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.