A postcard-perfect paradise, bursting with cultural richness, Panama is a lovely Central American country on the Pacific Coast with a year-round tropical climate and glorious landscapes. Renowned for its ecotourism, pristine resorts and hotels, and its deliciously diverse cuisine, Panama has a little something for everyone.
Bordered by secluded white-sand beaches and azure waters, and lined with lush palm trees, the coastal views are rivalled only by the exquisite beauty found in its underwater wonderland. Boasting a thriving ecosystem ripe for discovery, divers and snorkellers will relish the dramatic underwater landscapes of coral reefs and marine life, while sailing enthusiasts will delight in the vast open waters. Whether to ignite the intrepid spirit, or soothe the overworked soul, Panama’s all inclusive, 5-star beachfront Riu Playa Blanca offers guests a memorable vacation, with its mix of warm, Panamian hospitality, haute cuisine, and exciting attractions.
As the only Latin American capital with a rich, biologically-diverse rainforest located less than 10 minutes from the downtown core, Panama City offers eco-conscious travellers easy access to three impressive natural parks, and guided circuit tours along the historical Panama Canal - often considered the eighth modern wonder of the world.
Panama is an emerging fashion capital, and the Riu Plaza Panama, located at the centre of Panama City’s financial district, is the gateway to the excitement of this city, offering easy access to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Shopaholics will be inspired by the wealth of name-brand goods on display in Panama City’s shopping districts, boutiques and malls, while the authentic Panamanian handicrafts found at the folk market in Balboa will make for great souvenirs. History buffs will relish the chance to stroll through the archaeological sites, museums and monuments that dot the city and surrounding provinces.
Always full of life, Panamanians are known for throwing great parties! Recognized for its eclectic array of activities and vibrant nightlife, the entire country comes alive in February for the annual Carnival celebration - the second largest of its kind in the world.
With a thrilling range of daytime attractions and nightly activities, beautiful coastal backdrops, and vivid underwater settings, Panama is an irresistible vacation destination that caters to the whims of many, from the eco-adventure seekers to the R&R crowd, and every type of traveller in between.