London - Panama City
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With flights to over 150 destinations worldwide, Air Europa connects Panama with the world. Panama is known for its lush landscape, well-preserved colonial architecture and massive canal, which connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Book your flight from Panama with Air Europa today and immerse yourself in Panama’s natural splendour and vibrant culture.
Top Things to Do in Panama
- Spend a day exploring Casco Viejo, Panama City’s Old Town. Wander down the streets lined with colonial and art deco buildings. Catch a show at the Instituto Nacional de Cultural or the Teatro Nacional. Explore the Museo de Arte Religioso Colonial’s collections of wood carvings and paintings. Enjoy an evening stroll along the Esteban Huertas Promenade and browse the shops for local handicrafts and souvenirs.
- Explore Parque Nacional Soberanía. Grab your binoculars and head to the Pipeline Road, home to over 400 tropical bird species. After watching the white-tailed trogons and squirrel cuckoos, hike Camino de Cruces, a trail that dates back to the 16th century.
- Take the scenic route with a cruise down the Panama Canal. Marvel at the canal’s grand scale and see the locks and tugboats up close. Don’t forget to look back at Panama City’s beautiful skyline as you approach the Bridge of the Americas.
Weather in Panama
Panama enjoys a tropical climate with year-round warm temperatures. The rainy season runs from May through December, but Panama does experience frequent rainfall during the dry season, too. Bring a raincoat or umbrella! With highs averaging 90 ⁰F (32 ⁰C) and lows of 73 ⁰F (23 ⁰C), every day is a beach day!
Food and Drink in Panama
Panamanian cuisine incorporates influences from Europe, Africa and Central America. For breakfast, be sure to try “carimañolas”, which are meat and cheese pies made from mashed yuca. A popular dish is “ropa vieja”, which translates to “old clothes” and consists of braised beef and sofrito, a sauté of vegetables and spices, seasoned with cumin and oregano. For a truly Panamanian cocktail experience, try the Ron Ponche, which is similar to eggnog.
Festivals in Panama
Held during the four days before Ash Wednesday, Carnaval in Panama is full of colourful costumes, lively parades and festive music. Be prepared to get wet, as the parades are full of water trucks spraying revellers! If visiting in September, be sure to see the parades and traditional music of the Feria de la Mejorana, which is a celebration of Panama’s folklore history. During November, Panama enjoys the Fiestas Patrias, 5 holidays celebrating Panama’s independence throughout the month.
Fun Things to Do in Panama
Stop by the Miraflores Visitor Center to learn about the Panama Canal’s construction and watch smaller ships pass through the hundred-year-old locks. Spend a day at the beach. For the high-end crafts, head to the Balboa district and check out the shops in the Centro Municipal de Artesanias Panamenas.Experience the sights and flavours of Panama! Book your flight to Panama with Air Europa and get redeemable upgrades and special perks when you join our Air Europa Suma loyalty programme.