Now I’m not saying ALL taxi drivers in Panama judge a potential passenger by how they look, but many do.
How do I know this? Because I’m in the backseat paying attention.
Many will skip over men & ONLY pick up women.
Some will skip over older women & ONLY pick up sexy young ones.
I once had a taxi driver say “yes” to me (you have to beg taxis to take you anywhere in Panama as most of them are arrogant immature pricks, but then when he say Marie who clearly looks like a Gringa & is 62, he said no & drove off.
Some will pick up hooker types, others won’t.
Again, I’ve met many nice taxi drivers in Panama, but there are too many who are just pricks.