Top Tours & Activities in Panama City
A truly eclectic destination, Panama City offers all the attractions you'd expect of Latin America, and more. Tourism here means dancing between rainforests, tropical islands and cityscapes, to the beat of Salsa!
Visit the Panama Canal to learn how it has connected the world for a century. Best enjoyed with boat tours, but Panama history buffs also shouldn't miss the comprehensive museum.
Walk around the ruins and be prepared to read Spanish to enjoy the small museum. An hour or so is long enough to snap great views of the city from here on a clear day.
Proudly spanning the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal is this feat of engineering, completed in 1962 by the U.S. Most impressive at night during a festival, for the fireworks.
A hike up this lush green hillscape is rewarded with fantastic views across Panama City. Grab a tasty picnic lunch from one of the city's many food stands before you depart.
The two hiking trails through this beautiful park may be relatively simple underfoot, but take the heat and humidity into account. Plenty of water and regular rests are a must!
Frank Gehry's Biomuseo is a riot of color you won't be able to resist photographing! Eight galleries explore the biodiversity of the world, in a celebration of all living things.
This is perhaps the most charming place to see in Panama City, and a great base for exploring, with plenty to do. Walking tours are a great way to enjoy the area.
The high season in Panama, when the weather is most pleasant, is December to April. This period has the least rain, but can also be the busiest. Carneval, which takes place 40 days before Easter, is another popular and vibrant time to visit the city. Book accommodation well in advance and come prepared to dance!
South America is a popular destination with backpackers, who are well-served in Panama by many hostels, cheap food, and heaps of culture to explore. Visit the islands for total relaxation, and to make those working away back home very jealous.
Can't dance, won't dance? You haven't yet been to Panama City! Take a taxi to the three key areas of Panama City nightlife - the business district, Casca Viejo, and the Amador Causeway.
- CurrencyPanamanian balboa (B/)
- Time ZoneUTC (-05:00)
- Country Code+507
- Best time to visitDecember to April is the busiest, but also the nicest time to visit. Known as the dry season, there will be plenty of crowds out, but also much more on offer.
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What People Are Saying About Panama City
Good overall tour. The drive through the islands was OK. I would have preferred more time in the historic center to enjoy the flea market and shops. The time spent at the Panama Canal was appropriate.
We had a great time on this tour seeing the canal and other interesting points in the old city.
I absolutely loved this activity. Everything was perfect from being picked up at my house to the great tour and narrator to the actual viewing of this engineering wonder. I would say that the providers need to tell people to bring hats, sunscreen and sunglasses because it is hot and the sun is brutal. We were on the upper deck in the front and although it was the perfect place to view the canal, even with sunscreen, we got burned. Overall an activity I would recommend!
Everyone did all they could to ensure that we had a great experience...and it was.
My wife and I are much richer in our knowledge of Panama on the historical background, as well as the current . Our tour guide Andre did an excellent job!!!!!