Small in size, but large in character, there is much more to Panama than the famed Panama Canal, which links the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. From the clear turquoise seas to coffee fincas and cloud forests, a capital city whose bustling metropolis has been called the New York of Central America, and a plethora of deserted islands along both coasts, Panama can be as chilled out or as thrilling as you wish.
Step into the cosmopolitan streets of Panama City, uncover the chilled Caribbean vibes of Bocas del Toro and the wonders of the isles of San Blas, where the indigenous Kuna Yala still reside, or take a breather in the serene mountain town of Boquete. With a bustling ecotourism industry, nature and adventure go hand in hand here – zip through rainforest canopies, swim alongside sea turtles, or trek through misty cloud forests in search of the elusive resplendent quetzal. There’s something here for everyone.
A tiny country with two long coastlines, Panama is perfectly poised to offer beachy bliss to the extreme. Hello, paradise.