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  • Panama's Top 12 Experiences

    From jungle adventures to bicoastal diving, Panama offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 18, 2015 at 11:15:00 AM EDT in Photos, Trip Ideas Tagged: Trip Ideas,
  • 11 Cyber Monday Travel Deals at Beach Hotels

    Here are 11 reasons to sit at your computer on Cyber Monday and click away in pursuit of your next beach vacation, with hotel specials from Del Mar, California, to the Dominican Republic, and beyond.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on November 25, 2013 at 11:18:05 AM EST in Deals, Trip Ideas
  • Ace Hotel to Open in Panama this Fall

    Ace Hotels are bringing their signature brand of hip, clubhouse-style hotels even further afield this fall. It was announced yesterday that they'll open in Panama in 2013.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on August 15, 2013 at 1:57:28 PM EDT in News, Hotels
  • Cruising the Panama Canal with Holland America

    Want to know a cruising secret? Save money on some top itineraries on a repositioning cruise. We're just back from a fantastic sailing through the Panama Canal, and we paid budget-crunching prices for it.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on May 28, 2013 at 8:57:40 AM EDT in Cruises
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotel Opens in Panama

    Wild and rugged Panama just welcomed their very own plush Waldorf Astoria hotel, the first for the hotel group in Latin America, complete with four restaurants, a swanky spa, and high-tech amenities.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on April 01, 2013 at 8:58:28 AM EDT in News, Hotels
  • 5 Must-Do Activities in Panama

    You've heard everyone tell you by now that Panama is the place to go next—1,800 miles of combined coastline, lush national parks, great food. Just be sure to hit these 5 spots on your trip.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on March 07, 2013 at 8:57:44 AM EST in Trip Ideas
  • A Beach Getaway Within Panama City

    Panama City's got a bit of everything—history mixed with the new and modern, a low-key but still metropolitan vibe. And with two new resorts on Playa Bonita, it's got a beach within a stone's throw.

    Posted by Eric Wechter on January 24, 2013 at 5:24:17 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Where to Go this Summer

    Summer trips are nothing if not brag-worthy—and hitting the same place every year isn't cutting it. From Philly to Sicily, our top picks have tons going on this summer from festivals to great new eats to off-season deals.

    Posted by Blane Bachelor on June 18, 2012 at 4:25:01 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Today's Top Headlines: May 14, 2012

    From stranded fisherman to a newly free student in England, and from a map of places we hit most to the No Fly toddler, here are the headlines we're poring over now.

    Posted by Nicole Campoy on May 14, 2012 at 11:53:51 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • New Boutique Hotel in Panama City

    Panama, one of our 21 Places to Go in 2012, is busy building a number of new hotel additions. The latest is a fresh boutique in Panama City’s revitalized Casco Viejo (Old City). The UNESCO neighborhood is becoming a hot spot for art galleries, buzzy restaurants, tucked-away bars, and boho-chic hotels such as the new Tántalo Hotel.

    Posted by Stephanie Johnnidis on March 22, 2012 at 5:28:13 PM EDT in Hotels, News, Trip Ideas
  • Top New Cruises We're Most Excited About

    The new year brings a slew of new cruises to suit every travelers' taste, from family-oriented, ten-day trips to the Caribbean, to luxury, round-the-world sailings that stop in dozens of exotic ports. We've been flooded with news from every cruise line about their 2013 voyages, and have identified our favorites to give you the scoop on the best of what's offered.

    Posted by Rachel Klein on January 13, 2012 at 1:00:00 PM EST in Cruises
  • Don’t worry about exchanging U.S. dollars in Panama

    The dollar is the de facto currency; the Panamanians refer to it as the balboa, named for explorer Vasco Nuñez de Balboa who "discovered" the Pacific Ocean and claimed it for Spain.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 31, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Cruise FAQ: Choose Your Perfect Cruise in Four Easy Steps

    No matter what your interests might be, and no matter who you are, somewhere in the Caribbean there's a perfect cruise you . So how can you find that proverbial needle in a haystack? And better yet, how can you find it quickly? Give some structure to your planning process by following these four steps.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on February 24, 2010 at 12:59:09 PM EST in Cruises