Welcome to Panama!  Home to a variety of micro climates & 12 eco systems.   Approximately 40 ships a day pass through The Panama Canal which is known as “more than a canal”.  Over 29% of Panama’s land is protected by 15 national parks, forests & wildlife refuges.  Some travellers now combine Panama & Costa Rica in one vacation.   Come see over 970 species of birds, nesting turtles, whales & dolphins.

Panama Canal

Ruins Old Panama

Bridge of Americas

Tours & Activities

  • Bird watching
  • golf
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing (world class break)
  • Hiking
  • Whale & Sea Turtle watching
  • Canopy tours
  • White water rafting

Natural Wonders

  • UNESCO World Heritage site of Panama La Vieja
  • Museums
  • Biomuseo
  • Summit Botanical Gardens & Zoo
  • World Heritage Forts (Portobelo & San Lorenzo)
  • Panama Canal
  • Parque Natural Metropolitano


  • Multiplaza Pacific
  • Albrook (Panama City location)
  • Soho (Panama City location)
  • MetroMall
  • YMCA Handicrafts Market (in Balboa)

Reasons to visit Panama

  • Coiba Island National Marine Park (home of the 2nd largest coral reef in Eastern Pacific
  • Volcan Baru the highest peak in Panama (on a clear day you can see both oceans)
  • Greatest outdoors & rugged natural terrain (perfect for an adventurous vacation)
  • Sightings of trogon birds along the Pipeline Road
  • Cultural visits to villages of the indigenous people
  • Visit Parque Natural Metro (right in the city with 45 species of mammals, trails & 254 birds & reptiles)

Travel Essentials

  • Languages – Spanish, English
  • Travel Requirements – US & Canada with passports valid 6 months beyond date of entry
  • Currency – US Dollar
  • Airport – Tocumen International Airport
  • Weather – Dry Season (Jan-Apr) Rainy Season (May-Dec)

    Average temperature 90F (daytime) 70F (nighttime)

  • Electricity – 110 Volts, 60 cycles
  • Medical Coverage – Tourists will medical emergency during stay are covered free under tourist insurance up to 30 days

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