Whether you’re into coffee, birding, golf, beach, history, fashion, food, dance, the arts or nightlife, you can comfortably do many of your activities from home while in Panama, start your own if you haven’t found it in your area or introduce something ¨different¨ to your routine, like cheering on the annual world’s only ocean-to-ocean regatta in the Panama Canal.

Below is a sampling of many of the activities you can do while in Panama:

  • pick-up soccer, golf, tennis, capoeira, zumba, pilates, yoga…
  • horseback ride on the beach
  • zipline through the rain forest
  • visit artisan fairs
  • go to a rooftop lounge with pool
  • attend Casco Viejo´s flea market
  • rent a Blockbuster DVD
  • salsa and merengue lessons
  • take a helicopter ride to view the Canal
  • make sashimi on a boat
  • guided fishing trips
  • go to the theater
  • watch humpback whales migrate and sea turtles lay eggs
  • attend a parade for Panama´s national dress, El desfile de las Mil Polleras
  • scuba dive, snorkel, kiteboard, sail
  • hear stories of pirates
  • go to Frank Ghery´s BioMuseo
  • visit indigenous tribes
  • go to any one of the National Parks
  • rent a tandem bike along the water (Causeway)
  • go through the Panama Canal by boat…or train
  • sunbathe
  • take a mud bath
  • go to Panama City´s fish market for ceviche
  • try sancocho
  • go to the zoo
  • bowl
  • learn Spanish
  • take a ferry ride to Taboga Island
  • go to a spa and wellness retreat
  • take underwater photos
  • see Monkey Island and Iguana Island
  • participate in and watch the Portobelo triathlon
  • surf, watch surfers, attend a surfing competition
  • hunt for sand-dollars
  • try a passion fruit, grape or orange flavored raspado (snow cones topped with condensed milk)
  • birdwatch
  • view a golden altar
  • dance, party and get wet in Carnaval
  • sit in a thermal pool
  • whitewater raft
  • $5 manicure
  • shop
  • be waited on in the movie theater, even served sushi
  • go to a botanical garden
  • attend reggae, jazz or violin concerts (on the water)
  • visit a coffee farm
  • hike and camp at Volcán Barú
  • rum factory tour at Varela & Sons
  • enjoy deep-tissue massages in your own home