Pristine Beaches for Relaxing and Water Sports
This snake-shaped strip of land that joins north to south America has an endless coastline and a smattering of unspoiled outlying islands. Take your pick from the wild waves of the Pacific or the calm beaches of the Caribbean. The reefs of Bocas del Toro team with aquatic life, and there’s whale-watching and swimming with dolphins on the cards. Coiba National Park marine reserve is home to crocodiles, turtles and fifteen species of snake. Whatever your water-based dream holiday is, Panama can deliver.
An electric capital
Historically at the crossroads of international trade, Panama has blossomed as a result of its cultural fusion. Visitors to cosmopolitan Panama City will find a fabulous dining scene, diverse nightlife and plenty of museums and galleries. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo has the best collection of national art. Day-trips offer escape from the urban buzz to nearby paradise beaches and excursions along the banks of the Panama Canal.
Exotic animals and wild alndscapes
Panama’s tropical hinterland is packed with exotic birds, wildlife and undisturbed indigenous communities. It’s as wild as you dare to be. Dive into swimming holes under immense waterfalls, trek through lush forests in the Highlands and explore the rolling hills and deserted beaches of Peninsula de Azuero, known as the country’s cultural heart. Spot toucans at the Panama Rainforest Discovery Centre and come face-to-face with monkeys at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden. If you love the natural world and wild, unspoiled landscapes, then start your search for cheap flights to Panama without delay.
When to go
Located just north of the equator, Panama’s climate is tropical, with hot and humid weather. The peak time for travel is during the dry season, from late December to late April. At this time, especially during Christmas, New Year, Carnival and Holy Week, flights to Panama are more expensive, so make sure to pick your flights to Panama and book between six and eight weeks in advance.
Low season is from mid-April to early December and this a great time for bargain last-minute flights. Though coinciding with the rainy season, the amount of disturbance the weather brings varies by region. The Caribbean coast sees a lot of rain with the mountains and rainforests largely off-limits, but the lowland areas around the Pacific coast are still enjoyable. Some areas, like the Azuero Peninsula, are more verdant after the arrival of the rains.
Temperatures remain around 30 degrees Celsius year round and humidity is high. May to November is when loggerhead and green sea turtles nest on the Caribbean coast, and surfing is at its best from January to March. The popular Panama Jazz Festival is during January and November’s Independence Day sees the whole country come to a standstill for general revelry.
Airports and airlines
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There are no direct UK flights to Panama. However there are plenty of airlines that can get you there. The main carriers are United, KLM and Air France, with flights also available from British Airways, Iberia, Avianca, Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta, Lufthansa, Air Canada and Turkish Airlines.
Tocumen International Airport is the main point of entry, serving Panama City. There are also many regional airports that may be suitable for your unique itinerary and may have good deals. Check Netflights to see the best routes and rates for your Panama holiday.