In Panama, nature is all about discovery. Explore the ruins of Spanish forts on the Caribbean coast or boat deep into indigenous territories in a dugout canoe. Adventure means zipping through rainforest canopies, swimming alongside sea turtles or trekking to sublime cloud-forest vistas. One small tropical country with two long coasts makes for a pretty big playground.

In a world where wilderness and native cultures are disappearing, Panama – against all odds – continues with its essence intact. Trekking through rainforests, watching Congo drumming and sailing between pristine tropical islands offer wonder and delight. The wildlife viewing is astounding both in expected places, like the waters of Isla de Coiba, and in patches of preserved forest just outside the capital.

From clear turquoise seas to the coffee farms and cloud forests of Chiriquí, Panama can be as chilled out or as thrilling as you wish.

Interesting facts about Panama:

  • Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic. Also meaning you can swim in both the Pacific and Atlantic in one day!
  • Panama City is the only capital city that has a rain forest within the city limits.
  • Panama was the first Latin American country to adopt the U.S. currency as its own.