Wedged between two oceans, compact Panama is the only place on Earth you can stand in one spot to watch the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic. You’d be forgiven for thinking holidays to Panama are just about Panama hats and the iconic Canal, but there is a lot more to this tiny nation than meets the eye. On luxury holidays to Panama, expect to encounter Indigenous tribes who’ve managed to maintain their culture, dense rainforests brimming with an incredible variety of wildlife and a proud cultural heritage beyond the canal.
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POCKET GUIDE TO PANAMA
A diverse, multicultural city and one of Central America’s most cosmopolitan capitals, Panama City is lively hub of trade and immigration, where shimmering glass and steel skyscrapers cohabit alongside cobbled streets and crumbling ruins. You won’t be short of things to do here. On privately guided tours, marvel at the colossal Miraflores Locks on the banks of the Panama Canal, the remains of the original capital, Panama Viejo, and the charming, historic quarter of Casco Antiguo.
Pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and swaying palm trees as far as the eye can see, the San Blas Islands are the epitome of real-life paradise. Home to the indigenous Kuna people, this archipelago lies off the northern coast of Panama and operates as an autonomous province. Kayak, snorkel or swim in the turquoise lagoons by day, then feast on the freshest seafood by night. Accessible by boat or plane, it is the ultimate destination for true relaxation.
An archipelago off the northwest coast of Panama, Bocas del Toro comprises six densely forested islands, numerous uninhabited islets, and Panama’s oldest marine park (Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos) as well as a diverse range of wildlife including jaguar, monkeys, sloths, and caimans making it an eco-tourism favourite and Panama’s main tourist draw. Scuba-dive, sail, surf, and swim at any of the beautiful beaches or embark on the Nivida Bat Cave tour during your luxury holidays in Panama’s Bocas del Toro.
Best Time to Visit
Whilst Panama is warm year-round, the best time to visit depends on what activities you want to experience. For guaranteed dry, warm, sunny weather and ideal conditions for sunbathing and rainforest trekking, visiting between December and April is advised. Panamanians go all out when celebrating festivals and Christian feast days (Easter, Independence Day, Christmas, New Year) so the holidays are always a lively time to visit. Surfers should visit between April – December when wave conditions are at their best.