Being tropical all year round, Panama has become destinations for many people who want to enjoy an attractive nature on sunny days. It is a host for many fascinating cities that worth a getaway. Being a gringo in Panama perhaps knows little about this country. Here, some amazing cities that you need to stop by.
As a capital city of Cocle Province, Penonome is famous for its picturesque small village called El Valle de Anton. This old village is surrounded by ancient volcanic caldera and makes it the oldest volcanic site occupied by people. The locals use a bicycle for transportation and like to hike and swim. Nature becomes the main attraction of this village where there is an orchid conservatory with thousands of plant species or an amphibian rescue station with hundreds of species. Otherwise, go to the closest forest to know about interesting bird species or just stroll around El Valle valleys to admire a striking set of waterfalls and if lucky meet the rare golden frogs.
Another amazing city is David which happens to be the capital city of Chiriqui Province. This city has some wonderful attractions such as Volcan Baru, the highest peak in Panama. It is a perfect location to enjoy sunrise and sunset as you can see amazing views of CostaRica and both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. There is also Gulf lies along the Pacific coastline where its marine parks become home to of hectares coral reefs. There also lies Coiba National Park where you can spot humpback whale from May to November.
Santiago, the capital city of Veraguas Province is where a tranquil fishing village called Santa Catalina is located. However, this what makes gringos adore this place the most. It is not only home to fantastic beaches but also famous surfing and diving locations. This place is a dream for many surfers because it has the most impressive waves in Panama. Besides well known for its snorkeling and diving spots, Santiago also has nice white sand beaches where you can see fishermen pull up their boats and unload their catch before going back to Choiba. Not to mention idyllic landscapes and warm locals or a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy horseback riding.
As the largest city and provincial capital, it offers many interesting places when you want to enjoy modernity. Lavish bola gelinding resorts, shopping malls, and flashy skyscrapers can be easily found here. Although people may like to use a taxi to go somewhere, it’s worth walking on cobblestone streets and enjoying colonial buildings and historic sections, Casco Viejo in the middle of a modern city. Admiring the contrasting view of modern and colonial buildings can be done conveniently as the city is friendly for pedestrians.