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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Panama

Balboa Artisans Market

You won’t find a Panama Hat in Panama - they’re made in Ecuador - but head to the Balboa Artisans Market to find a variety of native Panamanian handicrafts.

Tags: art | things to do | traditional | crafts

Embera Indian Village Tour

Indulge in native foods, watch a tribal dance, purchase locally-made crafts, and ride a dugout canoe through dense jungle at this village in Chagres National Park. Aventuras Panama runs tours.

Aventuras Panama, Chagres National Park, 011-507-260-0044,
Tags: things to do | culture | wildlife | crafts | national park

Gamboa Aerial Tram

Glide across almost 4,000-feet of the jungle canopy, one of the least studied parts of the rainforest, to spot plants, bird life, and animals that you won’t see on the forest floor.

Gamboa Rainforest Resort, 011-507-314-9000,
Tags: family | smart splurge | views | things to do | wildlife


Remember your trip with recreations of huacas, gold relics found at Pre-Colombian burial sites, and other ancient designs from the famous Reprosa jewelry store in Panama City.

corner of Samuel Lewis Ave. and 54th St., 011-507-269-0457,
Tags: smart splurge | things to do | traditional

Miraflores Locks

As many as 14,000 ships pass annually under the watchful eye of the tourist platform and visitors center on the southern end of the Panama Canal.

, 011-507-276-8325,
Tags: views | things to do | architecture | history


The party in Panama City doesn’t stop until the sun comes up. Revelers gather in historic Casco Viejo and high-end Amador Causeway, a string of Panama Bay islands with ocean and city views.

Tags: nightlife | trendy | things to do

Panama Viejo

Old Panama City, the Pacific’s first European settlement, reveals itself through colonial cathedrals, dungeons, plazas, and a fort. Tattered ruins are the result of battles with English pirate Henry Morgan.

Eastern edge of the city, 011-507-226-8915,
Tags: things to do | architecture | history

Portobello Forts

Much of the Spanish-raided, Inca gold from South America passed through these four forts, now ruins and UNESCO world heritage sites. They were the target of repeated pirate attacks from Sir Francis Drake and Henry Morgan.

Colón province,
Tags: things to do | architecture | history

Soberanía National Park

The birdwatchers paradise of Soberanía encompasses 55,000 acres of rainforest alongside the canal. It’s also known for its eco-resorts, waterfalls, and the historic Camino de Cruces hiking trail.

Tags: family | hiking | eco-friendly | things to do | outdoors | wildlife | national park | rainforest

Summit Botanical Gardens and Zoo

The country’s most important garden and zoo is home to more than 15,000 species of plants and animals, plus a world renowned Harpy Eagle breeding program.

, 011-507-232-4854
Tags: family | things to do | wildlife | zoo

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