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Eastern Std. Time (GMT-5)

Known for

Panama Canal, Natural Beauty and Vibrant Culture

Official Language

Spanish

The Panama Bucket List

A country best known for its landmark canal, a stay at our all-inclusive Panama resorts will wow you with superlatives. This narrow bridge of land linking North and South America is home to lush rainforests, mountain cloud forests and 3,500 miles of Pacific and Caribbean coastline. There are more than 1,500 islands off the Panama coast, making it a cocktail of ecological wonders, rich history and a city rivaling Miami in fine dining, culture and nightlife. Check these items off your Panama bucket list:

Panama City skyline at sunset

Panama City

Panama City is one of Latin America's premier commercial and financial hubs, ready to welcome you with fine dining, culture, and nightlife rivaling Miami.

Panama City buildings

Casco Viejo

The up-and-coming historic quarter of Panama City is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A contrast to the modern high rises of the city, Casco Viejo is an authentic, Spanish colonial neighborhood worth exploring.

Bridge of The Americas in Panama

The Panama Canal

Named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the manmade waterway connects the Atlantic and Pacific. Cruise beneath the Panama Canal’s Bridge of Americas and transit the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks.

Couple playing golf on a golf course

World-Class Golf

Panama is home to world-class golf courses in stunning settings. Enjoy panoramic views of the Panama Canal and city skyline while playing at the Tucan Country Club Golf Course, only 15 minutes from Dreams Playa Bonita Panama.

Girl snorkeling with colorful fish

1,500 Islands

Panama is home to over 1,500 islands from uninhabited to popular travel destinations like Bocas del Toro. Many islands are still home to indigenous peoples of Panama. Explore their pristine beaches and rainforests or go whale watching, snorkeling or diving.

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El Valle de Anton

El Valle de Anton is located inside a crater of the inactive El Valle volcano. The valley town is full of natural and cultural attractions such as thermal pools, “square trees,” waterfalls, and a handicraft market.

Hiking trail including suspension bridges and forest canopies

Cloud Forests

Explore cloud forest trails in Chiriquì. Warm air rises to meet the cold air of the mountains and forms a constant cloud-like atmosphere making for a unique ecosystem.

Young boy looking at fish in aquarium

Biodiversity Museum

Spend a morning in Panama City's Biodiversity Museum, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. The brightly colored, modern structure of the museum and the surrounding park with panoramic views of the ocean and Panama Canal are just as striking as the exhibits inside.

kids getting ready to zip line

Eco-Adventure

Travelers looking for adventure, look no further! Ziplining, jungle treks, scuba diving, white water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and more can all be done here.

Panama sunset with an orange sky

East Meets West

Panama's unique geography makes it the only country in the world where you can watch the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.

Aerial view of Soberania National Park Panama

The Rainforest

Panama has the most diversified wildlife of any country in Central America. Soberania National Park, only 15 miles from our resort in Panama City, offers hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife. Take an aerial tram and see the jungle from the treetops.

Our All-Inclusive Panama Resorts

Stay at our beautiful all-inclusive resorts tucked away in the jungles of Panama.

Aerial View of the Hotel and Beach Area
Dreams Playa Bonita Panama Panama
Dreams Playa Bonita Panama Panama Experience the beautiful beaches, rainforest, mountains and city of Panama from the resort’s luxurious guest rooms and suites. With jungle walkways, garden scapes and oceanfront sunsets, Dreams Playa Bonita is an ideal location for family weddings and vacations.

Events in Panama

Panama is rich in culture and celebrations! Check out these exciting upcoming events.

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Carnival

February

On the four days leading up to Ash Wednesday, the Panamanian Carnival is celebrated nationwide with festivals, parades, costume contests, live concerts, fireworks and dance parties. Water balloons have become the way to keep cool during Carnival here.

Details of a Panamanian dress

Pollera Festival

February

This national festival commemorates the pollera, the iconic national costume of Panama, and recognizes the artisans who create them. In the city of Las Tablas, a contest for the best pollera takes place along with a parade, music and dancing

Sea Turtles on the beach

Sea Turtle Hatching & Nesting

June - November

Five of the world’s eight species of sea turtles can be found in Panama. If you are staying at Dreams Playa Bonita from June through November, you can find sea turtles emerging to lay their eggs in the sand of the beach.

a whale in mid-jump out of the ocean

Whale Watching

July – October, December – February

Witness the migration of whales, who have the longest migratory journey of any mammal. Panama is one of the few places in the world with two whale watching seasons with whales migrating from Antarctica and Alaska. You can observe these majestic mammals in their natural habitat with a whale watching tour.

Buildings along the water in Bocas del Toroi Panama

Fair of the Sea

September

Fair of the Sea is a four-day event celebrating fisherman, boatmen and the sea. Thousands of people visit Bocas del Toro, Panama to join the island festivities of rides, sports and local arts and crafts.

Panama flag blowing in the wind

Panama Independence Day

November

Throughout the month of November, Panama celebrates its independence with parades and festivities. November 3rd is Separation Day from Colombia and November 10th and 28th celebrate Panama’s independence from Spain.

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