Welcome to Panama
Dive into warm, clear turquoise waters or visit the coffee farms and cloud forests of Chiriquí - Panama can be as relaxed or as exciting as you want it to be.
The Endless Summer
Featuring a multitude of tiny, deserted islands and relaxed Caribbean vibes on one coast and gigantic Pacific swells on the other, Panama is perfectly positioned to offer the best beach experience. And a whole different world begins beyond the beaches. Strap on your scuba gear and dive with whale sharks in the Pacific, snorkel on the rainbow reefs of Bocas del Toro or set sail in the indigenous paradise of San Blas finding your own virgin isle with nary a footprint. Meanwhile surf enthusiasts will be stoked to paddle into world-class waves on uncrowded breaks. Welcome to paradise!
Cosmopolitan Life in Panama
The stunning blue Pacific coastline and glistening skyscrapers remind you of Miami, even though many jokingly say that you will hear more English spoken in Panama. Panama City is truly cosmopolitan, culturally diverse, high energy, rough-edged, yet immensely sophisticated. In the past few years Panama City has spent millions of dollars into the city’s renovation and improvement, such as Central America’s first subway system, the beautification and renovation of its historic Casco Viejo district and the completion of the massive Panama Canal expansion. Choose from a wide variety of exceptional activities: Pedal the colorful coastline of Avenida Balboa, walk through the small, picturesque alleyways of Casco Viejo or attend an avant-garde theatrical performance and you will quickly notice that this tropical capital isn’t only about salsa music: that’s just its heartbeat.
The Great Outdoors
Nature in Panama is full of treasures waiting to be discovered. Visit the ancient ruins of Spanish forts on the Caribbean coast or explore the various indigenous tribal territories in a traditional dugout canoe. The pristine San Blas islands and their remarkable culture is one of the must-do adventures that should be on every traveler’s list. Wildlife in Panama is ever present: a resplendent quetzal on a steep, muddy highland trail, a boisterous gang of screaming howler monkeys outside your cabin or a breaching humpback whale that turns your ferry ride to the Las Perlas islands into an eventful experience. If you are looking for an adventure, Panama has something for everyone, whether zipping through rainforest canopies, swimming alongside sea turtles or trekking to awe-inspiring cloud-forest vistas. One tiny tropical country with two long coasts makes for a pretty big playground.
You don't have to venture all the way to the Darién jungle to get off the beaten path – though if you do, you've found one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. Go into pure nature. Soak in the spray of towering waterfalls near highland Santa Fé. Visit one of Panama's seven indigenous groups through community tourism. Live out your Robinson Crusoe castaway fantasies in San Blas or relax and day dream on a wilderness beach in Península de Azuero. Howl back at the creatures living in the canopies! Panama is as wild as you want it to be.