Panama is an Avant Grade traveler’s destination; there is something in this part of the world that pleases every traveler. The country is famous for its impressive engineering feat, the Panama Canal! It would not be wrong to say that Panama is an ideal destination for all the thrill-seekers as it offers an array of adventurous quests such as rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, and birding tours.
The most exciting tangible feature of the country is its rich biodiversity. Panama has a biodiversity that is about three times higher than the collective of the United States, Europe, and Canada. There are various wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, and forest reserves that call for a wild trip!
The pictures of the country showcasing the exotic flora and fauna, and opulent natural scenery can easily inspire you to plan a trip. And, if you’re all set to kick-off the sojourn, here are a few things you need to know before visiting Panama.
The Best Time To Go
The country experiences a consistent temperature all year round with temperature ranging from 29o C to 30o C during daytime and 21o C at the night. The nights are much cooler than the days.
The rainy season lasts from May to November and it rains only in the late afternoon or at night so if you’re planning to go in a rainy season you can still enjoy mornings and afternoons. One pro-tip if you’ll visit during the rainy season is that avoid hitting to the highlands. The best time depends on what you would like to see and explore in the country but generally, the peak travel season is from December to January.
What To Pack
The country is generally hot especially during the daytime so we would suggest you carry light and comfortable clothes. If you’re planning to do hiking or relish walking tours carry a good pair of durable sandals.
Also, if the rainy season is your preference then we would advise you to carry a raincoat along with you. Besides, this we have made a checklist for you that covers all the essential things you need to pack.
Toiletries such as shampoo, dry shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, and shower gel.
Clothes- For Men: 5 t-shirts, 2 pairs of jeans and one alternate cotton pants, 1 flip-flop, and a pair of good quality sandals.
For Women: swimsuit, shorts, t-shirts, maxi dresses, flip-flops, pair of sandals.
Small Medical Kit
Accessories: camera and portable charger.
Getting Around The Country
The country is very easy to get around and among all the modes available buses are the most convenient and cheapest mode of transportation and connect you to the remote parts of the country. You can book your bus tickets online.
Taxis and cabs are also affordable in the country obviously not like the buses but you are always free to bargain a little so that you can reduce the fare. Don’t get cabs near airports or hotels as it would be hard to negotiate.
Tap Water Is Generally Safe
We would prefer you to drink tap water as its safe throughout the country. However, if you’re visiting certain remote areas the safety can be slightly questionable. So, you can carry water filters instead of buying water bottles each time.
If you belong to America, Canada, or Britain you don’t require a visa all you need to have is a tourist card that will cost you 20 dollars per person and you can enter the country. USD is widely accepted throughout the country but still, carry the local currency if you have added some remote areas to your itinerary.