The city that mixes the new and the old, the north with the south and gives way for both oceans to meet, welcome to Panama City.
World class hospitals, international schools and all the perks of a cosmopolitan city; with its World Heritage Site “Casco viejo” (Spanish for Old Quarter), skyscrapers and the reknown Panama Canal, this City has it all!
Panama has a variety of beaches for all tastes. The best known for backpacking (or not) are in Bocas del Toro, near the border with Costa Rica, incredible surf, seafood and great nightlife.
If you are in for a more adventurous, secluded beach and are interested in having a sneak peak into one of Panama´s indigenous groups come to San Blas, where more tan 365 white sand beach islands and traditional seafood dishes await you. Only a short trip from Panama city, meet the Guna aboriginals.
For the hassle-free-all-inclusive type, choose from a great variety of resorts along the Pacific coast just 1 hour away by car from Panama City. You will find international brands as J&W Marriott Golf and Beach Resort, The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
Resort, Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Golf and Casino; Playa Blanca Beach Resort, Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort among others.
For the outdoorsy and birdwatching lovers, come to little town of Boquete/Bambito/Cerro Punta, in the western province of Chiriquí (1 hour plane from Panama City, near the border with Costa Rica and close to Bocas del Toro´s beaches), its nature will leave you breathless (literally!). Hike up the Baru Volcano and take a look of the Atlantic and Pacific from the same spot!
Learn how our world famous coffee is produced, do river rafting, rock climbing and don´t forget to go on a hike in search of the rare Quetzal bird… the Chiriquí highlands will make an unforgettable holiday!
From Panama City take a short trip and a boat ride to the Darien jungle to visit the aboriginal comunities of the Embera-Wounan people.
Out of the beaten path:
Colon´s “costa arriba”