The Republic of Panama is a country in Central America bordered by Costa Rica to the Northwest, Colombia to the Southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the North, and the Pacific Ocean to the East. Here are the best places you can visit in Panamá.
Visit Panama Canal
One of the most visited places by tourists is the Panama Canal. With over 3,000 ships crossing it a year and over 10 million tons of cargo traveling through it, it is considered one of the most remarkable engineering feats of the 20th century. Visitors can access a museum on both sides of the canal, hiking trails near Gatun Lake, and an observation tower at Miraflores Locks.
The “Casco Viejo” is a must-visit during your stay in Panama. It is an iconic town, not only for its history but is a place where the old with the new blends beautifully. The old settlers’ architecture and narrow alleys create a stunning and calm ambiance where you can wander or sit at one of many parks surrounded by gorgeous museums, churches, houses, and statues and enjoy the view under the old trees of Casco Viejo. Walkthrough the town and enjoy the chill view of its streets, enjoy a drink, and enjoy delicious Panamanian food.
Biodiversity Museum of Panama
If you are traveling with children or have an inner child, you can not miss the Biodiversity Museum of Panama. It holds the fantastic work of the architect Frank Gehry with its distinguished shapes and especially its colorful ceilings. Colors accurately represent flora and fauna and the diversity of the Panamanians. A mosaic of many colors attracts attention from nearby and is a mandatory stop if you visit Panama.
Boca de Toro
Bocas del Toro, or Bocas Town as the locals know it, is a unique place. It is probably Panama’s best-known beach destination and a paradise for those who want an off-the-track experience. Situated in the province of Chiriqui on the Caribbean coast, Bocas del Toro has something of the far west with a bohemian and backpacker touch and lots of colors that bring together everything we imagine of a tropical paradise. The calm and transparent waters have an intense turquoise color that shows its crystalline sea and coral reefs, white sand beaches adorned by palm trees, tropical storms, and stunning green mountains with waterfalls. And if this weren’t enough, you can find diving schools to explore the extraordinary underworld of the area.
Gun Yala (San Blas Archipelago)
Gun Yala, formerly known as San Blas, holds a group of small islands located in Guna Yala territory. It is a tiny island, but ideal to relax few days among its beaches and crystal clear waters, a perfect place to escape from the city life and recharge yourself with good vibes, surrounded by travelers and locals looking for some peace and fun. Ideal for young people who like adventure and adventurers.