Perhaps you have always wanted to visit Panama to see the famous Panama Canal? And as one of the seven man-made wonders of the world, the engineering marvel is certainly worth the trip. But there is so much more to see and do in this surprising nation.
Panama City is a fascinating place to spend a few days. Of course, you simply must visit the Miraflores Lock and Museum to learn about the human cost of building the canal. And you can’t miss an afternoon stroll around beautiful Casco Viejo, whose elegant colonial buildings are a distinct contrast to the modern downtown area. But then it’s time to wave the capital goodbye and discover Panama’s incredible diversity.
Travellers to Panama are frequently astonished by the mountainous and heavily forested interior. And the town of Boquete is a great base for exploring the cloud forest, coffee plantations, and bird-life-rich nature reserves of the highlands.
The stunning San Blas islands are a must for wannabe castaways and beach lovers. Located in the autonomous Kuna region, the islands are inhabited solely by indigenous families. There are no roads, wifi, or worries on the picture-perfect, palm-fringed islands. Or if that’s all a bit too rustic, then the private island paradise of Isla Palenque off the Pacific coast might be just right!
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When to go to Panama?
– Panama’s dry season is from November to May. However, even during the wetter months, there are several hours of sunshine a day.
– Time your visit to coincide with a partial or full transit of the Panama Canal. What better way to experience the canal than a firsthand journey through the locks?
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– Get away from it all with a stay on the private island of Isla Palenque, Panama.
– Take a short boat trip to the village of Embera, one of seven indigenous tribes in Panama, to learn about their traditions and customs