Panama Holidays

As a unique crossroads between North and South America, sandwiched between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Panama is a stunning destination filled with charismatic charm and abundant natural beauty. An enthralling melting pot of cultures, Panama suits all types of travellers whether you're seeking a romantic retreat, an adventurous escapade with friends, or a magical family holiday.

From exploring the modern wonder that is the Panama Canal, wandering in the cobblestoned streets of the old colonial quarter, Casco Viejo, to basking on the pristine beaches of Bocas Del Toro or exploring the rural splendours of Chiriqui province, you'll never be short of things to see and do here. Add to these the enticing allure of all-inclusive resorts, budget accommodations and the appealing year-round tropical climate, Panama offers an unforgettable holiday experience that caters to all budgets and tastes.


Boasting a fantastic array of enticing holiday destinations that range from bustling cities to quiet coastal villages and charming mountain towns, Panama is a rich tapestry of unforgettable experiences. We’ve picked some of the most attractive places to consider for your next Panamanian adventure.

Panama City

A vibrant and modern metropolis, Panama City boasts an impressive skyline, world-class restaurants, bustling nightlife and rich history evident in its colonial quarter, Casco Viejo. It's a cosmopolitan city perfect for cultural aficionados, food lovers and history buffs.

Bocas del Toro

Renowned for its idyllic beaches, clear turquoise waters, and stunning coral reefs, Bocas del Toro is the epitome of a tropical paradise. It’s a fantastic destination for beach bums, water sport enthusiasts, and conservation-oriented travellers.


An enchanting mountain town in the province of Chiriqui, Boquete offers a refreshing break from the tropical heat with a cooler climate. It's the go-to destination for outdoor lovers thanks to its hiking trails, coffee plantations, and bird-watching spots.

Santa Catalina

A hidden gem for surfers, Santa Catalina boasts some of the best waves in Central America. It’s also the springboard to Coiba National Marine Park, making it a favourite for scuba divers and snorkelers alike.

San Blas Islands

This archipelago of pristine islands is the heart of the autonomous Guna Yala region. It's a haven for those seeking unspoiled beauty and a vibrant indigenous culture. It's perfect for those looking to disconnect and enjoy nature at its purest.

Where to Stay

Ranging from buzzing urban locales to peaceful beach paradises, picking where to stay in Panama can greatly influence the vibe and journey of your holiday. Here are some recommendations to suit different travellers from families, friends, to couples.

For a family holiday

Panama City, with its multitude of attractions and easy access, is a popular choice for families. The area of Casco Viejo offers history and culture, while the Causeway caters fantastic recreational spaces. For nature-loving families, Boquete gives opportunities for hiking and wildlife spotting.

For a couples holiday

Couples can find their romantic getaway in the San Blas Islands, offering seclusion, pristine beauty, and a step back to simpler times. Bocas del Toro also makes for a perfect couple's retreat with fantastic resorts and beautiful beaches to explore together.

For a holiday with friends

The surf town of Santa Catalina or the Caribbean vibes of Bocas del Toro both offer a great space for friends seeking adventure and relaxation alike. Panama City’s exciting nightlife also guarantees an unforgettable holiday with friends.

When to Visit

Like other Central American countries, Panama has a tropical climate with a rainy season (May to November) and a dry season (December to April), but it enjoys warm temperatures all year round.

To experience the best of Panama’s attractions, visit during the dry season particularly between January and mid-April. You can expect sunny days perfect for beach lounging or exploring Panama City’s colonial charm. The Panama Carnival, a grand, week-long celebration with parades, music, and dances, typically takes place in February or early March, adding a festive touch to your dry season visit.

Though the rainy season sees fewer tourists, most of the rain typically falls in the late afternoon, leaving your mornings free for exploration. The Emerald-green landscapes are at their best, and bird watching opportunities also peak during this time.

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