In Panama, nature is all about discovery. Explore the ruins of Spanish forts on the Caribbean coast or boat deep into indigenous territories in a dugout canoe. Wildlife is incidental: a resplendent quetzal on the highland trail, an unruly troupe of screeching howler monkeys outside your cabin or a breaching whale that turns your ferry ride into an adrenaline-filled event. Adventure tourism means zipping through rainforest canopies, swimming alongside sea turtles or trekking to sublime cloud-forest vistas. One small tropical country with two long coasts makes for a pretty big playground.
With a plethora of deserted islands, chilled Caribbean vibes on one side and monster Pacific swells on the other, Panama sits poised to deliver the best of beach life. And a whole other world begins at the water’s edge. Seize it by scuba diving with whale sharks in the Pacific, snorkeling the rainbow reefs of Bocas del Toro or setting sail in the indigenous territory of Guna Yala, where virgin isles sport nary a footprint. Meanwhile surfers will be psyched to have world-class breaks all to themselves. Hello, paradise.
There’s a palpable excitement as the country is coming into its own. You can see it in the exciting food and culture scenes and the flashy, innovative architecture and the new industries that are adding to local offerings. New laws to encourage filmmaking paved the way for Panama to get its very own International Film Festival. The annual jazz festival is a renowned event. Major international summits are held at Panama’s large, modern convention centers.
You’ll find golf, tennis, sailing, fishing, surfing, birding and every other activity imaginable—with the exception, of course, of snow-skiing. With so much going on, expats here will tell you that it is easy to make friends, regardless of age, gender, or marital status.
Option-1: Metro Hotel Panama-3*
USD 850 Per person on double occupancy
USD 970 Per person on single occupancy
Option-2: Sheraton Grand Panama -4*
USD 945 Per person on double occupancy
USD 1250 Per person on single occupancy
COVID 19 IMPORTANT NOTE
1. Passengers who in the past 20 days have been in South Africa or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Panama.
2. Nationals and residents of Panama who in the past 20 days have been in South Africa or United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.
3. Passengers without a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to a test upon arrival at their own expense. The test result must be in English or Spanish.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with Laissez-Passer;
– passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay or Venezuela.
4. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay or Venezuela must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English or Spanish.
5. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay or Venezuela are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR upon arrival at their own expense.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days.
7. A completed “Declaracion Jurada de Salud” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at http://viajes.panamadigital.gob.pa/
8. Residency permits issued by Panama that expired after 13 March 2020 are accepted for entry until 30 June 2021.
9. Non-resident multiple-entry visas (Visa de no Residente) issued by Panama that expired after 13 March 2020 are accepted for entry until 30 June 2021. If issued by a consulate of Panama, they must have an extension stamp.
|Hotel/ Rates||Per person on Double Occupancy||Per person on Single Occupancy|
|Metro Hotel Panama-3*||USD 850||USD 970|
|Sheraton Grand Panama -4*||USD 945||USD 1250|