Panama Adventure, Activities, Things to do
Panama adventure and activities at a glance
Unique tailor-made Panama adventure activities are available in the country through specialist companies committed to sustainable tourism, so choose one that respects nature and the local culture.
Custom-made adventure vacations are a good choice – they’ll match the adventurer in you, whether you are looking for family soft adventure vacations or extreme adventure vacations for macho guys.
Adventures and activities include sailing, Scuba diving, river tubing, snorkelling, kayaking (sea, rivers and lakes), surfing, whitewater rafting and waterfall hiking. You can go horseback riding, mountain biking, cloud forest hiking, and go on canopy adventures, ziplining canopy tours, and tailor-made extreme adventures.
There are also eco nature and wildlife adventures, wildlife night tours, dolphin watching, excellent birdwatching opportunities, and botanical gardens to visit. Other tours include to a native village in the Chagres National Park, Cacao farms, caves, and a Panama Canal transit tour.
In addition you can take a cable car ride at Gamboa, the aerial tour travels through the rainforest canopy where you might see the howler monkey, coatimundi and sloth, as well as colourful birds such as parrots, motmots, trogons and toucans.
There is peacock bass fishing, and excellent sport fishing on the Atlantic coast, on the Caribbean side, at Volcano Reef, Bocas del Toro, Escudo de Veraguas. (Also, on the Pacific coast at Pineapple Bay, Pearl Islands, Coiba Archipelago, Gulf of Chiriquí, and the Azuero Peninsula).
The Bocas del Toro archipelago sits in the Caribbean Sea – 68 islands in all. This is where you will find some of the best surfing in the Caribbean, but you might need to take your own board – daily surfing trips are organised from Isla Colon to different islands.
Other Caribbean Adventure Guides
As well as Panama adventure activities do check out other adventures and activities in the region, country by country, in the main Caribbean Adventure Travel Guides section.
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