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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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  • Save 8% Panama City Beach Dolphin Tour with Snorkeling
    Panama City Beach Dolphin Tour with Snorkeling

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Our tour takes you through historic St. Andrews Bay, Shell Island, and the beautiful beaches of Panama City. During your tour...

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  • Sunset Catamaran Sail
    Sunset Catamaran Sail44 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    If you are looking to unwind before dinner or a night out on the town, come take a romantic Sunset Sail on the Privateer, our...

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  • Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Excursion
    Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Excursion33 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Discover the marine life of the Gulf of Mexico on this 2-hour Shell Island tour from Panama City Beach. Watch for bottlenose ...

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  • Gulf World Marine Park General Admission
    Gulf World Marine Park General Admission1 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    This all day pass to Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach is fun for thewhole family!Enjoy daily live shows, explore o...

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Facts and Stats for Panama City Beach*

  • Pollution Statistics in Panama City Beach

    Know the pollution level of Panama City Beach before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • 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 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Panama City Beach - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 72.06 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.27 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 51.72 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.48 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.86 (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 36.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42 USD

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

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