The highland rainforests are the heart of Chiriquí Province – from the rugged mountains of Parque Internacional La Amistad to the misty hills of Boquete, this is the only spot in Panama where you might need a sweater. While Panamanians relish the chill, you’ll appreciate locals’ laid-back hospitality and the astounding natural beauty throughout the region.
From San José, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City.
Politically stable, economically flourishing and environmentally aware, Costa Rica and Panama are arguably two of Central America's greatest success stories.