Panamá has always been a leader in the American continent, and the world. Thus, women have a very important role in every single development and growth.
There are many ways to describe Panamanian women. Let´s start by saying visitors always say Panamanian women are beautiful, as are many Latin American women. There is reason to believe this is true is because Panamanian women take very good care of themselves, not to mention their dress code and makeup at all times.
For example, you will always see Panamanian women dress accordingly for every occasion, not simply casually or in sneakers, but in high heels. For a trip to the mall, movie or restaurant, they always wear a nice dress, or pant suit, high heels or nice sandals.
Panamanian women are very much aware of spas and beauty parlors. They always have manicures, even the maids. Maids come well dressed to the houses in which they work, and change into more comfortable working attire. Of course, they wear nice shorts and jeans whenever is necessary.
Now, the women in the city are very different from the “interior” (country). But no matter where they come from, they are usually excellent wives and take motherhood very seriously. In the city, is very common for Panamanian women to have maids, drivers and gardeners.
Panamanian husbands always try to minimize the work for their wives, even though in these days, women have demanding working hours, like everywhere else.
On the weekends and holidays, usually families go to their country houses. Unfortunately, with the thousands of new residents from abroad, things are much more expensive now than years ago.
Now, how are women usually treated in general? Like queens (with some exceptions that you just can´t avoid, for example, with an abusive husband). To make an example: If a woman is in the street, with any problem, there is always somebody to help. If her car breaks down, a courteous man always stops to help. If a lady is a visitor, they always try to accommodate her in her own language, or with any need. If a lady goes to the “interior,” people there are so friendly that will make her feel at home, with few exceptions. If a woman has to walk into a dark parking lot, there is always a security guard that offers her help, or, if she has heavy bags, there is always a man there to help her. And, there are still gentlemen who give their seats to any women, no matter what age, or pulls out the chair in a restaurant for her to sit down.
In addition, at retirement age, women are privileged to have all discounts at age 55, while men have to wait until age 60.
And if you go to the native (Indian) villages, women are very well taken care of, especially the older ones, whose wisdom are always taken in consideration.
(Woman using the business facilities in a hotel, Panama City, Panama , pictured.)