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  1. 36 Hours in Panama City, Panama

    For a light snack, order the delicate robalo (a bass-like white fish) ceviche marinated in passion fruit ($9) and a refreshing house-branded coconut and pineapple lager ($5). Casco Viejo. 6:30 p.m ...

  2. Stop #2 on a Yearlong Journey, a Spot in Panama ...

    Panama's Pacific Coast was on the 2019 52 Places to Go list because of this bit of coastline.Major luxury hotels have either just opened or will open soon, on private islands and previously ...

  3. Off Panama's Caribbean Coast, a New Stay Perched ...

    Courtesy of Nayara Resorts. By Ella Riley-Adams. The first glimpse you get of the Nayara Bocas del Toro resort, approaching by boat (the only way to approach), is a line of thatched-roof villas ...

  4. Panama

    News about Panama, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

  5. 36 Hours in Panama City, Panama

    On a hopping night-life strip in Bella Vista, the new 36-room Manrey Hotel (Calle Uruguay and Avenida 5a Sur; 507-203-0000; has a spare, modern design, Bvlgari bath products and ...

  6. Panama travel guide

    Best time to visit. The best time to visit Panama is between January and mid-April, the driest period of the year. Waves are ideal for surfers during the rainy season and most cetaceans can be ...

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    The latest travel news, guides, vacation tips and photography of the best places to visit around the world. Features include 52 Places and The World Through a Lens.

  8. Travel Advisory for Panama

    Do not travel to Panama due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State's COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Panama due to COVID-19.

  9. Weekend getaway: 36 hours in Panama City

    (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times) 4:30 p.m. | Make a fish pit stop On Flamenco Island, a short ride down the causeway from the nature center, is the new location of the beloved ceviche spot ...

  10. Panama

    GEOGRAPHY Location: southern Central America. Boundaries: Caribbean Sea to N, Colombia to E, Pacific Ocean to S, Costa Rica to W. Total area: 30,193 sq. mi. (78,200 ...

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    Have you spent time in Panama? Share your recommendations.

  12. 52 Places for Travelers to Visit in 2023

    52 Places to Go in 2023. Travel's rebound has revealed the depth of our drive to explore the world. Why do we travel? For food, culture, adventure, natural beauty? This year's list has all ...

  13. Exclusive: Panama Canal does not plan transit restrictions at least

    The Panama Canal sees no need for further vessel transit restrictions until at least April, when its authority will evaluate water levels at the end of the dry season, Deputy Administrator Ilya ...

  14. Panama Travel Guide (Updated 2024)

    The 1-hr flight is between $130-$145 USD. You can also fly from Panama City to David (near Boquete), Pedasi, Chitre, the San Blas Islands and the Pearl Islands. The 1-hr flight from Panama City to David costs $134 USD, vs. a 6-hr bus ride for only $9 USD.

  15. The 8 best places to visit in Panama

    4. Bocas del Toro. Bocas del Toro have something for everyone. Simultaneously a backpacker party hub, couples' chilled-out Caribbean paradise, and expat enclave, the three main islands and scores of uninhabited islets also boast some of Panama's finest beaches. Bocas Town on Isla Colón is party central.

  16. Panama City Travel Guide (Updated 2024)

    But since Panama is located only nine degrees north of the equator, temperatures are pretty consistent year-round. The lowland regions, including Panama City, are always hot and humid. Daytime temperatures average 30-33°C (86-91°F), nighttime temperatures are around 21-23°C (69-73°F).

  17. Best time to visit Panama

    Mid-December and mid-April are the best times for dry weather. The prime time to visit Panama is during the dry season, but you'll have to share the experience. Beach areas are swamped by local and international visitors from Christmas through Easter. Savvy travelers mix up time on the coast with trips to explore the rainforests in the interior.

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    All the reasons Panama is great place to travel with kids. Jan 2, 2024 • 6 min read. From babies and toddlers to young children, tweens and teens, here are the best experiences in Panama for families of travelers. Public Transport. How to get around Panama from the city to the rainforest.

  19. 18 things to know before going to Panama

    Also: shirtless men are an absolute no-no. 8. Confirm the fare before taking a cab. Panama's yellow licensed taxis can be a wallet-friendly way to get around but don't forget to negotiate a fare before you set off. Taxis aren't metered, official rates are usually ignored, and tourists are typically overcharged.

  20. How To Plan An Unforgettable Panama Itinerary

    There are so many options when planning your Panama itinerary. Below, I provide an overview of some — emphasis on some — of your options based on your travel preferences. Beach Destinations In Panama. Bocas del Toro, Pearl Islands, San Blas Islands, Isla Coiba, Santa Catalina, Colon. Loving Starfish Beach on Isla Colon.

  21. 40 Best Panama Tours, Cruises & Trips for 2024-2025

    Call 1.406.541.2677. A tour or cruise of Panama offers the perfect mix of nature, adventure and culture. Discover clear blue waters for snorkeling and diving, lush rainforests, vibrant indigenous communities, and idyllic islands. A trip to Panama wouldn't be complete without a visit to the manmade "eighth wonder of the world", the Panama Canal.

  22. Ricardo Martinelli Vows to Run for President of Panama From Nicaraguan

    Ricardo Martinelli, a 71-year-old conservative businessman who led Panama from 2009 to 2014, was granted asylum by Nicaragua this week after Panama's Supreme Court denied his appeal of a money ...

  23. Panama International Travel Information

    Call us in Washington, D.C. at 1-888-407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 1-202-501-4444 (from all other countries) from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution and Travel Advisories.

  24. Panama

    If your travel plans in Panama include outdoor activities, take these steps to stay safe and healthy during your trip. Stay alert to changing weather conditions and adjust your plans if conditions become unsafe. Prepare for activities by wearing the right clothes and packing protective items, such as bug spray, sunscreen, and a basic first aid ...