Colón Province has a long and rich history of pirates, plunder and pearls. Even though it is the most populated province in the country, Panamá can be as big or as small as you want it to be. Serene rainforests and sizzling beaches are all yours to explore, and the comforts of the capital are never more than one hour away.
The main attraction still remains the world’s most daring engineering achievement. Explore the Panama Canal and its expansion by visiting its locks, boating through its watery recesses or hiking along its jungle-clad shores. Here you will also find one of the most accessible and best-studied tropical rainforests on the planet.
Day trips from Panama City abound, ranging from beaches and surf breaks to ferry trips to the nearby island village of Taboga. Further flung is the Archipiélago de las Perlas, which attracts everyone from the moneyed elite to, occasionally, Survivor contestants.