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Panama Canal, Natural Beauty and Vibrant Culture
The Panama Bucket List
A country best known for its landmark canal, a stay at our all-inclusive Panama resorts will wow you with superlatives. This narrow bridge of land linking North and South America is home to lush rainforests, mountain cloud forests and 3,500 miles of Pacific and Caribbean coastline. There are more than 1,500 islands off the Panama coast, making it a cocktail of ecological wonders, rich history and a city rivaling Miami in fine dining, culture and nightlife. Check these items off your Panama bucket list:
- Panama City
- Casco Viejo
- The Panama Canal
- World-Class Golf
- 1,500 Islands
- El Valle de Anton
- Cloud Forests
- Biodiversity Museum
- East Meets West
- The Rainforest
Panama City is one of Latin America's premier commercial and financial hubs, ready to welcome you with fine dining, culture, and nightlife rivaling Miami.
The up-and-coming historic quarter of Panama City is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A contrast to the modern high rises of the city, Casco Viejo is an authentic, Spanish colonial neighborhood worth exploring.
The Panama Canal
Named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the manmade waterway connects the Atlantic and Pacific. Cruise beneath the Panama Canal’s Bridge of Americas and transit the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks.
Panama is home to world-class golf courses in stunning settings. Enjoy panoramic views of the Panama Canal and city skyline while playing at the Tucan Country Club Golf Course, only 15 minutes from Dreams Playa Bonita Panama.
Panama is home to over 1,500 islands from uninhabited to popular travel destinations like Bocas del Toro. Many islands are still home to indigenous peoples of Panama. Explore their pristine beaches and rainforests or go whale watching, snorkeling or diving.
El Valle de Anton
El Valle de Anton is located inside a crater of the inactive El Valle volcano. The valley town is full of natural and cultural attractions such as thermal pools, “square trees,” waterfalls, and a handicraft market.
Explore cloud forest trails in Chiriquì. Warm air rises to meet the cold air of the mountains and forms a constant cloud-like atmosphere making for a unique ecosystem.
Spend a morning in Panama City's Biodiversity Museum, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. The brightly colored, modern structure of the museum and the surrounding park with panoramic views of the ocean and Panama Canal are just as striking as the exhibits inside.
Travelers looking for adventure, look no further! Ziplining, jungle treks, scuba diving, white water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and more can all be done here.
East Meets West
Panama's unique geography makes it the only country in the world where you can watch the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
Panama has the most diversified wildlife of any country in Central America. Soberania National Park, only 15 miles from our resort in Panama City, offers hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife. Take an aerial tram and see the jungle from the treetops.
Our All-Inclusive Panama Resorts
Stay at our beautiful all-inclusive resorts tucked away in the jungles of Panama.
Events in Panama
Panama is rich in culture and celebrations! Check out these exciting upcoming events.
On the four days leading up to Ash Wednesday, the Panamanian Carnival is celebrated nationwide with festivals, parades, costume contests, live concerts, fireworks and dance parties. Water balloons have become the way to keep cool during Carnival here.
This national festival commemorates the pollera, the iconic national costume of Panama, and recognizes the artisans who create them. In the city of Las Tablas, a contest for the best pollera takes place along with a parade, music and dancing
Sea Turtle Hatching & Nesting
June - November
Five of the world’s eight species of sea turtles can be found in Panama. If you are staying at Dreams Playa Bonita from June through November, you can find sea turtles emerging to lay their eggs in the sand of the beach.
July – October, December – February
Witness the migration of whales, who have the longest migratory journey of any mammal. Panama is one of the few places in the world with two whale watching seasons with whales migrating from Antarctica and Alaska. You can observe these majestic mammals in their natural habitat with a whale watching tour.
Fair of the Sea
Fair of the Sea is a four-day event celebrating fisherman, boatmen and the sea. Thousands of people visit Bocas del Toro, Panama to join the island festivities of rides, sports and local arts and crafts.
Panama Independence Day
Throughout the month of November, Panama celebrates its independence with parades and festivities. November 3rd is Separation Day from Colombia and November 10th and 28th celebrate Panama’s independence from Spain.