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Pretty Panama sits right in Central America between Costa Rica and Columbia. It’s long coastlines mean it’s the perfect place for a beach escape! Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY). From New York, try Avianca, Copa Airlines, American Airlines and Aeromexico.
Panama enjoys beautiful weather year-round, as it’s located almost right on the equator. Rainy season is between May and November so the best time to book flights to Panama is between December and April. You’ll find the cheapest flights around 6 months in advance.
A non-stop flight to Panama from New York takes 5 hours 30 minutes.
Panama is one of the best destinations in Central America thanks to its long and beautiful coastlines, urban cities and rain forests. Panama City welcomes travelers from around the world to its chic and cosmopolitan boulevards. City slickers and mountain trekkers, here’s what to see and do in Panama.
Panama City: The capital has three distinct areas: the new one, the old one and the colonial one. The Panama Canal is a must and then check out the colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo. Panama Viejo was totally ransacked by pirates in the 1600s and was never really rebuilt afterwards.
Coiba National Park: You won’t be surprised once you arrive at this place that they call Coiba the “Galapagos of Central America.” This park is full of rare species on land and in the water, so bring your snorkeling gear!
Gulf of Chiriqui: This part of Panama has some of the best wale watching around. The nearest city is Bouquet and if you hope to see some whales, plan your trip between August and October for humpbacks. You can find hammerhead sharks and dolphins here year-round.
Visit VisitPanama.com for more info.
Panama hotels come in all shapes and sizes and every budget is catered for. Panama City is king for luxury hotels at prices even mid-range travelers can afford! Try something unique in Panama City’s Casco Vieja. Outside the capital city, you’ll find an abundance of island cabanas, eco-lodges and hostels.