Here are 20 of the best things to do in Panama:

  1. Explore the Panama Canal
  2. Visit the San Blas Islands
  3. Go surfing in Santa Catalina
  4. Explore the Casco Viejo neighborhood in Panama City
  5. Visit the Pearl Islands
  6. Hike up the Baru volcano
  7. Visit the Bocas del Toro archipelago
  8. Go birdwatching in the Soberania National Park
  9. Visit the Coiba National Park
  10. Explore the Fort San Lorenzo and Fort San Jerónimo
  11. Take a Panama City skyline tour
  12. Go snorkeling or scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea
  13. Visit the Panama Viejo ruins
  14. Take a jungle boat tour of the Chagres River
  15. Visit the Panama Canal Museum
  16. Explore the El Valle de Anton
  17. Go zip lining through the rainforest
  18. Visit the Emberá Indigenous community
  19. Attend a traditional Panamanian dance or music performance
  20. Enjoy Panamanian cuisine, such as ceviche, arroz con pollo, and patacones.

Panama is a country located in Central America, bordering the Pacific Ocean to the south and the Caribbean Sea to the north. The country is known for the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and is considered one of the engineering marvels of the modern world.

Panama has a diverse culture that reflects its mixed history of indigenous peoples, Spanish colonialism, and African influences from the slave trade. The country’s population is primarily mestizo, with smaller indigenous, African, and European-descended populations.

The economy of Panama is driven by the service sector, including banking, tourism, and the Panama Canal. The country is also a hub for international trade and transportation, with the Colon Free Zone being the largest free trade zone in the Americas.

Panama is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including jaguars, pumas, monkeys, and exotic birds. The country has a tropical climate, with a rainy season from May to December and a dry season from January to April.

Tourism is a significant part of Panama’s economy, with visitors drawn to the country’s beaches, rainforests, and cultural attractions such as the historic Casco Viejo district in Panama City. The country also has several national parks and protected areas, including the Barro Colorado Island Nature Monument, which is part of the Panama Canal Zone and is home to some of the world’s leading tropical research facilities.