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BrianTom January 27th, 2006 03:07 PM

Cristobal Panama, Free trade zone
 
2 years ago when we docked in Cristobal, we were standing on the pier and noticed about 20 cruise ship employees sprinting from the ship, with such commotion, to grab taxi's to take them to what I was told was the Free Trade Zone for shopping. We did not go then due the inability to find out more info about it. Apparently there are good deals on shoes, clothes electronics etc.

Does anyone know more about this? Such as where? transportation? how far from pier? is it really as good as they said? etc.

Thanks

Mike M January 31st, 2006 07:40 PM

There is a Duty Free Zone in Colon where goods without Panama duty and taxes imposed so they are less expensive.

You can take a taxi from the port and it is a relatively short distance. Many ships have shopping excursions to the area. This may be an alternative if you aren't experienced at traveling on your own.

Take care,
Mike

BrianTom February 5th, 2006 04:22 PM

Thanks Mike for your answer. Have you been? or heard of anyone that has been? And if you have or know anyone, do you know if it is good stuff?

Thanks

daaling September 13th, 2006 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrianTom
Thanks Mike for your answer. Have you been? or heard of anyone that has been? And if you have or know anyone, do you know if it is good stuff?

Thanks

Brian/Tom...tx for info on Cristobal...I/we will be on Brilliance in Jan07..ant tips..I'v booked my 15th cruise just y'day..not been to Cristobal, but to PC years ago, just thru locks tho..are there still Kuna molas avail..got them in their islands back then..email me pls..daaling456@juno.com


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