but there aren’t so many options and prices will be more expensive.

If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your Panama prepaid sim card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy your Panama tourist sim card for more affordable prices.

WHERE TO GET YOUR PANAMA TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can get your Panama sim card at the airport to phone stores. There are phone kiosks and local shops willing to sell a Panama prepaid sim card. Just make sure that you present your foreign passport even it’s not mandatory in Panama.

The main operators in Panama are +movil, Claro, Tigo and Digicel. If you are getting to Panama by bus from Costa Rica you can also get your Panama tourist sim card in the Bus Station or around the city in kiosks and phone shops.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD PANAMA COMPARISON

We will focus in this prepaid sim card Panma with +movil the most popular one in Panama. We will tell you about Claro, Tigo and Digicel.

+Movil Panama Sim Card

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+Movil sim card Panama is the largest phone operator and the most reliable talking about coverage. You can get a +Movil prepaid sim card for $2USD and top up. Check here prices and packages in Claro website!

You can get a +Movil prepaid sim card in Panama for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid 15 days and $15 USD with 2 GB data valid for 30 days.

Claro Panama Sim Card

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Claro sim card Panama is the second-largest phone operator and the most reliable talking about coverage. You can get a Claro prepaid sim card for $2 USD sometimes they give you free in promotions in the malls. Check here prices and packages in Claro website!

You can get a Claro prepaid sim card in Panama for $10 USD with 3 GB data, 50 minutes, 50 sms valid for 15 days. And for $15 USD with 4 GB data, 150 minutes, 75 sms valid 30 days.

Digicel Panama Sim Card

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Digicel sim card Panama has the best coverage if you are visiting San Blas Island the most beautiful place in Panama. You can get a Digicel prepaid sim card in Panama for $5 USD with 1 GB, 25 minutes valid 7 days.

For $10 USD with 2.5 GB, 50 minutes valid 14 days. And for $20 USD with 5 GB data valid 28 days all of them with unlimited sms. Check here prices and packages in Digicel website!

Tigo Panama Sim Card

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Tigo sim card Panama is the old Movistar in Panama. You can get for $2 USD with 250 MB, 5 minutes valid 2 days.

You can get a Tigo Panama prepaid sim card for $5 USD with 1.1 GB data, 20 minutes valid 7 days. And for $10 USD with 1.5 GB data, 40 minutes valid 15 days all of them with a few sms. Check here prices and packages in Tigo website!

HOLAFLY PANAMA ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Holafly Panama eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

AIRALO PANAMA ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo Panama eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and for $18 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%)

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Nomad eSim Panama for $20 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. Nomad eSim Panama prepaid starts at $48 USD with 3 GB data and for $54 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

MTX Connect eSim Panama

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MTX Connect eSim Panama for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.

UBIGI PANAMA ESIM

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Ubigi Panama eSim for $14 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $38 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

GIGSKY PANAMA ESIM

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GigSky Panama eSim for $15 USD with 1 GB data valid for 15 days and for $40 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

PANAMA SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Panama prepaid Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card in Panama with Claro prepaid sim card Panama for $15 USD with 4 GB data, 150 minutes, 75 sms valid for 30 days.

Unless you are going to San Blas Island Digicel can be your option with high speed and coverage in the islands.

You can find the cheapest Panama eSim with Airalo Panama eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and for $18 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Holafly Panama eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days. Ubigi Panama eSim for $14 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $38 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

BEST TIME TO VISIT PANAMA

The best time to visit Panama is during the summer dry season from mid-December to mid-April. The Panama Canal Zone has a tropical climate with high humidity year-round. You can also come to Panama in February, March, September and October for the least chance of rain.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN PANAMA

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If you in local stands, a meal can cost up to $3-$4 USD. It can consist of rice, chicken, beans, and maybe another side plus a drink. You can also find cheap cafes and sandwich shops around for cheaper options of $5-$6 USD a mealBeer is usually $1USD during hostel happy hours while mixed drinks costs $2.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET IN PANAMA

Hostel and dorms can only cost $15 USD a night in Panama, which is a fair amount if you’re on a budget travel. They are decent and quite comfortable. Of course, there are also mid-range hotels in Panama.

They can cost up to $50 USD a night if you want a more comfortable place to stay at while exploring Panama. If you prefer luxury will start from $100 USD per night.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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