Panama City Beach Tourism, Florida

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This beautiful city is a part of the Bay County and lies between the capital cities of Tallahassee and Pensacola. It is often mistaken as The Panama City though both are completely different. This whole stretch is also known as the Emerald Coast, derives its name from the Emerald green waters of the sea. It is also known as the Redneck Riviera because of the large population of local tourists in here. The city is mostly known to be a tourist hub with the beautiful beaches and other amazing attractions such as the parks, zoos, adventure charters, etc. Much of the business and commercial activities take place in the twin city of Panama.

According to historical sources, the St. Andrew’s Bay here was the first home to the Native Americans who were mostly explorers. They came and settled down over here even before the place was civilized. The pirates also found the remote pockets of this coastal land good as their hideout where they could wait for merchant ships to come and they could then go to Spain or Proper Mexico. It is also said that even till today there is a lot of pirate treasure buried at points in this city especially in a place called ‘Shanty Point’ that is on the Shell Island.

Panama City Beach has since from the days of its development been a prime tourist attraction. Many university and college students flock this place especially during spring time. This is why the city is also known as the “Spring Break Capital of The World” by many people.

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Facts and Stats for Panama City Beach*

  • Panama City Beach: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Panama City Beach for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Panama City Beach.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Panama City Beach - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 70.31 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.27 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.48 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.66 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Panama City Beach

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Panama City Beach

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.6 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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