Places to visit in Panama
Panama is best known for the canal that transformed world shipping routes, but our specialists can advise you on what to see in Panama beyond this celebrated waterway. Begin in Panama City, a split-personality cosmopolis where high rises brush up against the Casco Antiguo (colonial old town). From here the Panama Canal (or Canal Zone as it’s also called) is easily accessible. Our specialists will explain how to make the most of your visit, whether you choose to take a boat trip down its entire length or explore the Miraflores Locks area, watching as gargantuan tankers squeeze past.
Panama’s other headline places to visit include the coffee plantations of the Chiriqui Highlands, the Bocas del Toro, where you can snorkel with three species of turtles, and the San Blas Islands, home to proudly indigenous Kuna communities.
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Popular places to visit in Panama
Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Panama, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travelers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.