Your day-by-day itinerary
The Canal and Cobblestones of Panama City
Panama City is allegedly the most cosmopolitan in Central America. The ethnic diversity has given rise to a wide array of restaurants for you to choose from; Panamanian-style ceviche, chicken kebabs, bluefin tuna sushi or tikka masala! During your stay you’ll visit the famous Panama Canal and let a local guide introduce you to the city; a world of historic buildings and cobbled streets.
Panama Island Getaway
When you arrive at the dock in Bocas del Toro you’ll make your own way to your cosy hotel on Isla Colon. There’s nothing planned during your time here so you can do as you please. Walk along the beach, try some snorkelling, mountain bike or trek inland among the mangrove forests, creeks and rivers. Alternatively, just laze on the beach and soak up the sunshine.
Coffee Beans in the Countryside
In the middle of a lush valley, wedged between towering volcanoes, is your home for the next few days, Boquete. Surrounded by exotic flowers, plants and birds you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your surroundings. The humid climate makes this the perfect place for growing coffee. You’ll experience the whole process from bean to cup, and even be able to take some roasted beans away with you.
Make a Splash in Snorkelling Coves
Far away from the tourist throngs is the quiet fishing village of Boca Chica, nestled amongst the Chiriquí lowlands. Grab your snorkel and dive in to discover an underwater world of tropical fish and colourful coral reefs. Visit the deserted islands of Parque Nacional Marino Golfo de Chiriquí and search for monkeys, turtles and birds of paradise. You stay in cosy bungalow just outside the village.
Take a Bike to the Beach
Laid-back Pedasi is a gem of a town tucked away on Panama’s Pacific Coast, where local folks rock away on colonial porches and tiny cafes tempt you in for a lazy drink. Situated on the Azuero coastline and backed by rolling hills, it’s the perfect place to hop on your bike and explore the area at your own pace. You’ll stay in a cosy, family-run guest house, outside town, but close to the beach.
Hike Between Jagged Peaks
Take a hike through lush vegetation, past tumbling waterfalls and ancient rock paintings in El Valle de Anton. Situated in an extinct volcanic crater, expect to discover verdant forests, craggy rocks and colourful birds twittering in the trees. If you’re really lucky, you might even spot the elusive golden frog. With our route description to guide you, you can set your own pace through the sprawling trees.