In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.
A great spot to buy a Panama hat, with a huge array of styles and sizes so that you will undoubtedly find one to your liking that gives you a custom fit. There are nice hats for under $50, although most hats cost nearly twice and top-of-the-line hats can fetch more than $1,000. With a collection of local high quality paintings and prints, exquisite santos wood carvings, and hand crafted jewelry of fine silver and emeralds, however, this shop is about much more than a great hat.