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Things To Do In Panama

You're ready to set sail in a different direction. Never one to shy away from an enlightening experience and innovative ways to get inspired, you're prepared to check out new territory like a pro. Up next: Panama! It's not difficult to fill your time, because Expedia makes it a breeze to book tons of things to do. Book your activities today, and the only thing left to do is pack your luggage and get excited.

  • The activities in Panama are not only among the best, but they won't cost an arm and a leg. We have 41 things to do here, and you can get them starting at £24. Book your favourite day trip on Expedia for significant savings, and you'll still have enough cash for a fancy hotel or fine meal while you're travelling.
  • Panama is a favourite among thrill seekers similar to yourself. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for the next trip to this city to dive into local culture and explore the best things to do. The most booked activities can grab the curiosity of even experienced globetrotters, and one look at our list explains why. Our activities includes a wide variety of entertainment and opportunities for excitement. From Shared Shuttle: Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY) to incredible ways to have the thrill of a lifetime like the Soberania National Park & Pipeline Road Tour, there is an abundance of possibilities at your fingertips when you browse through all the things you can do here at Expedia.

Our activities are the ideal way to organise your getaway. It takes a game plan to make the most of a trip to Panama, particularly when you long to pack in a lot of exciting activities. And we can tell you're someone who likes to get out and about遥ou are excited to get out and have an adventure. You're anxious to sign up for the top activities around, and an afternoon walking through charming neighbourhoods is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Book professional regional tours on Expedia, and you don't need a map.

Things to Do in Panama

The most modern city in Central America, Panama City is a hub of international finance, complete with skyscrapers and a dynamic atmosphere. Beneath this, however, there are several layers to this metropolis that have been historically forged by a number of influences. In fact, you could say that Panama is several cities all at the same time. The glass and metal skyline might look more like Miami than any of its Central American counterparts but you can also discover buzzing colonial neighbourhoods and a gateway to tropical destinations. Boutique hotels, trendy bars and clubs, and beautiful beaches add a dimension of leisure to the city, making it popular with tourists.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Panama

Casco Viejo - The most historic neighbourhood in the city, with beautifully restored colonial buildings. There are numerous cultural events held here and some of the best dining options in the city.

Punta Paitilla - The most modern area of the city, with skyscrapers and new developments pushing the city forward into the 21st century. There’s also a charming waterfront.

Balboa - The tree-lined streets of Balboa mix lush green vegetation with early to mid century architecture making it one of the most pleasant parts of the city to explore.

Calzada de Amador - This causeway connects the city to a group of nearby islands. It’s also where you can discover a good mix of bars and restaurants at the marina.

Things to See in Panama

Panama’s most famous construction is, of course, the canal and it’s definitely worth making the effort to go and see it. Head to the Miraflores locks where there’s a visitors centre and museum where you can learn more about this marvel of engineering. However, it’s not until you see the giant boats passing that you realise its true scale. Head to the Casco Viejo to explore another side of city life. This restored colonial district is one of the city’s most beautiful. Keep your eyes peeled for parties and events which frequently happen here, as well as some of Panama’s best dining options.

Things to Do in Panama

Panama may be a modern metropolis but it’s also very close to nature. The canal, forest and ocean are all within easy reach, so head to the beach to soak up some sun. Cycle down the causeway to the islands or go white water rafting in the jungle - all within easy reach. The Parque Natural Metropolitano is home to more than 200 bird species and you can trek to the top of the Cerro Ancon for stunning views of the city. There are some world class golf courses here and in recent years, major developments have brought excellent shopping options. The city is also earning itself a reputation for great nightlife, so dance the night away down at the Calle Uruguay, where you can pick and choose your evening entertainment.