Panama, officially Republic of Panama, is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama City.
The ease of travel and wide array of experiences make Panama one of the most attractive emerging tourism destinations in the world. In just one week, visitors can enjoy two different oceans, experience the mountains and rainforest, learn about native cultures and take advantage of vibrant urban life. The capital, Panama City, is a modern, sophisticated metropolis that resembles Miami and has established commerce, arts, fashion and dining. Fodors, Frommers and National Geographic have all recently begun publishing guides for Panama, only the second country in Central America, behind Costa Rica, to have such extensive travel coverage.
When to go:
Panama has a tropical climate, with temperatures staying constant all year round, ranging from 32 C during the daytime to 21 C in the evening. Humidity is generally high, especially during the rainy season, which is between October and November. The best time to travel to Panama is between December and March.
Average monthly temperature (°C)
Panamanian Balboa (PAB).
A passport valid for three months after the intended date of departure is required. United Kingdom nationals do not require a visa for touristic stays of up to 180 days.
Anticipate a flight of approximately 16 hrs 30 mins from the United Kingdom.
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