Panama: A Great Destination for a Family Vacation
Panama is a great, safe, and easy destination for family vacations. Just a short direct flight from most major American cities means you can explore a new exciting destination with a surprisingly familiar feel in no time!
The Familiarity of Home a Short Hop Away
Taking your family abroad can feel a little overwhelming at times – navigating a new environment, new language, new culture, and new places, all this while trying to keep everyone happy AND have a good time. How does anyone do it?
Luckily, Panama has many great features which keep disruption to a minimum and as the experts on the ground here in Panama, we’ll ensure your trip is fuss-free.
For years, Panama has been an international crossroads and is an obvious choice for many expats to relocate. This has contributed to a very familiar U.S. style infrastructure with an international ambiance.
English is spoken as a second language throughout the country, the U.S. dollar is Panama’s currency, and the supermarkets and local shops are packed full of a mixture of local and international products. Most restaurants offer a variety of local and international cuisines and WiFi and cell phone service are also available in even the most remote of locations.
Combine this with direct flights and short flight times from most places in America and Panama is an obvious choice for a family vacation that ticks all the boxes.
Fun for all the Family
Panama’s location as the isthmus of the continents means there’s an unparalleled level of diversity. s it’s a relatively small country, just a tiny amount of traveling can take you to vastly different landscapes and experiences. This makes Panama an ideal destination to pack in lots of different environments and excursions, keeping everyone happy!
If you’re looking for fun and adventure there are several family activities, from zip lining to whale watching. Hit the mountains and rainforests for some up-close and personal wildlife experiences, whitewater rafting, waterfalls, canopy adventures, views of volcanoes, and jungle hikes.
If the beach is more your style, Panama has both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Caribbean islands nestled in blue seas, world-class surf breaks, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and more await.
And make sure to explore the history and culture! Panama is known as something of a melting pot, combining the indigenous cultures with a rich history of settlements, trade, and international commerce right up to the present day. Of course, a trip to Panama would not be complete without a visit to the iconic Panama Canal.
Packed full of great, family-focused accommodations and tours from coast to coast and with short connection times, Panama is truly a family-friendly destination. On-site childcare, never-ending kids activities, and comfortable family suites are all key features in our hand-picked accommodations.
These Panama vacations are customized with you in mind so packing in everyone’s desires is not a problem – from whale watching to wining and dining, canopy tours to culture and history, we’ve got you covered
In-Country Support 24/7
Our expert Travel Consultants will work with you every step of the way to plan your perfect break, but that’s not all. From the moment you land to the moment you leave, we offer 24/7 customer support. From restaurant recommendations to arranging last minute upgrades, we are on hand for support, practical advice, and guidance to give you absolute peace of mind.
Top Tips for Families Traveling to Panama
With years of experience in family vacations, we’ve pulled together some of the top tips from our Travel Consultants to help take the stress out of the planning!
- Book in advance. Take the stress out of the planning and get the inside scoop on where to stay, when to travel, and much more with our expert Travel Consultants
- Come prepared. Panama has a tropical climate! Pack SPF 50, hats, long-sleeved swim shirts, bug spray, and raincoats.
- Involve the kids in the planning. Get creative and see if you can make some of their wildest dreams come true! Do they want to see monkeys? Let’s get you to the rainforest! Fancy some adrenaline? How about soaring over the trees in a canopy zip line tour? Keep the education alive with a trip to the interactive Biomuseum or dive in and explore Panama underwater with a snorkel tour. There’s so much to do, you’ll probably have to come back!
- More is less. Panama is going to be full of new experiences, tastes, sights, and sounds. Savour the flavor and go at a pace that everyone can enjoy.
Panama is a small country packed with something for everyone – Beaches, volcanoes, mountains, rainforests, cosmopolitan cities, culture, history, great cuisine, the list goes on and on.
With family-focused resorts, English commonly spoken, and the U.S. dollar as the national currency, Panama feels remarkably familiar and is the obvious choice for a great Family Vacation.