The Autoridad de Turismo Panamá (Panamanian Tourism Authority, ATP) is Panama's official tourism organization.
ATP has 17 offices around Panama, open weekdays 8–3:30. The English-speaking staff at ATP offices are friendly and helpful. Their resources—mostly brochures—tend to plug local tour companies rather than aid independent touring.
Other resources include The Visitor, a small, free paper that can be found at most hotels and travel agencies, and Panama Planner, an excellent tourism magazine available at large hotels.
Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá. 507/526–7000; www.atp.gob.pa.
Online Travel Tools
Explore Panama. Explore Panama offers an introduction to Panama tourism. explorepanama.com.
Panama Guide. The online newspaper Panama Guide has lots of up-to-date information about what's going on in Panama. www.panama-guide.com.
Panama Info. Packed with listings and advice, Panama Info is an excellent resource whether you're traveling or moving to Panama. panamainfo.com.
The Panama Report. The Panama Report has a mix of travel and investment information, as well as sales pitches, but it hasn't been updated for years. www.thepanamareport.com.