Opposite the airport you'll find the Riande Airport Hotel (Tel. +507(0)290 3333). A bit further away from the airport, in Villa Lucre, lies Hotel Veracruz (Tel. +507(0)227 3022). There are many hotels in the center of Panama City, including the Sheraton Panama Hotel & Convention Center (Tel. +507(0)305 5100) and Radisson Decapolis Hotel Panama City (Tel. +507(0)215 5000). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There are restaurants, (snack) bars and shops at Panama Airport, but not very many.
You cannot store your baggage at Panama Tocumen Airport. For lost-and-found objects you need to turn to the information desk. The Panamanian Tourist Office has a counter near the baggage claim area.
In the central hall you'll find an information desk for inquiries about Panama Airport, flight schedules and airport services.
Apart from a VIP lounge (Tocumen Royal Saloon, Tel. +507(0)238 2600) offering basic facilities like faxing, copying and internet access Panama Airport doesn't offer business facilities. More extensive business facilities, including meeting rooms, can be found at the Riande Airport Hotel or in the business hotels in the city (see Hotels).
Panama City Airport meets American standards and is therefore fully accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, and also low-hanging telephones.
You can go to exchange offices, ATM's and a branch of the National Bank of Panama to change money. You can fax, make international telephone calls and use the internet at the Cable & Wireless kiosk.