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When visiting Panama, the Panama Canal tops the list of must-see attractions, offering a glimpse into the remarkable feat of engineering. The historic ruins of Panama Viejo, Casco Viejo's charismatic streets, and the awe-inspiring biodiversity of the rainforests in national parks like Soberanía are also essential Panama attractions. The idyllic beaches of Bocas del Toro and the unique cultural experience of the San Blas Islands with the Kuna community further enrich the traveler's itinerary.
Families with children will enjoy the interactive exhibits at the Biomuseo and the fascinating Punta Culebra Nature Center, which provide educational fun. Panama activities for kids also include beach days at Playa Bonita, wildlife spotting during a canal eco-cruise, and embarking on the aerial tram adventure through the Gamboa rainforest. The Amador Causeway is perfect for a leisurely bike ride with panoramic views.
Outdoor enthusiasts can indulge in a plethora of activities such as hiking the trails of Barú Volcano National Park or diving in the clear waters of Coiba National Park. Surfing in Santa Catalina, zip-lining in Boquete, and snorkeling at Starfish Beach are among the best things to do in Panama for thrill-seekers. Kayaking in the Gatun Lake provides a unique perspective on the lush landscape.
For a break from the sun, the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center at the Panama Canal offers an inside look into the canal's operation. The Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum and the Afro-Antillean Museum are among the best indoor Panama tourist attractions, offering cultural and historical insights. Shoppers can explore the Albrook Mall, the largest shopping center in Panama.
For immersive experiences, the best tours in Panama include an essential trip through the Panama Canal, an Embera Village cultural tour, a guided exploration of the historical Casco Viejo, a coffee tasting tour in the Highlands, and island-hopping in the San Blas archipelago. Enrich your exploration with audio tours that tell the stories behind each destination as you visit.
The most popular museums include the Biomuseo with its focus on Panama’s biodiversity, the Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum chronicling the canal's incredible story, and the Museum of Contemporary Art showcasing modern works. History buffs will appreciate the Colonial Religious Art Museum, and children will be entertained at the interactive Explora Science Center.
On rainy days, visitors can enjoy indoor audio tours at the Biomuseo, Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum, or the Afro-Antillean Museum. Other rainproof activities include chocolate factory tours, shopping excursions, and culinary tours that offer a taste of Panama's diverse cuisine — perfect for a day when the tropical weather turns wet.