WHERE NORTH MEETS SOUTH
“An important meeting point” – thus we could describe the narrow isthmus that bears the name of this understated but interesting nation. Any visit starts at Panama City and it would be a challenge to ignore that nearby and imposing feat of engineering: the Panama Canal. The large ships passing through are impressive but this is just the start of the discovery here, the isthmus also representing one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet as it is literally the place where north meets south. Away from the centre we can find a quiet countryside with beautiful sandy beaches and high misty cloud forest, pastoral farmland and dense jungle. Whether you wish for a more urbane experience or one that’s a little more rustic, Panama accommodates.
NO UPCOMING TOURS AT THIS TIME
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Avoid the rainy season by visiting December - April.
GOOD TO KNOW
Seafood is excellent and in abundance, especially in the island towns where it's caught and cooked before your eyes.
Transiting the 77-km long Panama Canal
Snorkelling among colourful reef fish
Spanish is the official language for Panama, but English is widely spoken.
Where Have All the Birds Gone? by John Terborgh
Panama Fever by Matthew Parker
A visa is not required for Canada or U.S. citizens.