Panama is located on the isthmus connecting Central and South America. We know the country especially for the very famous canal which cuts it, and which bears the same name. Strong of a Spanish colonial culture whose vestiges can still be admired make it a historical pillar of the world. If you are an adventurer at heart and you are looking for places out of the ordinary: don’t hesitate any longer and buy your own yacht to go and land on the wonderful coasts of Panama. But there’s more to this country than culture, its flourishing nature and Caribbean-style beaches will dazzle you. Here is a list of what you absolutely must see during your yacht trip in Panama.
The Casco Viejo neighborhood
If this is your first trip and you don’t know which marvel to start with, visit the Casco Viejo neighborhood. It is one of the oldest places in Panama City, the capital. It was restored and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has since become the trendiest neighborhood in the city. Between streets and modern architecture, the best is still to walk through the different streets to soak up the spirit of the place. Ice cream parlors and restaurants will be delighted to let you taste the local dishes that have nothing to envy to the rest of the world.
The Panama Canal
This 77-meter-long canal is a maritime canal. Built in 1881, it is one of the most difficult engineering projects ever built. It was designed to facilitate exchanges between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is a technological feat of modern times. To learn more about the canal and the surrounding environment you can plan your visit. You will be able to take a ferry that will allow you to cross the canal. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and understand the complexity of a facility of this size.
You prefer to find yourself in a city and find the deafening noises of the center. Panama City is made for you! You will be able to go shopping and get lost between the different skyscrapers that dress the city. Spend an evening at the “Havana Panama“, and have a drink in the company of the locals.
The San Blas Islands
The San Blas archipelago is composed of a multitude of coral islands, 378 to be exact. It is the ideal place to sail aboard a yacht and enjoy the turquoise waters and the burning sun. Of all the islands, only 40 are inhabited. You will feel like a modern-day Robinson Crusoe. It is the ideal place to practice scuba diving and admire with your own eyes the richness of Panamanian fauna. Once you have landed on one of the populated lands, you will have the chance to share moments with the indigenous Kuna tribe.
You prefer to keep your feet on the ground and are a hiking enthusiast. Don’t miss breathtaking landscapes such as the Altos de Campana National Park. This is the oldest park in Panama City and has a lot to offer. With its forests and mountainous landscapes, you will have access to views of the Pacific Ocean.
For the more adventurous at heart, go to Boquette. It is the capital of eco-tourism in Panama. You can go trekking, zip lines over the mountains. Its impressive greenery and dizzying waterfalls will give you a taste of wilderness and authenticity. The species that live there and that you will be able to admire are unique in the world. So, what are you waiting for to book a yacht on our online yacht site and come and visit this paradise on earth still untouched by urban planning?
When to go
December - mid April
January - mid April
Panama’s coastline stretches for hundreds of kilometers along both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, with over a thousand islands just offshore. The beaches can vary greatly depending on the area. Some have soft white sand and border calm turquoise water that is perfect for swimming. Others have grey or black sand and are served by routine swells that lure international surfers. Panama’s islands – including those in Bocas del Toro, the Gulf of Chiriquí and Guna Yala have some of the prettiest beaches in the country.