This beautiful Caribbean archipelago lies 300 miles northwest of Panama City, and boasts fine white sand beaches, excellent coral reef structurs, nearby jungle rainforests, and a welcoming environment for visitors. Boca Del Toro Town "Bocas Town" features colorful Caribbean, Georian, and Victorian architecture, a host of restaurants, hotels, and shops, and serves as a hub for the other islands, beaches, dive spots, and jungle rainforests that are the main attractions to this area.
Bocas Del Toro is a perfect destination for underwater enthusiasts, and those wanting tp leave the beaten path, and return to a more peaceful and tranquil era. It is also home to the Bastimentos National Park, Panama's first marine reserve and a habitat for abundant bird, reptile, and aquatic species in the coral reefs, mangrove extensions and beaches. There are also still bastions of indigineous Ngwobe communitiesin this area scattered on the island keys, where they still support their lifestyles with fishing and simple agriculture.
Accommodations here range from oceanside resorts to jungle lodges, and our flexible itinteraries can make it easy to include Bocas Del Toro in your vacation plans, along with other surprising Panamanian destinations.
The city of Boquete, in the Chiriquí Province of Panama, sits only 35 miles from its western border with Costa Rica, and is nestled amongst the country's most mountainous and breathtaking regions.
At 3,600 ft above sea level, Boquete-Chiriqui serves as a hub for the Baru Volcano, the De Fortuna Reserve, and the Armistad National Park which straddles the Costa Rica border, offering visitors excellent hiking, animal and bird watching, mountain biking, rafting, and a comfortable year-round climate that is ideal for outdoor adventures, and near perfect for coffee cultivation. Boquete is considered amongst the world's finest coffee growing regions, and its scenic location has made it extremely popular with Panamanians, and international travelers alike.
Accommodations in this area include but stunningly beautiful full service spas and resorts, boutiques, forest lodges, and villas surrounded by coffee plantations. The lovely climate, spectacular scenery, biodiversity, and vast array of activities makes Boquete a great destination, and a perfect compliment to Panama's excellent coastal attractions. See our flexible itineraries that link Boquete-Chiriqui with the rest of this beautiful country, and other amazing Latin American destinations.
Panama City is a delightful combination of the historic and the modern, in one of Latin America's most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities, and for travelers wanting to escape to warm tropical shores, there is no hotter destination. Known to many a the home of the Panama Canal, this exhilarating is just a stone's throw from some of some Central America's richest rain forests, and complex eco systems.
Panama City has long been known as an international crossroads, given its position as one the, if not the Latin capital of international finance, which has helped to make it extremely welcoming towards visitors, and although it is broken into numerous neighborhoods or "corregimientos" there are really the equivalent of Three Cities here that are historically, architecturally, in some ways culturally distinct. There is the modern city with the huge skyscrapers housing many of financial institutions that make their home here, the Colonial-era "Casco Viejo" and "Panama Viejo" with the remnants of the original colonial city, the first in the Americas on the Pacific coast.
Panama is a relatively small country, approximately the size of South Carolina, which means that many of its most exciting attractions are within driving distance which makes Panama City-Canal the perfect base of operations for a wide variety of daytrips or as a hub for, multi-night stays in other great Panamanian destinations. With great tours of the Canal, the Old Cities, canopy adventures, trips to indigenous villages, excursions to some of Central Americas most beautiful and bio rich national parks. World class hotels, restaurants, shopping, and spectacular night life has made this a one of Latin America?s most popular cities with international travelers for business and pleasure, and a city that regularly surpasses visitors expectations.
Panama City can easily be linked with other exquisite beach, dive, cultural and eco destinations both in Panama, and throughout Latin America.
Located on the arc of the Panamanian Pacific, Playa Blanca boasts miles of white sand beaches and one of Panama's most pleasant micro climates with beautiful hot and dry tropical weather. With lush vegetation, lovely lakes and the deep-blue Pacific Ocean, Playa Blanca is only 1-2 hours from Panama City,making it a convenient getaway, and a popular location for affluent Panamanians. The coastline here is dotted with opulent vacation homes, and it is home to the Central America's only beachfront golf course.
Accommodatons here include fabulous full service resorts, with luxury spa services and beachfront villas, and miles of white sand beach. Playa Blanca's proximity to Panama City makes it a great beach choice for a muti destination Panama vacation, and our flexible itineraries can help you link it with other great destinations throughout Central America.
Pamper yourself just 20 minutes from Panama City on the golden sands of the Playa Bonita Resort and Spa Nestled on a private beach and surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, with stunning views of the emerald Pacific, elegantly appointed rooms, Fabulous restauants, and complete spa services. Designed with cascading pools, exotic gardens, and a fusion of Mediterranean, Colonial and Panamanian architectural styles that enhance your experience of the five star luxury.
Playa Bonita?s proximity to Panama City, and the relatively small size of the country make it possible to visit a wide range of Panama?s most popular attractions, exhilarating nightlife, and great shopping while taking advantage of the refined amenities, and revitalizing environment of this lovely resort.
The accommodations at Play Bonita are beautifully appointed ocean front rooms and suites, with a bird?s eye views of Toboga Island, and the entrance to Panama Canal. Our flexible itineraries can help make Playa Bonita perfect way to prepare for, or decelerate from visits to other amazing Panamanian, Central, and South American destinations.
Only 20 minutes from Panama City, the Soberania National Park encompasses more 55,000 acres of tropical forest on the banks of the Panama Canal. The preserve was established in 1980 and provides a rich habitat for more than 1300 plants, 525 species of birds including the Black Hawk-eagle, yellow-eared toucanets, crimson-bellied woodpeckers, and sirystes; 105 species of mammals including white-faced capuchin monkeys, tamarins, two and three-toed sloths, agoutis, and a number of endangered.
The park is a haven for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts, and 1985 held the world record for avian species identified in a 24 hour period. On a historic note, the Camino de Cruces which runs through the park was used by the Spanish conquistadors to transport gold and other cargo from Peru to Spain, so even long before the Canal was built this area was an important thoroughfare for international commerce.
The proximity of Soberania Park to civilization that is simply astounding, considering the preponderance of wildlife thrives here. A walk on one of the Park?s well marked trails can offer views of sloths, and kinkajous in the morning, with plenty of time for lunch in a trendy Panama City restaurant for lunch.
Accommodations are typically immersed in the forest, and include full service and all inclusive properties. Given its location, Soberania National Park can be included in daytrips from Panama City, but if you want to savor this remarkable natural environment, plan to spend at least two nights, and let us help you create a flexible itinerary with other great Panamanian destinations
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