Panama Luxury Yachting Guide

Panama is a blessed country in many ways, none more so than in its anonymity among the travelling hordes. Though it possesses the lush jungles, dazzling pearly beaches, translucent azure waters and chic capital city of its neighbours, Panama has yet to be overrun by rampant tourism. Travellers to this area will delight in the desolate nature of the sublime.

From the dense emerald jungles of the Highlands to the steel skyline of the capital city, Panama is a place of unfettered wonder and complete enjoyment.

Panama City
Touted as Central America’s most cosmopolitan capital, Panama City is a bustling hub that combines the vibrant Panamanian culture with the cut-glass skyline of an urban jungle reminiscent of Miami. The historic colonial area of Casco Viejo, formerly in ruins at the edge of the sea, has been ambitiously renovated and is set to enchant visitors once again.

A thriving centre for both national and international banking and trade, Panama City attracts a diverse populace hailing from around the globe which lends itself well to dining opportunities within the city. Foodies will delight in the delicious street food sold by shrill hawkers while night owls will enjoy the pulsing beats and sensuous rhythms of the salsa clubs on the Calle Uruguay.

Panama City is a great jumping-off point for forays into the wilds just outside the capital, from hiking through the dense rainforests to finding the perfect desert beach.

Bocas del Toro
Just 32 kilometres from the Costa Rican border lays the delightful archipelago known as Bocas del Toro, a collection of 6 thickly-wooded islands and a scattering of diminutive islets. Home to such treasured gems as Panama’s oldest marine park, Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, an extensive coral reef ecosystem and mangrove forests where the Red Frog Beach Resort & Marina is located, the Bocas del Toro islands are not to be missed.

Parque Nacional Volcán Barú
Another jewel of the Panamanian countryside is the Parque Nacional Volcán Barú, home to the country’s only volcano and some incredible trekking opportunities. The Darién Province is considered one of the last true frontiers in the Americas, while Boquete is an amazing Highland escape rich in cloud forests and coffee plantations.

Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina is the premier Panamanian surf spot, while the Peninsula de Azuero is a haven of Spanish culture and traditional folkloric festivals. Naturalists will want to experience the unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Parque Nacional Coiba, while the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal shouldn’t be knocked off the list of sights to see.



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