Panama boasts coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, so it's not surprising most Panama holidays include some form of seaside entertainment. With outstanding beaches all over the country, it's easy to find an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, sail, or simply kick back on the sand with a few cold drinks. The country's best-known landmark and one of the world's most significant shipping routes, the Panama Canal.
Things to know before visit Panama
Panama lies close to the equator so its temperature does not change much. It is usually high ranging between 24 °C and 29 °C. Rainy season is between May and November while summers last from December to mid March.
It is a beautiful blend of modernity and colonial world charm. On one hand high rises, swanky cars and manicured lawns dot the city while on the other hand, cobble-stoned streets, colonial buildings and monuments take you back in time. Some of the must-sees in the city are Casco Viejo, the Panama Canal, Teatro Nacinol and Panama Viejo.
The small town of Bocas del Toro Town is the starting point of exploring the archipelago of six forested islands and many uninhabited islets. In this quaint town lie both natural beauty untouched by civilization and historic Carribean architecture. The sandy beaches offer many water-sport activities too along with a chance to see some of the most exotic birds and animals.
This is an archipelago of about 400 islands in the north coast of the Panama Isthmus. A popular tourist destination, people visit it due to unspoiled beauty and a chance to experience local traditions, customs and some delectable cuisine.
Located along the western front of the country, Boquete is nestled amid beautiful mountain ranges that go up to Costa Rica. It offers many adventure activities like zip line and whitewater river rafting, giving a spectacular travel experience. Gulf of Chiriqui- located along Panama’s Pacific coast , Gulf of Chiriqui has some of the largest coral reefs in the Pacific and also one of the richest mangrove forests in Central America. It also boasts of the largest island in the country- Coiba with varied water-sport activities like sport fishing, surfing, boating and scuba diving.
Travel Advisory:For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: While traveling to Panama it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter. The standard voltage is at 110V/50Hz. It has same outlets as seen in America.