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ATMs in Panama and surrounding areas

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ATMs in Panama and surrounding areas

I am going to Panama in February and wondered if the ATM machine there are reliable in using debit cards from Canada....Not only in Panama city, I am also headed to Bouquete, and Bocas Islands...please let me know..thanks

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1. Re: ATMs in Panama and surrounding areas

There is an HSBC bank here in Boquete and the machines on Bocas are Banco National but we've had no problem using them and we do not have a Panamanian account. So I don't know why you would have trouble. There are ATM's at the airport in Panama if you are worried about getting cash when you land.

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What international network is your card part of ? (Florence - not all Canadian debit cards are visa or mastercard.)

Panama City has lots of ATMs - I have used British visa cards in several.

Edited: 03 January 2013, 22:51
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3. Re: ATMs in Panama and surrounding areas

Thanks very much Florence!

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The network for my debit card is Acculink, which is supposed to work but the local bank said they can't guarantee it..the mastercard I don't think will work and the Visa is PLUS

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I had a look at the ATMs in the supermarket near me here in Panama City - there were three - all had four symbols - Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus, Plus - if your card is one of those it should work.

Edited: 04 January 2013, 01:44
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Oh wow...my debit card, and Visa and Mastercard have Cirrus on them...but not Cirrus Plus...I will Google it and see what I find out. I presume you live in Panama City...if I could ask you another question...I want to go to one of the Embera Village tours.....do you have nay idea which is the best one to take?

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7. Re: ATMs in Panama and surrounding areas

Visa and Plus go together; Mastercard and Cirrus go together.

Yes, I live in Panama City - sorry, I have no idea about the Embera tours.

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Thanks Beardo..

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9. Re: ATMs in Panama and surrounding areas

I had no problems using the ATMs at that Multiplaza Mall a few years ago.

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10. Re: ATMs in Panama and surrounding areas

Thank-you