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More challenging to access, Boca Chica is located just a few hours from the border of Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean. The best way to reach this tiny coastal retreat is by car from Panama City or you can fly to the city of David (Panama's second largest city) and drive from there. The area is relatively remote but offers some of the best deep sea fishing you will find anywhere. Beautiful little bed and breakfasts, hotels and fishing resorts line the coast and are very well priced.
Bocas Del Toro
Bocas del Toro is one of the best-known archipelagos in the region. Bocas del Toro is a cluster of nine major islands, 50 cays and 200-plus islets scattered along the Caribbean sea. It just a one-hour boat ride from the mainland or a one-hour flight from Panama City and a relatively short distance from Costa Rica. These islands each have their own unique characteristics and activities available. From sprawling beaches and amazing swell to night clubs and motor bikes, you can choose the island that best suits exactly the kind of holiday you are looking for.
Boquete is a mountain town that has recently become a mecca for expats. With a cool, standard climate of around 25 degrees, this area has cool evenings and refreshing breezes that are otherwise unknown to the country. Situated 3500 feet above sea level, the views and landscapes are incredibly beautiful and perfect for the many coffee plantations in the area. Go to Bouquete for the amazing hikes, delicious coffee and refreshing climate. Getting there can be a long journey but if you fly into the city of David from Panama City it is only a two-hour, mountainous drive to the centre of town.
Cambutal was once a sleepy fisherman's village and still manages to maintain its quiet appeal and serene beaches despite being home to some beautiful and unique resort options. This town is set an incredibly beautiful, five hour drive from Panama City and boasts some amazing surf, great fishing, deep jungle hikes and a gorgeous landscape.
Not unlike Boquete, El Valle is a mountainous town on the Panamanian Isthmus. Located an easy two-hour drive from Panama City, this beautiful town is situated in the crater of an extinct volcano, surrounded by lush hilltops of rainforest and some incredible waterfalls and hiking trails. The beautiful town also has an amazing little farmers market and a spectacular variety of hotels and bed and breakfasts ranging from five star to sweet and simple.
Rapidly growing into a world class city, Panama is being praised as a a historical and cultural hub. Brimming with modern amenities and spectacularly international cuisine, Panama City, Panama is also home to some of the most incredible historically breathtaking sights like Casco Viejo (the old city) and the world renowned, Panama Canal. As a stop over in your vacation or you home base, Panama City is sure to enthral and surprise you.
Another surf town not far from Playa Venao on the Azuero peninsula, Santa Catalina is the jumping off point to visit Coiba Island, what was previously a prison camp and is now the centre of all whale and shark migrations through the Pacific Ocean. Whether you are seeking an underwater adventure gazing at a 40-foot whale shark or simply want to catch some waves, Santa Catalina is a great option. Local bars, restaurants and hotels are plentiful and accessibility is as simple as a five-hour journey from Panama City.
Playa Venao is unlike any other part of the country. Still relatively untouched, this town is about to undergo a huge transformation at the hands of a large development company in the country. Plans for extensive housing developments, resorts and vacation properties are well underway and will have an enormous impact on the local infastructure. The centre of Playa Venao is the beach itself. Around 35 minutes from Pedasi, another growing community in the region, Playa Venao is situated on the Azueros Peninsula about five hours from Panama City. It is well renowned for its amazing surf, rolling hills and expansive beachfronts.