Reminders and pointers for these festivities (Panama City)
1. Banks will be closed from wednesday to friday. On saturday they will open again.
2. On the 3rd and 4th of november, certain streets will be closed do to the parades. So be mindful when you take your car out.
3. A lot of stores will be closed.
4. If you are thinking of going to the beach area, BE PATIENT. Tuesday afternoon will see very very very heavy traffic leaving the city, as well as wednesday morning. When coming back, better plan your trip back on saturday, or if you are dead set on coming back sunday, leave as early as you can. Otherwise, you can see bumper to bumper traffic into the city.
Hope this helps.