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Panama holidays by Cox & Kings

At the crossroads of the Americas, Panama is best known for the amazing feat of engineering that is the Panama Canal, which connects the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Yet the country has so much more to offer. Its amazing biodiversity and lush rainforests make it a birdwatcher’s paradise. It is possible to learn about the indigenous cultures of the Kuna in the San Blas islands and Emberá tribes in the Chagres National Park, while the Pacific and Caribbean beaches offer superb sun, sand and sea. Panama can also easily be combined with a visit to neighbouring Costa Rica.

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Key facts

  • Capital Panama City
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Flying time from London 12 hours
  • Official language(s) Spanish
  • Time difference -5 GMT
  • Visa requirements Visa not required for UK passport holders

The Panama Experts

Top things to do in Panama

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A guide to Panama


12 Jun 20

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The best of… Panama


22 Nov 11

Latin America expert Angela Sitton was impressed with the array of activities on offer in Panama.

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Travel in Central America, Mexico & Cuba

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Documents & health information for Central America, Mexico & Cuba

Before travelling to Central America, please read more about the entry requirements for each country, as well as any general health advice.

Climate in Panama

Discover the temperatures and rainfall you can expect when visiting the main areas of Panama, along with the best time to travel.

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