The most popular sports in Panama are football and baseball.
Liga Panameña de Fútbol is the highest league in football as there are several leagues. The most popular and successful teams in the league are Arabe Unido of Colon and Tauro of Panama City.
Panama's baseball league, Probeis, only has four teams: Caballos de Coclé, Panamá Metro, Nacionales de Panamá and Aguilas Metropolitanas de Panamá.
Estadio Rommel Fernandez is the biggest multi-sport stadium in the city and is used for major events. This is also the home stadium of Tauro football club. It has a capacity of 32,000, which is significantly larger than all the other stadiums in the country that all have capacities less than 6,000.
If you are interested in the atmosphere of a small football stadium, the others in Panama City are Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia (also used as a training ground for the national team) and Estadio Maracana.
On the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal zone is the city of Colon. Tauro's biggest rival Arabe Unido is housed there at the Estadio Armando Dely Valdés stadium. If you like big sports rivalries, it would be worth it to check out a Tauro vs. Arabe Unido game in Colon.
The biggest sporting events that take place in the city are the football league games that happen every week. There are four Panama City teams in the top division, so there are several games to choose from every week. It's a great way to see the city as well as the teams that represent different neighborhoods of the city.
Baseball only takes place during the winter months, so catching a baseball game is not as frequent as catching a football game.
Whether you live in the city or in a beach town, Panamanians and expats love to take in all the fun sports and recreational activities the country has to offer. It is quite easy to find groups or friends that take part in the following activities:
For a monthly membership, most gyms in Panama will cost about $40-$60 USD. Some prominent gyms are: