Panama may very well be the best kept secret we have to date. Dare we say it? 1,500 islands on two different coasts, untouched rainforest, soaring mountains, native culture and a world-famous canal? Eureka! To experience Panama in a nutshell, the Bocas del Toro Archipelago appears to have it all- unoccupied beaches, thriving rainforest, coral reefs and a fun, seaside town. Bring a pair of binoculars; nearly 40 percent of the country is still wooded, with over 596 bird species and 256 butterfly species flittering about the treetops. Natural beauty aside, the key word is adventure. Kayak past humpback whales, zip line over the forest canopy, and hike through the same jungle the Spanish crossed on their way to conquering the isthmus for gold. With more world fishing records than anywhere else in the world, sport fishing enthusiasts flock to Pinas Bay where black, blue and striped marlin teem. No trip is complete without a visit to the Panama Canal, a modern marvel that took 250,000 people over 10 years to build.
Regions in Panama
This section incorporates a sizeable region around Panama City, including the Panama Canal, Canal Zone, Central Caribbean Coast (including Colón and its surroundings), and Gulf of Panama. At first glance,... read more
The Hispanic influence in the Bocas del Toro Province is weaker and much more recent than in the rest of Panama with the native Ngöbe and Buglé people still make up a large portion of the population. Descendants... read more
Central Panama is defined by the Panamá and Coclé provinces west of Panama City, and the Herrera and Los Santos provinces that make up what's known as the Azuero Peninsula. The Central region includes... read more
The Comarca Kuna Yala is a fascinating and primitive region that fulfills every tourist's, yachter's, and cruiser's island fantasy. There are more than 350 picture-postcard islands and islets ringed by powdery... read more
Western Panama is home to the cool highlands of the Chiriquí Province, a tropical mountain paradise brimming with lush rainforest and trout-filled streams, and dotted with storybook villages nestled on the... read more