Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Umbria Writers Needed
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 16, 15 at 03:13 PM
  • Writers Need for New Zealand Guide
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 15, 15 at 03:11 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Where to eat in Costa Rica
  2. 2 Savegre Hotel
  3. 3 Day pass at Arenal Observatory Lodge
  4. 4 Camera & Accessories
  5. 5 Central America Safety?! Any suggestions will help.
  6. 6 Will anyone be in Oaxaca, 9/21-10/10?
  7. 7 Trip Report Costa Rica
  8. 8 TranquilSeas Roatan - feedback or suggestions?
  9. 9 Help needed - Riviera Maya or Puerto Plata in Feb
  10. 10 Westjet flights to Merida
  11. 11 Trip Report Land Border & Monterrey to Mexican Language School & Side Trips
  12. 12 Cancun beaches coated with thick seaweed
  13. 13 Riviera Maya seaweed problem....
  14. 14 Safety for swimming in ocean
  15. 15 Wedding catering in San Miguel de Allende
  16. 16 Trip Report Five Nights in Mexico City: A July Travel Fix
  17. 17 Belize - Where to Go?
  18. 18 Trip Report Belize Trip Report - Lamanai Outpost Lodge and Tranquility Bay Resort
  19. 19 Best rain forest guide and Tour companies for Rafting and Canopy in Arenal
  20. 20 Wildlife in Belize
  21. 21 Arenal Observatory Lodge?
  22. 22 Costa Rica or Belize with kids in late August/early September?
  23. 23 Marquis Resort the Corridor Baja
  24. 24 Nicaraguan Beaches
  25. 25 Nicaragua money questions
View next 25 » Back to the top

Great family Vacattion

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.

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement