Is Panama safe?

Panama is a very safe country. The people here are friendly and the medical services, especially in Panama City, are great. Crime isn’t a problem in most places, but there are a few areas that tourists should avoid, including the city of Colón, poorer parts of Panama City, and some regions of the Darién. Be sure to wear sunscreen while you’re visiting and exercise caution while hiking in the forest or swimming in the ocean. There are hospitals in larger cities and clinics in smaller towns. If any emergency arises, call 911 for an ambulance or 104 for the police.