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Thursday, July 24 2014 @ 03:25 PM EDT

New "Hop On, Hop Off" Tourists Bus Service in Panama City

Travel & TourismA new type of tourist bus service will be circulating around Panama City in order to provide visitors with a special tour, making the trip unique, comfortable and different. Roxana Mendez, Mayor of Panama, was the guest of honor at the presentation of the bus that crossed the coastal strip, with journalists, company employees, executives and special guests. Mayor Mendez said this new service adds a value to the city that will now allow tourists to see the city at a glance, and moving them in a safe manner. She said her office is working with the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) to help improve the face of the capital city. (Estrella)

Editor's Comment: This is the new "hop on, hop off" bus service, double decker open air tourist buses that will be rotating through the most popular tourist destinations in the city. The existing bus routes don't lend themselves well to use by tourists because they are primarily designed for commuters. Good idea. What's it cost? I dunno... I hope they have a security guard on board the bus, or the maleantes are going to see this as a golden opportunity to rob money packing tourists. Like, hop on (steal some money and cameras and stuff), hop off, run like hell.

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New \"Hop On, Hop Off\" Tourists Bus Service in Panama City
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 07:42 PM EST

They just had an article about them in the Visitante. Its $29 for a day pass on the bus, or $39 for 2 day pass and thats adult prices. I think kids are a little cheaper. Its got GPS in the buses and they run every 30 minutes to one of 9 locations around the city (casco viejo, miraflores museum, parque urraca, and more, I don't remember). They have a running guide in english, spanish and a few other languages that point out the sites along the way. You can get tickets at the malls and a few other locations.

New \"Hop On, Hop Off\" Tourists Bus Service in Panama City
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 11:27 PM EST

I'm not so sure this is that great of an idea since it rains like it does here. Plus, Don has a great point about maleantes. On top of that, how many tourists know their way around enough to not get hopelessly lost and wind up in Chorillo or Samaria? Looks good at first glance, but once you start looking closer... kind of like a girl I used to date.

New \"Hop On, Hop Off\" Tourists Bus Service in Panama City
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, February 09 2012 @ 06:36 PM EST

I predict a roll-over in its very first race with a Diablo Rojo.