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The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Panama

Panama is known for its 48 miles of canal that connect the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean. But it’s so much more than just the Panama Canal.

In Panama city, modern skyscrapers, casinos and nightclubs contrast with colonial buildings. As for outside the city? Get ready to explore the rainforest. There’s lots of things to do here that will make for a great Panama Instagram shot. 

1. Pedro Mandinga Rum Bar

This artisan rum bar is in Panama City’s Casco Viejo, a UNESCO heritage old-town neighbourhood. There’s always salsa playing (sometimes from their vintage vinyl salsa record collection), and the Pedro rum is fantastic.

The best bit? They offer a six-hour long happy hour.


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2. Old Town Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo is the historic district and cultural gem of Panama City. You’ll find beautiful Spanish-style buildings, cobblestone streets and a thriving nightlife scene.

Go for a sundowner in Casa Casco for its 360-degree views of the bay.


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3. Panama Canal

Known as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, the Panama Canal opened in 1914. It took 10 years, more than 75,000 workers and $400 million to complete.

Travelling down the entire 80km canal takes 8-10 hours. Our tip? Take a little boat trip from the city at sunset. Stunning.


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4. Pedasi

A sleepy beach resort, Pedasi is the perfect place to just come and chill out. There’s a lovely stretch of beach for surfing, snorkeling and sunbathing.

The town itself is one of Panama’s up-and-coming tourist destinations. Totally charming.


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5. Bocas del Toro

Bocas Del Toro is probably the most famous tourist spot in Panama after Panama City. Expect colourful wooden houses, 9 main islands to explore and remote beaches.

Be sure to visit Isla Colón for its Starfish Beach, which has sea stars on its ocean floor. Stay in a jungle lodge for the best Panama Instagram pic.


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6. Amador Causeway

The Amador Causeway connects four tiny islands in the Pacific Ocean to the entrance to the Panama Canal.

It’s a gorgeous open area for a waterfront stroll, or you can rent tandem bikes for something a bit different. The view of the city is incredible and there’s lovely restaurants along the route.


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7. Portobelo

Portobelo is a laid-back historic town with white sandy beaches and bright blue waters. The best thing to do here is visit the old ruins just outside of the city.

Stay in El Otro Lado, a private retreat located in Portobelo Bay if you want some luxury. Stylish Caribbean design and an infinity pool, what more could you want?


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Want to discover more things to do in Central America? Check out our guide to the Caribbean here.

Big 7 Travel Team