Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Mexico in March - questions
  2. 2 Cabo, Playa, or PV?
  3. 3 Private Fishing/Snorkeling boat in Playa del Carmen
  4. 4 Xcaret worth it or not?
  5. 5 Merida in March
  6. 6 Questions concerning our 6 day stay in Mexico City
  7. 7 Spanish speaking city to spend August 2017?
  8. 8 Nicaragua - dividing time between Leon and Granada
  9. 9 Trip Report Adventures in Portobelo, Panama
  10. 10 Costa Rica With Kids-Recommendations Requested
  11. 11 travel in Yucatan
  12. 12 Driving through Mexico to Belize
  13. 13 Police Harassment in Cancun
  14. 14 Gay Places in San Pedro Belize
  15. 15 AI Child-Friendly Tulum Vicinity (30+ mi)
  16. 16 Which beach location (w/ small kids)?
  17. 17 Costa Rica in summer (end July/early August) with kids
  18. 18 What is the best place to visit in Costa Rica for 18 year olds?
  19. 19 Insect Repellent, Sunscreen in Belize?
  20. 20 Trip Report Muyil Ruins and Sian Ka'an Biosphere, Meixco
  21. 21 Brunch / Lunch for 8 with fix price?
  22. 22 Trip Report Another Yucatan trip report
  23. 23 Trip Report Trip Report - Yucatan
  24. 24 Cabo San Lucas weather in November
  25. 25 Trip Report Chichen Itza - Yucatan, Mexico
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Great Family Vacattion in Panama

Jump to last reply

We just came back from a couple of weeks in Panama. It was way more than what we expected.
We visited four areas of Panama, (two weeks was not enough time).

Panama City:
Lodging: We stayed at the Gamboa Rainforest resort.
Service was average but the kids love the place: big swimming pool and the surroundings are gorgeous.

Activities:
In this area we used the services of the Gamboa Resort and of a local tour Company Sendero Panama.

Gamboa Aerial tram: we didnt see much but still, the views from the top of the tower is fantastic. Long walk to the top, not recommended for elder people.

Gamboa Night tour: this was fun, we saw capibaras (large rodent), crocodiles and some night birds.

Sendero Panama Visit to Embera tribe: amazing experience, the village, the people, teh waterfall, see my kids interact and play with the embera kids; priceless.

Sendero Panama Wildside of Panama Canal: a eye opening experience for my family, in this day we learn so much about the Panama Canal, how it works, and the nature part of it. Did´nt expect to see so much wildlife in the canal. Monkeys, crocodiles, toucans, sloths and a ton of birds. We also visited the Canal locks visitor center and saw the transit of ships trought the locks; a nice add to that day.

Sendero Panama Bike ride in San Lorenzo: This day also included a train ride from Panama to Colon, and riding mountain bikes under the canopy of a beautiful forest with the sounds of monkeys and birds, just beautiful. Also visited the ruins of a Spanish fort and learn about the colonial history of Panama.

Azuero Peninsula: We stayed with friends there and just explored around, beautiful land and beautiful people.

Boquete: We stayed at Panamonte hotel. Just georgeus place, friendly staff and amazing food.

Boquete Tree Trek Zip Line: Fun and safe. Plus we saw a Quetzal.

Panama Rafter river rafting: Amazing white water rafting,my kids love every second of it.

Sendero Panama Nature Walk in Boquete: We walked a trail that ended in a waterfall. saw a Quetzal and many other birds.

Bocas del Toro: We stayed at Playa Tortuga hotel. service was regular but it was kid friendly and had a swimming pool for the kids.

Sendero Panama Bastimentos National Park: This day we visited a Ngobe tribe were we walked a nature trail, found colorful poison frogs and more monkeys. The rest of the day we did snorkeing in different areas, mangroves, coral reef.

Bastimentos Red Frof beach: this day we did it on our own, just a relaxing day in a beautiful beach. It did rain, so make sure to have your raincoats.

Advertisement