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Holidays To Panama

Panama proves that sometimes the middle is the perfect place to be. This small Central American country and its famous canal is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. 

You’ll find that you can craft a Panama holiday to be nearly anything you want. Whether it’s mountains or beaches, the rainforest or the urban jungle, our Panama packages can give you the adventure you seek, all with a Latin flair!

Things to Do in Panama

It’s almost easier to list the things you can’t do during Panama holidays than the things you can. Cross snowboarding and off your list, and as for the rest…yep, you can probably do it.

Let’s start with something relaxing—beaches. Panama has two entire coastlines filled with them for your sunbathing pleasure. The Pacific not your thing? Try the Caribbean on the other side of the country. Throw in some glorious snorkelling, diving and surfing at Bocas del Toro when you want to pick up your pulse.

Time to brush the sand out of your hair and take a hike into the rainforest. What’s that sound? Just a howler monkey saying hello as you walk through the Parque Nacional Volcán Barú. If your feet start to complain from all your trekking, dip them into a thermal hot spring fed by the dormant Barú Volcano. Relax a bit and get your second wind ready, because Panama still has so much more to show you.

Want to see more? Snag one of Wotif’s Panama car hire options and make your way to the country’s capital, Panama City. You may be surprised by how much English you hear as you make your way around. While in the city, you must pay homage to the engineering masterpiece that is the Panama Canal and learn about its fascinating history. Two other attractions of note are Panamá Viejo and Casco Antiguo, both old Spanish colonial cities that are well worth visiting for their architecture and their connection to Panama’s history.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

You’ll find plenty of Western-style malls in Panama City, including the Multiplaza Pacific, known for its trendy boutique stores. Though Panama is a great place to pick up low-priced electronics, cosmetics and clothes, don’t overlook the beautiful crafts that are made by its indigenous people.

When it comes to food, not only do you have many trendy restaurants to choose from in Panama’s larger cities, but the Panama deals you score from us will leave you with plenty of cash left over for food. Even meals at the classiest restaurants won’t set you back nearly as much as you’d think. Make sure to order Panamanian specialties of fresh seafood and beef dishes. You’ll also want to pop some “chicas” to understand why Panamanians love this sweet, fruit-and-sugar treat so much.

You won’t find the nightlife wanting in Panama—not in a country that loves its fiestas! Get your hips swaying to the salsa beat, and you’ll be sure to find lots of great bars and clubs in every major town, especially in Panama City!

Get stuck in the middle with Panama! On Wotif, compare hotel, flight and car hire prices to find fabulous Panama holiday packages.

Family Hotels in Panama

The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

Km 6 Road to Veracruz, Panama City, Panama
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Nestled on the beach, this Panama City hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Veracruz Beach, Frank Gehry Biodiversity Museum and Amador Causeway. Cinta Costera and ...

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    TRYP by Wyndham Panamá Centro

    TRYP by Wyndham Panamá Centro

    Via Veneto, El Cangrejo Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in El Cangrejo, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fiesta Casino and Via Espana. Uruguay Street and Avenida Balboa are also within 1 mile (2 km). ...

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      Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort - All Inclusive

      Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort - All Inclusive

      Carretera Interamericana km 108, Rio Hato, Cocle
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Rio Hato, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 12 mi (20 km) of Santa Clara Beach, Farallon Island and Farallon Beach. Parroquia ...

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        Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive

        Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive

        Finca 43.668, Rio Hato, Cocle
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Rio Hato, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Farallon Island, Farallon Beach and Santa Clara Beach. Playa Blanca ...

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          Romantic Hotels in Panama

          Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis

          Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis

          Ave. Balboa al lado de Multicentro, Panama City, Panama
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            This family-friendly Panama City hotel is located near the airport, just steps away from Avenida Balboa and Multicentro Panama. Multiplaza Pacific Mall and Via ...

            from AU$179

            The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

            The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

            Km 6 Road to Veracruz, Panama City, Panama
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Nestled on the beach, this Panama City hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Veracruz Beach, Frank Gehry Biodiversity Museum and Amador Causeway. Cinta Costera and ...

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              Los Mandarinos Boutique Spa and Hotel

              Los Mandarinos Boutique Spa and Hotel

              Calle Del Ciclo El Valle De Anton Cocle, El Valle de Anton, Cocle
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                This family-friendly El Valle de Anton hotel is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Sunday Market, El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden and APROVACA ...

                from AU$263

                Playa Tortuga Hotel Beach And Resort

                Playa Tortuga Hotel Beach And Resort

                Camino A Playa Bluff Y P Creek, Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Nestled on the beach, this Bocas del Toro hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bocas Marina and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Red Frog Beach. Playa El Istmito and Bocas del ...

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