Let's start in the cosmopolitan capital of Panama City. The capital city is home to over half of Panama's population! The city has fantastic museums, theatres, and even a rainforest within its boundaries; as well as a massive array of international cuisine bars and nightlife to dance the night away. Don't forget the Panama Canal, which has an incredible history and is a landmark of the city or the old town called The Casco Viejo, which are only a few of the highlights in the capital! David is a city in the Chiriqui province and surrounded by fruit trees and is Panama's second-largest city! The beach is not too far away, either! Boquete is more of a town than a city but worth a mention as it's the central hub for adventure lovers. With mountain climbing, river rafting, hiking and zip line… take time to smell the coffee! The coffee plantations and its delicious final product are delicious and widely available in the cafes and restaurants in town.
It's the main reason why people visit the country after all! The long, sometimes macabre history is fascinating on this waterway that connects Atlantic and Pacific. Watch the enormous ships navigate this waterway passing through the locks on this magnificent feat of engineering.
The narrow colonial streets of the Casco Viejo, which is the old town of Panama City, will take you back in time. There are historical ruins, ancient churches, colourful buildings and a beautiful view of the bay. The buildings are tastefully lit up in the evenings and the tables fill the streets with some excellent restaurants on offer.
The Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a 340 acre resort, 30-minutes drive from the city centre. Right at the crossing between the Chagres River and the Panama Canal, the resort boasts sweeping views over the Soberania National Forest. Choose from a Night Safari, an Aerial Tram, the butterfly farm, the indigenous villages of the Emberá or a wildlife-spotting boat tour while here.