Panama City Folkloric Show and Dinner

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Panama City Folkloric Show and Dinner
from USD $110.00
Enjoy the dinner and show full of folklore and symbolism, with traditional acoustic melodies and traditional dances with colorful dresses while you enjoy the delicious Panamanian cuisine. The show features the best of Panama culture and some of the most attractive folkloric heritages of Latin America, The women´s unique “Pollera” a handmade cotton dress complemented with precious jewelry, is exhibited while they dance.
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In Brief

Panama City, Panama
3 hours

Wednesday through Saturday

All entrance fees included
Dinner included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Important InfoInfo
Panama has always been a melting pot for several cultures, which blessed the country with wonderful music traditions. Originally, native Indian groups created their acoustic instruments using parts of plants and shells of different animals. Later, the Spanish conquerors brought their influence from the Old World. The Afro-Caribbeans also contributed to Panama's diversity when they arrived for the Panama Canal's construction. These and other small groups gave birth to, what is today, one of the most attractive and folkloric heritages of Latin America.

This allegoric dinner and show will entertain you with traditional acoustic music played by local musicians. Dancers (including women wearing the unique "pollera") exhibit handmade cotton dresses complemented by precious body and head jewelry. The men´s typical attire is relatively simple; however, their hats are finely handmade by excellent artisans who spend weeks creating only one piece, and their cotton shirts boast gold or pearl buttons.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a breathtaking journey into Panamanian history accompanied by excellent local cuisine.


  • Folkloric show
  • Dinner (set menu)
  • One non-alcoholic beverage
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off


  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:30 PM

Departure Point

Tour departs from most Panama City hotels.

Returns To

Tour returns to the original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Hotel info required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3.81 out of 5 based on the last 16 recent reviews

They picked us up, right on time at the Ritz, which we'd asked if they would come there rather than one of their listed hotels. The driver didn't speak english but had all he needed to say recorded, however we spoke Spanish. LOL. He got us there safely and our table for 4 was very nice. The food was good. Definitely not fine dining as it's a large seating area with lots of big groups. I paid extra to enjoy sangria with my meal and it was very good. The show was excellent and entertaining. We were stopped by police on the way home because the driver went down a one way, wrong and after a chat supposedly requesting a bribe we were back on our way. It was very close to the restaurant, Tinajas, so we probably could have taken Uber and reserved on our own but this tour booking made it very painless and easy for a first night in Panama City, Panama .
• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
Tour was excellent
• Submitted 01 Jul 2015
Absolutely a must if you are in Panama City. The dancing was wonderful! The costumes gorgeous!. We all loved it!
• Submitted 22 Apr 2015
We loved the food and the show was great!!! We definitely recommend this tour!!!
• Submitted 12 Jun 2013
• Submitted 10 Sep 2012
Wonderful group of dancers...happy entertainment. Nice variety of food, generous portions and good food. Nice beginning to our Panama city visit. Grammy Sharon
• Submitted 19 Feb 2016
Overall it was a good tour, the guide picked us up not much conversation about the event and he told us he would pick us up in 3 hours
• Submitted 29 Sep 2014
Pick up was thirty minutes late but everything else was great. The show was real fun food plentiful and tasty, lots of choices
• Submitted 06 Aug 2012
Had problems with reservations. Was in my traveling partners name (David Roy) instead of mine, Santos Pajntoja. Made it OK after some trouble. Almost missed the show and dinner.
• Submitted 30 Apr 2012
We had a bit of a problem with the hotel pick-up. First, when we called from the USA to confirm, we were given one time. We called again from Panama and were given another time. Second, the driver did not speak English. Though he had our names on his sheet, he didn't seem to recognize the Viator cofirmation sheets.. Fortunately, the representative at the hotel helped resolve the problem. The dinner was very nice and the server, very friendly and helpful. We were seated in the back center of the room. The show was entertaining and lived up to the description. It would have been nice to have had more singing in the show.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2012
Show was worth seeing and I enjoyed the typical Panamain dinner.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2010
The experience overall was good. We were there to celebrate my cousins 50th. The driver picked us up at our hotel and transported our group of 11 to the restaurant. The waiters were attentive. However with the tour purchase you only got one drink which was good. If you wanted anything else you had to purchase it. The food was ok, I did not care for the seafood casserole but my group liked their meals. The show was nice and they let you take pictures at the end with the dancers. I give it a 3.5 overall experience. If my food was good I would have given it a 4 star rating.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2019
IT is OK.nothing great.
• Submitted 14 Jul 2016
The restaurant was ok. The highlight was the show.
• Submitted 17 Jul 2013
Good taxi collection and drop, half empty venue lacking atmosphere, okay meal and 1 hour dance show.
• Submitted 18 Aug 2016
would give it Zero stars; Food was poor to inedible; delivered wrong meal and then meat was dry Table Service was bad. Waitstaff - continually blocked view; should have several pauses in show - and at that time wait staff could deliver/clear items- without blocking stage view Show was only mildly entertaining, repetitive and too long
• Submitted 07 Feb 2014

In Brief

Panama City, Panama
3 hours

Wednesday through Saturday

All entrance fees included
Dinner included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included