What kinds of gifts and souvenirs can I find in Panama?

Panama has a great number of handicrafts and souvenirs for travelers to purchase. Panama’s indigenous groups make some of the best souvenirs, including molas (handmade blouses), decorative baskets, carved tagua nuts, wooden figures, and beaded jewelry. Other popular souvenirs include coffee, paintings, t-shirts, and hats. There are street vendors in places like Panama City and Bocas del Toro, as well as small souvenir shops scattered across the country. However, don’t wait until the last minute to buy something — the Tocumen International Airport has very few options.