Panama

Daily Budget

€50 Backpacker, €92 Backpacker+

Travel time

From October – April. In the rainy season you can expect a lot of rain, mainly in the interior.

Weeks

In 3 weeks you can see a lot of the country.

Vaccinations

Covid-19 mandatory. Recommended: Yellow fever, DTP and Hepatitis A.

Plug

Type A and B, you need a world plug.
Visum

Visa

With most passports you do not need a visa for up to 180 days.

General.

Panama is located between the touristic Costa Rica and the great Colombia. A country that is not high on the radar of many, but definitely has its highlights. It is a very diverse country that has a lot to offer. Think of snorkeling and diving with sharks and turtles on the San Blas Islands or at Coiba Island. Or hiking in the green cloud forests at Boquete or Valle de Anton in the interior of Panama. And Panama City should not be skipped either. The capital offers many attractions from the Panama Canal to the Metropolitan Park and the many trendy restaurants and bars. Panama should definitely be added to your travel list!

 

Itinerary

Panama is an elongated country, which makes it an ideal destination if you are in transit to neighboring countries. But even if you only visit Panama, you can easily move through the country thanks to the well-organized public transport, without losing a lot of time.

The highlights below can be visited if you have 3 to 4 weeks to spare. If you have less time or if you want to travel quietly, you can make a selection from the tropical islands, for example San Blas or Bocas del Toro. Or you make a selection from the highlights in the interior. Do you have questions, can’t figure it out or can’t you choose? Please let us know.

Highlights.

To the west on the Caribbean coast lies the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. It consists of several islands in which 3 main islands can be distinguished, namely Colón, Bastimentos and Carenero. Also, Solarte and Isla Cristóbal are other famous islands to visit. How much time do you need for Bocas del Toro? Because it […]

In the middle of the cloud forest lies the small town of Boquete. A cute village that has nice and fine restaurants and bars and feels like a mountain village in the Alps. A nice place to be and great for walking through beautiful surroundings. There are some wonderful hikes to do around Boquete. But […]

What is there to do in Panama City? The capital of Panama, Panama City. Large, wide, diverse and with many activities around the corner you can easily entertain yourself for a day or 3. From the modern business district, to the hip Casco Viejo neighborhood, the Panama Canal and the Metropolitan Park, you won’t be […]

The archipelago of San Blas is also called paradise on earth. Bright blue water, white beaches, countless palm trees. Plus beautiful snorkeling and diving sites among the coral with an impressive underwater world. Partially inhabited by the Kuna Indians, the San Blas Islands are definitely recommended to add to your itinerary. Your visit to San […]

The small fishing village of Santa Catalina has grown in recent years to become a more well-known destination in Panama. It is located on the Pacific side of the country and surrounded by several islands. What can you do in Santa Catalina? Mainly to the beaches and surfing. But also the island and National Park […]

A more unknown destination and an absolute off the beaten track destination in Panama is Santa Fe. Santa Fe is located north of Santiago. Santiago is also not the most interesting city to be in, but a great base to go to Santa Fé. What to do in Santa Fe. Mainly hiking. The area is […]

Just under 2 hours from Panama City is Valle de Anton. In the middle of the mountains and greenery, this is a popular valley to visit by locals. Mainly on the weekends, they like to go out and visit this little town. It was told that the valley was created by a volcanic eruption. So […]

Checklist

Well prepared to travel? Then download our travel checklist (PDF).