Panama offers some of the most beautiful scenery and exciting tourist opportunities on the planet. Here is a guide to some of the best places to visit in Panama.
Casco Viejo, also known as “Old Panama” is just a short 15 minute drive from Panama City. Casco Viejo is full of historic architecture which has been lovingly restored to it’s former grandeur. Filled with renovated luxury boutique hotels, plenty of eateries and chic roof top bars to choose from, this cute little blast from the past is one of the most beautiful (and instragram friendly) locations in Panama!
Accessible via a short plane or boat ride, the Pearl Islands are a collection of 200+ islands that have been described by many as “paradise on earth.” The crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and water sports, and the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Made famous by the TV show “Survivor,” the Pearl Islands are an explorers dream, and offer a slice of tranquility that is unlike anywhere else on earth.
Panama City is the metropolis of Panama, filled with impressive high-rises, high-end restaurants and a thriving business district, there is something for everyone. With an extensive transport system, it’s easy to make your way around the city — plus, located just 20 minutes away is the infamous Panama Canal. If you’re on a tight budget and need somewhere to stay, Panama City offers many affordable hotel options.
MAMALLENA ECO LODGE
A beautiful 174 hectare eco-lodge located in a vast Panamanian valley, Mamallena Eco Lodge is situated between long-extinct volcanoes and breath taking mountain scenery. If you’re looking for an off-the-grid, once in a lifetime vacation stay then look no further. Mamallena offers guests shuttle services to and from Panama City, as well as the beach.
RED FROG BEACH
Located in the province of Bocas del Toro, Red Frog Beach offers a 5 star hotel resort as well as multiple budget friendly hostel options for travelers on a budget. With some of the most beautiful and well kept beach in Panama, Red Frog Beach is a the perfect spot to relax, catch some waves, or play volleyball.
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