From rooftop bars with ocean views and gentle breezes to the freshest ceviche you will ever taste, the culinary delights of Panama City are many. Relax with a home-brewed beer or indulge in any of the extensive collection of ice cream flavors offered by friendly vendors.
Casco Viejo is one of the most visually distinctive spots in the city. Back when the world-famous canal was built in 1904, it represented the full extent of the city. Since then it has become a stately suburb, defined by red bricked roads and classy cervecerias like La Rana Dorada, which produces home-brewed beers. Cool down with an ice cream from Palettamerica.
Mercado de Mariscos is teeming with the freshest catches and great seafood restaurants. Try the traditional ceviche for as little as a couple of dollars, or dig into any number of fish dishes, accompanied by fries and decadent cocktails.
The city is home to the highest rooftop bar in Latin America but there are many of them in the city. Try the traditional cuisine at Central Gastrbar, which is also renowned for its gin and tonics. Or laze with a cocktail on the sunbeds at Lazotea in the Casco Viejo. Atop a stunning colonial mansion, Casa Casco overlooks the ocean and the famous Plaza Tomas Herrera.
On the doorstep of Panama City Beach Spring Break hotels, 27 miles of brilliant white beaches beckon. A launchpad for all manner of water sports, there are plenty of land based activities to keep you and your friends active all day. Just remember your sunscreen.
When you visit Panama City, a boat trip on the Panama Canal is a must. Saving about 9,000 miles off the trip around South America, this masterpiece of engineering is just as impressive one hundred years later. Full and half day tours take you on a guided voyage past the most interesting landmarks and ocean vistas. Be sure to bring your camera phone, since you will want to brag on Instagram.
Located close to Panama City Beach Spring Break hotels lies the picturesque Parque Nacional Soberania. Woven with walking trails, this verdant rainforest is inhabited by delightfully exotic species. Bright beaked toucans flutter in the trees. Butterflies dance in the dappled sunshine. Iguanas and sloths hang out in lofty perches. Anteaters, jaguars and many other species can be spotted.
The San Blas islands (also known as the Comarca de Kuna Yala) to the northeast of the city are a haven of white sand shaded by whispering palms. Take a guided tour to learn more about the indigenous Kuna people, or simply grab your snorkel and dive into the perfection of San Blas. Read a book on the beach and cool off with a swim in the ocean.
With more than 320 days of sunshine a year you are unlikely to have bad weather on your Spring Break in Panama City Beach. Still, there is plenty to entertain you on those rare occasions when the weather turns. Here are some of the most entertaining rainy day activities in Panama City Beach.
Feast your eyes on one of the best collections of Panamanian art in the world. Changing temporary exhibitions display works by relevant national and international masters. Check out the impressive collection of paper-based works by Latin American artists.
Pore over the religious treasures housed in the Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo. Many of the colonial art objects in the collection date back to the 16th century, a tumultuous time for the Catholic church. Marvel at the centuries-old Arco Chato at the entrance.
The French canal company was once headquartered within this stately building. The museum charts the history of the world-famous waterway.