Top Attractions in Panama

Visit Panama ad on our Panama Canal Transit tour

First visit: September 2016
My Country #63

A few weeks ago, I was with the Singelresor group in Panama where we celebrated Christmas and New Year. We really had a great time especially during our Panama Canal Transit Tour and the Miraflores Locks Tour. We also loved our visits to the coffee and cacao plantation where we got to taste the most expensive coffee which is the Geisha Coffee as well as eat a 90% pure chocolate bar made by the indigenous tribe called Ngäbe. Unfortunately, our visit to the Isla Iguana did not materialize as there were unusually high waves during our planned tour and our Island Hopping tour in Bocas del Toro was just as bad as the rain did not stop until the next day. Still, I would say that we really had an enjoyable time overall. In case you are planning to visit Panama in the future, here are some of the places we visited that could be of help to you in planning your itinerary.

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Panama Canal Transit

Miraflores Locks Tour

Bridge of the Americas

Centennial Bridge

Plaza Bolivar

Ruins of Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Plaza Herrera

Municipal Hall

National Theater (this is now under renovation)

Museo del Canal Interoceanico del Panama

Plaza de la Independencia

Saint Francis of Assisi Church

Presidential Palace

Casa Los Julio

Church of San Jose with it's Altar de Oro

Viewing the Panama skyline from any of the numerous viewing spots

Panama Viejo (this is the original Old Town and which I was not able to visit during my first trip to Panama)

San Apostol de Nata: This is one of the oldest churches in Latin America

Visiting the home of Mr. Dario Lopez who is among the best makers of mascara 😉

A visit to the home of one of the pioneers when it comes to making Polleras

A visit to the town of Boquete

Coffee plantation tour (where I tasted the Geisha Coffee, the world's most expensive coffee and yet it does not taste coffee 😉)

Zip lining in Boquete (none from our group did this activity though)

Hanging Bridges Tour

A visit to the indigenous group Ngäbe who are growing cacao among other things

El Nispero Zoo and Garden

El Macho Waterfall

Enjoying seafood in the fish market restaurants near Casco Viejo

Enjoying the local food: This one is Lechona en Su Jugo with the typical rice with beans and plantain 😋

Taking the metro (Panama has only one so don't miss it)