What To Do In Panama - 20+ Bucketlist Ideas

Panama is an extraordinary destination for the explorer. Most people think Panama is just a canal. But welcome to a country with two glorious coastlines, its own Caribbean archipelago, and nature that can rival anywhere in the Americas. Everyone who visits is surprised. And most visitors want to keep Panama a surprise, as it remains so untouched by mass tourism.

Yacht _ Catamaran Charters, San Blas Islands

Yacht & Catamaran Charters around San Blas Islands

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Unique aerial view of the Panama Canal from a helicopter. Mirafolres Locks.

Panama Canal from the Sky

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Baru Volcano Hike, Cordillera de Talamanca

Baru Volcano Hike

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Boat Charter, Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro Boat Charter

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Travel Beyond the Canal in Panama

Panama has so much more than a famous canal! What to do in Panama includes a glorious Caribbean coastline, speckled with tiny white-sand islands. Plus thick cloud forests and volcanoes, along with untouched beaches along the Pacific coast. And then there is Panama City, one of the great intriguing cities of the world.

Casco Viejo, Panama City

Old Panama City Walking Tour

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Embera Tribe Village, Panama

Visit the Embera Tribe

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Panama Canal Cruise, Panama

Transit Part of the Panama Canal

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Coffee Tasting, Finca Lerida

Finca Lerida Coffee Tasting and Plantation Tour

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Kuna Culture Tour, San Blas Islands

Kuna Culture Tour, San Blas Islands

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Arts and Crafts of Kuna Yala, San Blas Islands

Arts and Crafts of Kuna Yala, San Blas Islands

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Dolphin Watching Tour, Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro Dolphin Watching Tour & Snorkeling

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Quetzal Trail Hike, Cerro Punta

Hike the Quetzal Trail

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White Water Rafting on Rio Chiriqui Viejo

White Water Rafting on Rio Chiriqui Viejo

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Horseback riding around Caldera Hot Springs, Chiriqui Province

Horseback riding around Caldera Hot Springs

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Panama Experiences
Aerial Shot, Islas Secas, Panama

Panama Long Weekend

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Yacht _ Catamaran Charters, San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands Escape

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Where to Stay in Panama

For a small and mostly unknown country Panama has some fabulous places to stay. Explore these accommodation experiences and a Panamanian travel designer can provide you with more personalised recommendations.

Tiki Bar, Islas Secas, Panama

Stay at Islas Secas

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Beachfront Property, Isla Palenque

Stay on Isla Palenque

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Exterior, The Santa Maria Panama City

Stay at The Santa Maria Panama City

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Library, American Trade Hotel Panama City

American Trade Hotel Panama City

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Deluxe Cottages, PAN11a, Yacht _ Catamaran Charters, Finca Lerida

Stay at Finca Lerida Coffee Plantation

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