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Panama Island Beach

Snorkelling Reefs and Jungle Trails


  • Itinerary:
    Panama City - Bocas del Toro - Boquete - Golfo de Chiriquí - Pedasi - El Valle de Anton
  • Duration:
    15 days / 14 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    From £ 2,650.- per person (excluding flights)
In two weeks you’ll see just how diverse the small country of Panama really is. Check out the famous canal, lie back on a Bocas beach then head into the hills to learn how coffee is made. Snorkel amongst colourful fish on one of the world’s best preserved reefs, take a bike to the beach then grab your hiking boots for a walk amongst tropical valleys.
Panama Bocas del Toro beach sea hut
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Days 1-3 – 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.

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Days 3-6 – 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.

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Days 6-8 – 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 while visiting a local coffee plantation.

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Days 8-10 – 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 a cosy bungalow just outside the village.

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Days 10-12 – 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.

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Days 12-15 – Hike between jagged peaks

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Snorkelling Reefs and Jungle Trails


For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

Costa Rica transport 4x4 on dirt track and rainbow over the rainforest in the distance

Travel by Hire Car

  • Price:
    From £ 2,395.- per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    Itinerary describes as above including hire car

For a little extra freedom, you can choose to travel by hire car. Aside from the occasional pothole on the rural roads, driving in Costa Rica is pretty easy and stress-free, and we think it’s a really lovely and adventurous way to explore the country. You’ll have a modern SUV car complete with GPS and insurance cover, so you’re all good to go!

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