Panama City Airport, also known as Tocumen International Airport, is the largest airport in Central America and in Panama. Approximately 7.7 million people pass through its gates each year. The airport is conveniently located only 24 kilometers from Panama City proper, giving you easy access to the city’s many sights and sounds. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Panama City Airport has to offer so you can take full advantage of this lively city. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Inside Panama City Airport
In 2006, the airport went through some major changes which catapulted it into the forefront of innovation and progress in the industry. This renovation was undertaken in three separate stages. The first consisted of the expansion of the main passenger terminal; at a cost of approximately $21 million, new boarding gates, bridges, lounges, and operating space were added to the infrastructure of the facility. The second expansion phase of the airport, known as Terminal Muelle Norte, cost $60 million; a completely new terminal with 12 additional gates was built. The luggage sorting system was expanded to accommodate increased demand and one gate was designed to accommodate the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. The third expansion is still underway, and is slated to be completed in 2016. Terminal Sur will include 20 additional gates, a third runway, a new terminal, hundreds of parking spots, and four new direct-access lanes to the airport.
Take advantage of your Panama City Airport car rental
A car rental Panama City Airport will allow you to explore the many sights and sounds of this vibrant city at your own leisure. Start your journey in the old city center; Casco Viejo. It is considered the most picturesque district in the city, boasts a large array of important buildings and grand museums. Here you will find the Plaza Cathedral, also known as the Plaza de la Independencia. It is here that the proclamations of independence from both Spain and Colombia were issued. The Cathedral, constructed between 1688 and 1796, is an imposing building made out of stones and three of the bells from the destroyed cathedral of Panamá Viejo. If you wish to gain a panoramic view of the city and of ships awaiting passage through the canal, you can walk along the Paseo Las Bóvedas, which runs along the top of the old city’s defensive wall. Along Panama City Beach, you will find a slew of fabulous eateries, from casual beach side cafes to gourmet bistros and five-star restaurants serving traditional and international delicacies.
Book now with HAPPYCAR and take full advantage of the flexibility and freedom your Panama City Airport car rental grants you. Our quick and hassle free service provides you with a great springboard into your adventures. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!