Panama is a Caribbean paradise of rainforests, beaches, untamed jungle, vibrant city life and ancient indigenous cultures. Located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, Panama City is a hub of international commerce and influence. Every luxury money can buy is available in Panama City, but if you step out of the city limits, a world of adventure and discovery awaits. As one of the most biodiverse places in the world, Panama is home to a dazzling array of wildlife. The possibilities in Panama are endless, whether you’re after an adrenaline rush or an island getaway.
Fast facts about Panama
Where is it? Panama is located in Central America, between Costa Rica and Colombia.
How do I get there? Hop on a Panama-bound cruise ship or catch a flight from Melbourne or Sydney. Airlines flying to Panama City include United, Virgin, Copa, Qantas and Air New Zealand. No direct flights are available and the minimum travel time is 24 hours.
When should I go? Panama’s tropical climate can be unpredictable and at times uncomfortable. The best time to visit is in the dry season, from late December to late April.
What should I do? Shop till you drop in Panama City, learn to salsa, visit an indigenous group, explore ruined Spanish forts, relax on the beach, hike to a cloud forest, scuba dive among tropical fish and turtles, and zip-line through a rainforest canopy.