Discover the Best of Panama City

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  • Adventure Travel

  • Arts & Culture

  • Digital Nomad Travel

  • Panama

  • Local Culture

  • Local Food

  • Entertainment

Panama City skyline framed by old fishermen's boats.
Curator’s statement

Panama City, Panama, is a destination that offers a blend of historical charm and modern vibrancy. Its rich history is reflected in the Casco Viejo, the old quarter with its colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. The city also boasts a stunning skyline that includes the iconic Panama Canal, providing visitors with an opportunity to witness this engineering marvel firsthand. Panama City is surrounded by natural beauty, from tropical rainforests to pristine beaches, making it a perfect base for exploring the country's diverse landscapes and unique biodiversity.

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Where to stay in Panama

Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel

Chic, sophisticated hotel with luxurious accommodations and residences.

Fora Perks
  • $100 food / beverage + $20 spa credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo

Set in Panama's Casco Viejo district, this sparkling hotel boasts refined rooms with old-world charm, an outdoor pool and an on-site spa.

Fora Perks
  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Waldorf Astoria Panama

High-end hotel set in a modern tower in Panama City's financial district located just 10 minutes away from historic Casco Viejo.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade, based on availability.

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Things to do in Panama

An aerial view of Amador in Panama City.

Explore Casco Viejo

Soak up the Spanish colonial architecture, colorful buildings and vibrant atmosphere.

Panama Canal

Visit the historical Panama Canal at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and watch ships pass through the locks.

Amador Causeway

Take a stroll or bike down the Amador Causeway to get a stunning view of the skyline.

Tabago Island

Take a day trip to the beaches of Tabago Island.


Discover the Biomuseo which showcases Panama's biodiversity and its role in shaping the planet's ecosystems.

Metropolitan Natural Park

Explore Metropolitan Natural Park with hiking trails through lush rainforests, wildlife and panoramic views of the city.

Pearl Islands

Take a boat tour to the Pearl Islands where you can swim, snorkel or relax on the beach.

Indulge in local cuisine in this food lover's paradise.

Need to Know

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Panama.