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About Panama

Situated on the isthmus that connects Central and South America is the gorgeous coastal nation of Panama. This charming country, home to approximately 4 million residents, is famed for the amazing Panama Canal. Panama offers you scenic beaches, breath-taking nature and a vibrant nightlife. Attractions include Casco Viejo (Panama City), Gatún Locks (Colón) and Parc de Cervantes (David).

Get ready for a wonderful holiday experience in Central America, because cheap flights to Panama are now available for a limited time! The capital, Panama City, is home to Tocumen International Airport (PTY), which is a 20-minute drive or a scenic 75-minute bus ride from the city centre.

Why visit Panama

Panama Beach

Beaches

As a nation set on the isthmus that is Central America, Panama offer you a coast on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Refresh your senses at many coastal hotspots, such as Coronado, Gorgona, Las Tablas and Puerto Armuelles.

Panama Architecture

Architecture

With the Panama Canal being this nation’s most outstanding achievement, you’ll have a good idea of what other architectural wonders you will discover. These include the iconic Trump Ocean Club, the incredible Biomuseo and F&F Tower.

Panama Wildlife

Wildlife

It may surprise you to find out that 218 mammal species, 226 reptile species and 164 amphibian species call Panama home. Explore the scenic landscapes and prepare to meet creatures like white-faced capuchins and Panama’s national bird: the harpy eagle.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Currency Panamanian Balboa (PAB)
Language Spanish / English
Hub Airport Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Airline Copa Airlines
Time Zone GMT – 5
Travel Adaptor Type A / B

Best time to visit Panama

The climate of Panama is broken into two seasons: the dry season (mid-December – mid-April) and the wet season (mid-April – early-December). The dry season is by far the most popular time to enjoy the attractions of Panama. With the rain volumes at their lowest, crowds descend on the nation’s resorts, festival towns and beaches. The hub of activity increases around the November festivals, as well as around Christmas, New Year and Easter. If you choose to visit during these months, take note that accommodation costs are usually double the normal rate. To save on accommodation rates and enjoy Panama’s sights at your own pace, visit during the wet season. Check the regional climate guides for more information, as the rain is intermittent, guaranteeing that you can still enjoy the destinations of this Central American country.

Weather & Climate in Panama (Panama City)

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 22°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C
High °C 31°C 32°C 33°C 33°C 31°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 31°C
Rainfall (mm) 44 16 11 70 212 201 117 204 200 291 242 116

Panama is an exceptional destination for a holiday experience. This southernmost nation of Central America boasts the amazing Panama Canal, its most prominent landmark. This stunning product of human engineering links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, creating a vital shipping route. Additionally, Panama offers you contemporary skyscrapers in the capital, Panama City (like the F&F Tower and Ocean Two), and picturesque beaches (such as Las Tablas and Puerto Armuelles).

Panama City’s modernism is further accentuated with its energetic nightlife, thanks to a variety of casinos and nightclubs. This creates a contrast with colonial structures like the Plaza de la Independencia and the historic district of Casco Viejo. Other major attractions include the Natural Metropolitan Park, Biomuseuo and Panama City Beach.

North of the capital is Colón, which is where you will find the northern gateway of the Panama Canal. The most famous attraction of this destination is the Colón Free Zone, a huge shopping zone where you can peruse the wares of various wholesalers, retailers, as well as the general public store. Explore this city’s history by visiting the well-reserved colonial military structure of Fort San Lorenzo or soak up the sun at Isla Grande.

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Before you leave for any of the destinations of Panama, make sure to visit your local health practitioner to get all the routine vaccinations. Pregnant women should consider avoiding travelling to Panama, due to the risk of Zika (transmitted through mosquito bites and sexual contact). Additionally, you may need to guard against the following diseases:

• Hepatitis A (spread through contaminated food and water)

• Typhoid (spread through contaminated food and water)

• Hepatitis B (spread through sexual contact, contaminated needles and blood products)

• Rabies (spread through the bites of infected mammals, such as dogs and bats)

• Yellow Fever (spread through the bites of mosquitos)

• Malaria (spread through the bites of mosquitos)

Panama enjoys a high level of safety, though take note to avoid certain areas. These include:

• The border between Panama and Colombia

• El Marañón (Soná)

• Curundú (Panama City)

• El Chorrillo (Panama City)

In Colón, it is best to explore with a guide. There is a considerable crime problem in this city, so you are advised not to go anywhere alone.

During the day, San Felipe is perfectly safe.

During the evenings in Panama City, the main streets, plazas, and district of bars and restaurants are also quite safe, but be careful when heading north along Avenida Central towards El Chorrillo.

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