Our Favorite Experiences – Activities and Things to Do in Panama

Bird Watching

The Republic of Panama is a great place not only for an introduction to the birds of the American tropics, but also one of the best birding places in the world. The typical neotropical families like trogons, antbirds, and tanagers are well represented; some, like the tyrant flycatchers by hundreds of different species...

Canopy Tours

The Rainforest Aerial Tram at Gamboa: The aerial tram is located in 100 hectares of rainforest licensed to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Here one finds an exuberant flora and fauna typical of Panama’s neo-tropical forests. The tram takes you from the shadowy rainforest floor though the under story and into the...

Indigenous Encounters

With an estimated population of 15,000, the Embera People live in the Darien of Panama and the department of Choco in Colombia. In Panama, they inhabit the same areas as the Wounaan with whom they share many cultural similarities. Due to overwhelming outside influences, many Embera communities are...

Kayaking

On the Caribbean side, the lovely town of Bocas del Toro, in the archipelago of the same name, is the ideal sea kayak destination. Not only can you kayak in protected bays and in open ocean but the ecologically rich landscape will provide nice opportunities for day camp-outs, snorkeling, forest hikes, beach...

Rafting

One of the main characteristics of Panama’s geography, besides its abundant green areas, is its tropical jungles traversed by extensive rivers with abrupt trajectories. In some of them that run towards the Pacific and the Caribbean there are appropriate scenarios for river rafting, the best of which is found in the...

Snorkeling / Scuba Diving

With coasts on both the Caribbean (754 miles) and the Pacific Oceans (1,062 miles), Panama is a maritime country par excellence. Its history and economy are linked to the sea. This privileged geographic condition has generated important marine and coastal zones full of aquatic and land ecosystems like marshes...

Trekking / Hiking

The Baru National Park trek takes you to the summit of Panama’s only volcano and is considered one of the most interesting trekking destinations in Central America. The six-hour trek is an excellent and quite challenging outing for those in good shape. The Baru National Park is home to abundant wildlife...