Enough big city for one trip? Then it’s time to explore the many rainforests located in Panama. Listen to the soothing sounds of the jungle, breathe fresh air, and unwind in the rainforest. When you’re ready for some adventure, the rainforest has plenty to offer. Hike through the jungle, climb to the top of the canopy tower and view the forest from tree level, kayak on Gatun Lake, visit indigenous communities or sit back and relax and enjoy a bird’s eye view aboard the aerial tram through the jungle to see exotic wildlife. Want to go deep into the jungle? Take a journey into the Darién Gap, a place that few people in the world have seen. Completely undeveloped and many sections unexplored, this area of the jungle is so impenetrable that it represents the only missing link on the Pan-American Highway. That’s right, there are no roads that connect Central to South America! Experience the ultimate overnight stay with the Embera indigenous community and discover how they are still living their traditional lifestyle.
Want some fun in the sun? A visit to the San Blas Islands or Bocas del Toro will help cure anyone who is vitamin D deficient. The San Blas Islands will provide you with an off-the-grid isolated feel that you’re looking for. Some of the best beaches and softest sand to tickle your toes are located here. Spend your days exploring the 378 islands in the San Blas archipelago where only 49 of them are inhabited. Do the math. Even if you had a year to spend in San Blas, you couldn’t hit every island! Looking for that easy- going Caribbean vibe surrounded by serene jungles, mangroves and beaches? Pop on over to Bocas del Toro where you can snorkel and island hop by day, and then dance the night away. Both San Blas and Bocas del Toro offer amazing snorkeling and diving and both are going to make it really hard to leave!
After some hot coastal action, it’s time to cool down in the highlands of Panama. Check out Boquete, a charming little village located in the mountains and voted one of the world’s best places to retire. With beautiful scenery and a comfortable climate, Boquete provides great outdoor activities such as hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding or exploring coffee plantations. So sit back, relax and enjoy that amazing cup of joe. You never know, you might be home.
Just a little peek of what Panama has in store for you when the time comes to check out, unplug and explore a destination that truly has it all.