Events

Top Choice Festival in Las Tablas

Carnaval

Held over the four days preceding Ash Wednesday, Panama's best Carnaval celebration sees floats and musicians parading parallel streets at dusk, and fireworks at night. The queens appear on Saturday night and their …
Top Choice Art in Uvita

Envision Festival

Four days of spoken word, music, yoga, performance art, permaculture, dreadlocks and DJs happen in Uvita in late February for the 'Costa Rican Burning Man' festival. Attendees set up camp in a jungle setting near th…
Top Choice Cultural in Bluefields

Palo de Mayo

Nicaragua's best street party simmers along throughout May with a series of neighborhood parties and cultural events, but the highlights are the energetic Carnival on the last Saturday of the month and the closing T…
Top Choice Cultural in San Isidro de El General

Agricultural Festival

This fair is a chance for local farmers to strut their stuff – and that they do, by taking over the agricultural show grounds 4km south of the city with regional culinary delights. There are also bullfights (well, b…
Cultural in Panama City

Carnaval

Carnaval in Panama City is celebrated with merriment and wild abandon in the days preceding Ash Wednesday, between February and March. From Saturday until the following Tuesday, work is put away and masks, costumes …
Festival in Portobelo

Festival de Diablos y Congos

The most intriguing local tradition is Festival de Diablos y Congos, a festival of rebellion and ridicule that mocks the colonial Spaniards. During the festivity, participants assume the role of escaped slaves and t…
Sports in Tilarán

Vuelta al Lago Arenal

They say that it’s virtually impossible to circumnavigate the lake. But they have never participated in the Vuelta al Lago Arenal, an annual event in March, when some 4000 cyclists do just that. It takes two days – …
Festival in Portobelo

Festival de Cristo Negro

Every October 21, pilgrims from all over Panama arrive in Portobelo to partake in this festival, which honors a miracle-giving 1.5m-high statue of the Black Christ housed in the Iglesia de San Félipe. After the sun …
Fiesta in Guararé

Festival de la Mejorana

Dance groups from all over the country – and even from other Latin American countries – attend this important annual event in late September. Festivities include a colorful procession in which decorated floats parad…
Sports in Panama City

Ciclovia Cycling

Every week, the Cinta Costera, the main avenue that follows the city’s seafront, shuts for Ciclovia Panama, Cycle Sunday. Join the pedalling masses as they cycle, skate, jog and walk their dogs in this car-free zone…