Route for 3 weeks Panama

Panama is a diverse country; the most amazing tropical islands, surf beaches, jungle and rainforest, mountains with coffee and of course the Panama Canal and the cosmopolitan capital Panama City. No reason not to visit this beautiful country. The country neighbor Costa Rica is much more visited then Panama in my view, but Panama is definitely not less worth to visit.  See here the route I did with all the varieties within the route.

Route

Panama City and Day trip to Panama Canal: 3 nights

Sailing San Blas Islands: 4 nights

Surfing & Snorkeling in Santa Catalina and trip to Parque Coiba: 5 nights

Hiking with Coffee in Boquete: 2 nights

Island Hopping in Bocas del Toro: 7 nights

I know this is a lot of beach in this route, but you know me a beach girl! You can plan less days at the beach and add the Parque Nacional Soberanía famous for birdwatching near the Panama Canal in your route or anything of your choice.

To travel this route I used an internal flight, the public buses, mini vans of the tour operators, boats, more boats, bikes and of course my feet. The internal flight with Air Panama I booked in advance, to be sure of the right timing back to the Netherlands with KLM. The busses I booked only a day in advance or the same day, the same with the tours and minibuses. Only the San Blas Islands I booked via internet in advance.

The currency used in Panama is the $ USD and the Panamanian Balboa (PAB, I shorten it to a B) which is the same value as the USD.

Click on each individual link to get to the inspirational blogs. Enjoy!

 

Skyline by day Panama City

Panama City

Panama City is a big metropolis with a huge skyline and is said to be the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. The city is a center for international banking...
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View from above Bocas

Island Hopping in Bocas del Toro

I was excited to go the Islands of Bocas del Toro, the tropical islands with white sandy beaches in the blue waters with palm trees wherever you look. That sounds...
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Rainbow Boquete

Coffee in Boquete

Boquete is a small town in the mountains where the climate is cool and fresh with beautiful surroundings. The area is very fertile so a lot of flowers, fruits, vegetables and...
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Sunset Santa Catalina

Surfing & Snorkeling in Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina is a small fisher town at the Pacific coast of Panama. It is known for its surf and diving and snorkeling trips to Isla de Coiba. The main...
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Three lane Locks Panama Canal Panama

Particular Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is one of the greatest human made wonders. It links the Pacific side (Panama City) to Atlantic Side (Colón), for about 82 km long. The water level...
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Mirjas Island San Blas Panama

Sailing San Blas

I was looking forward to this trip in my holiday, sailing in the San Blas Islands. And I have to admit, it was incredible! Of course as a beach girl...
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