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What to Do in Panama

What to do in Panama


I received a very general question from a reader named Tony asking what he would be able to see in Panama. I have the impression that I tend to travel and have different experiences than most other travelers, so I do not think that I am the best person to ask travel itinerary questions to. But I will give it a go.

What to do in Panama

Panama is cool. When I was there I just rode the 25 cents a ride colorful buses around Panama City, found the Panama Canal boring, and the beach awesome.

I would recommend staying away from resorts, going to places that you have never heard of, and doing a lot of walking. The sun is shining, the beaches are beautiful, and the swimming is always good. Just take a look around, don’t plan, and walk slow.

Panama is not a country to try to do.

Don’t try to accomplish anything, don’t make a checklist of things to see, just let the days happen to you and enjoy the sun.

I enjoyed just going to the small towns on the coast of Panama, to Casco Viejo, and to the ruins of Old Panama. Many people say that Bocas del Toro is awesome, but I was happy enough not going there.

Panama is cool, just sit back and go along for the ride. Buy a ticket and take the journey.

Walk Slow,


Photos from Panama

Painted city bus in Panama City.

Beach of Panama.

Casco Viejo.

Original question about what to do in Panama

What would you be able to see if you traveled to panama?
Before I go ahead, is there any pointers you might have?
Any help appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Thank you,

related pages

Panama Travel Itinerary
Panama Entry/ Exit Visa Stamp

What to do in Panama

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