IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications
15–17 November 2023 // Panama City, Panama

Hotel / Travel

Panama City offers travelers several types of accomodations. The cosmopolitan capital has rooms ranging from 5-star hotels, among the most renowned hotel chains around the world, to boutique hotels and colorful hostels.

The main airport, Tocumen International Airport is at 20km (25 minutes approximately) from the City Center. For the transportation from/to the airport to/from the city, there are Panama's Metro, regular and special taxis, apps such as Uber works very well in Panama City. 

For more information about Panama we invite you to visit: 


LATINCOM 2023 will take place at Hotel Riu Plaza Panamá. This is a 5-star hotel in downtown Panama City, with a privileged location in Calle 50, in the heart of Panama’s financial district and nightlife. The Hotel is about 21km from the Tocumen International Airport (PTY), and easily accessible via Corredor Sur (highway).

In the surroundings of the Hotel Riu Plaza Panama you will find the best attractions and shopping centers in the city, such as the renowned Soho Mall located 250 meters from the hotel. In addition, the hotel is located just 10 minutes from the Iglesia del Carmen and Via Argentina metro stations so you can fully discover Panama City at your own pace.

The hotel sits comfortably near tourist attractions such as the Cinta Costera, Casco Antiguo, Causeway (the entrance of the Panama Canal on the Pacific Ocean), Panama La Vieja and the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal.

Hotel reservation


Copy or click this link in your computer, an screen will appear where you must complete all the search fields and in the CORPORATE CODE space you must enter IEEE23. Please click on the search button and then you can select the room type. A credit card will be provided in order to guarantee the reservation.


If you have any problems with the booking link provided and would like to contact our Call Centre to complete your booking, please click on the CONTACT US tag in the top right corner of the page and you will find the phone number of the Call Centre according to your location.

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Tocumen International Airport or Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen (PTY) is the primary international airport serving Panama City, the capital of Panama. The airport serves as the homebase for Copa Airlines and is a regional hub to and from the Caribbean, South, North and Central America and additionally features routes to some European cities.

Please notice that Tocumen international have two international Terminals T1 and T2.

Approximate costs (from Tocumen International Airport):

A taxi for two persons from Panama City Tocumen Airport to Panama City is priced at 30 USD, including two pieces of luggage per person. The taxi ranks are located in front of the Arrivals hall of Terminal 1 (exit P2) and Terminal 2.


Uber is a great option of transportation with very affordable prices. To use this service it is necessary to create an account at Fares may vary due to traffic, weather and other factors. For additional information such as: ride options, estimated prices, how to pick up and more, please access:


We suggest using the MiBus app or online ( to check the bus and public transport lines in Panama City.


Book your tour now and discover why in Panama we live for more!