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Holidays in Panama

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Panama Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Panama hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Panama trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Panama

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Principe Hotel and Suites
Principe Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
Via Argentina, Panama City, Panama
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$87 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.
4.2/5Very Good! (413 reviews)

"Centrico y atentos. El acceso es muy bueno y el rest de sushi"…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2020

Principe Hotel and Suites
Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown
Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia, between, Vía España and Calle 52 Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
Good location

"Hotel is a little worn but walking distance to restaurants. Has coin laundry on pool level which is great for multiweek travelers. Would.stay again."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown
Hilton Panama
Hilton Panama
5 out of 5
Balboa Ave. and Aquilino De La Guardia, Panama City, Panama
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$172 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
4.4/5Excellent! (603 reviews)

"Great location and very clean. Confusing elevator system. Expensive drinks."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Hilton Panama

Top activities in Panama

Panama Canal Transit Tour
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Panama Canal Transit Tour

AU$352
Per adult
Panama Canal & City Full-Day Tour
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Panama Canal & City Full-Day Tour

AU$158
Per adult
Panama City's top ranked CITY TOUR
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Panama City's top ranked CITY TOUR

AU$140
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend

Panama Holiday

Discover charming colonial architecture, fascinating wildlife, breathtaking scenery and a world-renowned canal at the crossroads between Central and South America. Home to an internationally famous canal, Panama is also a destination of incomparable natural beauty. Explore forest-clad mountains, relax on blissful tropical islands and spot wildlife on this narrow strip of land, fringed by Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Panama connects Central America with South America and was colonized by the Spanish in the 1500s. Today, Panama is home to diverse cultural groups.

Panama’s capital, Panama City, lies at the centre of the country. This intriguing city blends sleepy colonial districts with street markets, a fast-paced financial centre and an exciting nightlife. Panama City is a great base for visiting the country’s major attractions. Join a boat cruise along the Panama Canal, a fascinating feat of engineering that stretches for 48 miles (77 kilometres) from Panama City to Colón.

A varied landscape of rainforests, volcanos, mountains and wildlife reserves surround Panama City. Follow walking trails to spot tropical birds and monkeys in Soberanía National Park. Learn about native flora and fauna at Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Ride on horseback to the summit of Volcan Baru National Park, in the picturesque Chiriquí Province. Visit the Emberá and Wounaan communities in Darién National Park, a wilderness of beaches, jungles and mangrove swamps.

Go to the Caribbean coast to experience a culture influenced by Barbadians and Jamaicans. Unwind on white-sand beaches and snorkel at the idyllic islands of Bocas del Toro. Wander around the colonial ruins of Portobelo, the gateway to Isla Grande. Take a boat trip to the San Blas Islands, home to the Kuna people.

Panama’s beach life extends to the Pacific coast, too. Check out the resorts in Playa Coronado, join the carnival in Las Tablas or hit the surf breaks in Pedasi. Visit secluded islands such as Contadora and Taboga. Swim with multicolored marine life in the crystal-clear waters of Isla de Coiba.

Economic growth and a currency tied to the U.S. dollar make Panama one of Central America’s more expensive destinations. Enjoy consistently warm temperatures, history and gorgeous scenery in Panama.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Panama?
A: While there are several possibilities, you’re most likely to fly in to one of these two top international terminals in Panama:
  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.): 5,337 international flights per month.
  • David (DAV-Enrique Malek Intl.): 13 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Panama?
A: Many visitors like to spend their getaways in hotels. Some are fond of the amenities and services of hostels or bed & breakfasts, while others choose to book apartments. Whatever you’re chasing, Panama has options for all budgets.
Q: What does a Panama holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Car and flight. Flight and hotel. Hotel and car. Flight, hotel and car. You get the gist. You can book as much or as little as you like, all in one place. To get as much as you can out of your Panama holiday, have a look at our experiences and activities while you’re at it.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Panama?
A: You’ll be rewarded handsomely when you lock in a Panama holiday package with a little help from Expedia. Bundle your Flights, Hotels and Experiences and enjoy great discounts, like up to 42% off selected properties. You’ll soon be looking at your dream holiday at a price that’ll pleasantly surprise you.
Q: What are the best things to do in Panama?
A: When you’re staying in San Miguelito, don’t miss the chance to check out Metromall Panama. If David is your chosen destination, check out Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Park. Lastly, Gatun Locks is one attraction that’s high on the must-do list of many holiday makers in Colon.