Handpicked by a Panama Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Unique places in Panama'.

Isla Iguana

Things to do in Panama Isla Iguana is the top natural attraction of the Azuero Peninsula offering the only white sand beach of that region and beautiful crystal clear waters. Isla Iguana is a secluded paradise, considered a wildlife refugee, inhabited only by rare birds, giant lizards and purple and red crabs.     It is located only 8km off the shore of Pedasi, Los Santos and it is a...

The Coffee Circuit

Things to do in Panama Coffee producers in the Panamanian highlands have taken advantage of the microclimates of this region to produce the best coffee in the world.   Learn the processes and live the mystical experience by tasting the flavors and fragrances of the COFFEE CIRCUIT in the highlands of the province of Chiriquí, where the majestic Barú Volcano is located, the highest point...

Volcan Baru

Things to do in Panama The Volcan Baru National Park is located in Chiriqui province close to the mountain range of Talamanca with a surface of 14,322 hectares (35,000 acres) and house of the highest point in Panama, The Baru Volcano (Volcan Baru). This park is of very special geological and ecological value as it is a mix of tropical rainforest and volcanic remains from the last volcan...


Portobelo town and forts

Things to do in Panama Portobelo was named by Christopher Columbus on his 4th trip to the Americas in 1502 when he travelled this region. The name was derived from Porto Bello (beautiful port) and used by official founder of the city Francisco Velarde y Mercado in 1597.   Although nowadays it is a small fishing village, Portobelo was once one of Spain’s richest ports from the 16th to 18t...

Panama Canal

Things to do in Panama There is no more universal claim of Panama than the amazing, magnificent and incredible engineering work that connects two great oceans, Atlantic and Pacific. The Panama Canal is one of the best shortcuts in the world, and extends for 80 kilometers from Panama City, the capital of the country, on the Pacific coast, to Colon, in the Atlantic, crossing the continental divid...

Biomuseo Panama

Things to do in Panama Designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo is his first work in Latin America and in the tropics. The building was designed to tell the story of how the Isthmus of Panama emerged from the sea, uniting two continents, separating a large ocean in two and changing the biodiversity of the planet forever. The 4000-square-meter museum contains eight perm...

Casco Viejo

Things to do in Panama It remained the center of Panamanian life for almost 300 years, until 1930, when the Casco Antiguo began to decline in a rather regional trend that included several old neighborhoods in Latin America where its wealthy population began to move to the suburbs.   The reasons for this exodus were typically attributed to the emergence of the automobile, which made life ...

Butterfly Haven El Valle De Anton

Things to do in Panama Butterflies are perhaps the most universally loved and inspirational of all creatures.  The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese considerer butterflies to be a sign of joy, love, and spiritual transcendence.  In fact, while there are over one million know species of animals in the world, none change more as they grow (actually transform) than the butterfly. &n...

Templo Baha'i

Things to do in Panama Parallel to the development of the Baha’i community around the world, Baha’i Houses of Worship have been established in each continent. During the 19th and 20th centuries, eight Temples were erected— in Turkmenistan, the United States, Uganda, Australia, Germany, Panama, Western Samoa, and India— pending only the construction of a House of Worship in South America...

Castillo de San Lorenzo

Things to do in Panama It was through this river that the pirate Henry Morgan arrived in the city of Panama 'La Vieja' to loot it. To reach it, it is necessary to pass over the Gatun locks and enter Fuerte Sherman, a military exbase, surrounded by a thick jungle rich in species diversity.   It is an ideal place for bird watching. The Fuerte is located on the right bank of the Chagres Riv...

Sandbank San Blas

Things to do in Panama, San Blas Natural pool, pool of the starfishes, are the names that our travellers have baptized this impressive place in the Lime Cays. Habitat of the starfishes, one of the most famous animals of the sea and sought after by many to take photos of remembrance with brilliant red colors, sparks of orange and maroon: you can even find greenish colors. But, NOTE, starfi...

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