Panama Travel Guides for Backpackers

An afternoon in Taboga Island

Taboga is a small island in Panamá Bay just 30 min by ferry from Panamá City. Is the perfect place to spend some hours or even a day or two. If you can choose, go during the week as it is so close to the city on weekends the island […]
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Playa Venao, Pedasí, Panamá

Panamá is known for Panama City being the most developed city in Central America or for the Caribbean islands visited by many tourists, but the beaches at the Pacific side of Panamá are worth a visit as much as the ones in the Caribbean side. Playa Venao is one of […]
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Las Perlas, Isla Contadora – Panama

The Pearl Islands (or in Spanish: Las Perlas) is an archipelago in the Pacific coast of Panama, around 48Km into the Gulf of Panama. Compose of more than 100 islands, but most of them are tiny and uninhabited, the most famous are: Isla Contadora, Saboga, Bayoneta, Pacheca, Mogo Mogo, GibraleĂłn, […]
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Top 4 Tours in Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro is an archipelago in the Caribbean side of Panama, almost in the border of Costa Rica. The main Island where most of the hotel, restaurants, and markets are doesn’t have a beach, but all the tours leave from the main island, Bocas Town. Besides visiting neighboring islands, […]
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San Blas Islands – How to get there and practical tips

If you are looking for a beautiful natural destination, with untouched nature, a unique local culture, and the Caribbean Sea as a bonus, this is the place for you. San Blas is an archipelago composed of over 360 small tropical islands in the Caribbean, and are the territory of Kuna […]
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Best Rooftops in Panama City

Panama City is a vibrant and exciting metropolis and can be difficult to choose between the variety of bar, parties, and restaurants especially if you don´t have time to go to all of them. Here I´m going to help you with the best rooftops in the capital of Panama, which […]
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Bocas Del Toro, Panama… A little Slice of Paradise

Although I had only four days to spend in this country, my experience in Bocas del Toro set Panama high on my list of favorite places I have visited! During my study abroad program in Costa Rica, a group of 35 of my fellow international students and I took a […]
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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica – Relax in this Caribbean Beach Paradise

Set in the Southeastern coast near the Panama border, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica. Lying along the tropical Carribean coast in Limon province, Puerto Viejo is known for its natural beauty, incredible beaches, relaxed atmosphere and lively nightlife. With […]
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Is a stopover in Panama City worth it?

If you ask someone from North or South America if they have been to Panama City, the most common answer is “Just the airport”. That’s because Panama has become the main hub between those two continents, and most flights that connect them stop in Panama City. The truth is Panama […]
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Bocas del Toro, Panamá. A great place to travel with friends

Travelling with friends is one of my favourite things to do in the world, especially when you’re not only going to a beautiful place but also a place where you can meet people, have fun and above everything, go to the most amazing parties ever. I think that a great […]
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Cartagena: sunset and night life

Cartagena de Indias is without a doubt one of the most visited destinations when it comes to travel to Colombia. It is a perfect mix of history and the development of modern cities, this combined with the friendliness of its people gives, as a result, an unforgettable experience. This magical city is located on […]
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Valencia: More than 7 places of interest

Valencia is one of the main cities of Venezuela. Among the attractions of this city it’s worth mentioning that it has an airport, small but functional, from which not only it’s possible to fly to virtually anywhere in the country (one of the most popular destinations Margarita Island), but also […]
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Best Things To Do in Panama City

Why Panama City? Panama has it all; the people – you are going to find tourists and residents from all over the world-, the food – the mixture of cultures creates a huge variety of gastronomic options -, the beaches, the old and the new, progress and culture; all in […]
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Panama: A Visit to Anton Valley

El Valle de Anton, also known as Anton Valley, is an active community and central gateway to many of the environmental features that Panama has to offer. Even more intriguing, is the fact that it is located in the crater of a volcano that erupted thousands of years ago. After seeing it repeatedly […]
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Reaching Tahiti after 7 days of sailing

MINI GUIDE TO TAHITI DURING JUNE AND JULY Being the first ´’bigger island’ to arrive to by sailors, Tahiti can be quite overwhelming after months of sailing around very isolated islands in the Pacific. It is the island that many sailors consider the end goal, the place where there are […]
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Surf Sri Lanka: Arugam Bay

Any Sri Lankan beach looks gorgeous, but they all have characteristic differences. So, a question to ask yourself before planning a beach trip in Sri Lanka would be, what would you like to experience? If you are looking for a new spot to surf at or if you are simply […]
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Mashpi Area of Conservation – Ecuador

What about to spend time in nature? eating fresh food? watching the unique birds species in the world? learn about the process of cacao into chocolate? spend time on a farm doing volunteer work? sharing and learning new things with the local community? or maybe just go to the must […]
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San Blas: The Caribbean Paradise in Panama

Paradise is the word that describes San Blas. An indigenous territory on the Caribbean coast of Panama, with its own laws and even own border control. Kunas, the local indigenous, are the bosses here, not the Panamanian government. The Kuna People More than 300 islands constitute the archipelago, but only […]
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A weekend in Sydney, Australia

Now I am all for a weekend away, (who isn’t right?) and if you find yourself wanting to immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of New South Wales, where better to go than Sydney? From Friday to Sunday, check out my jam-packed itinerary for the perfect Sydney escape! Friday; your […]
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Top 5 things to do in Panama City

Panama City When thinking about traveling to Central America, I cannot stress enough how much you should consider visiting Panama. It’s truly a beautiful country. Due to it being a part of the US in the early 20th century, they still use the American Dollar as currency, besides their own, […]
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Jazz, cigars and rock climbing: Welcome to Cuba

I can still hear myself shouting in the mexican streets of Merida: “We are going to Cuba!” My friend and I had booked a last minute flight, we were going to spend one week in Cuba only a few days later. My heart was beating way too fast. I actually […]
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Some basics before traveling to Medellin, Colombia

Colombia, a country to visit If you are reading this post, it's because you probably would like to visit Medellin, a city that has become very famous thanks to the (not so nice) series, that show the so horrible history we have passed through. Here I tell you about this […]
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Dublin, my life between a Guinness and Whisky

Every time I think about Dublin it makes me feel happy and excited. First things first. Before you arrive at your destination, you may want to plan ahead what are the places that you would like to visit, restaurants, bars, etc. Once we arrived in Ireland, we were picked up […]
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Panama: a journey through paradisiac beaches and historical heritage monuments.

Hello everybody,  This is the story of the 17 days trip of a surfer’s couple through Panama. Most of the time we spent at Santa Catalina, a small beach-side town on the Pacific coast of Veraguas, we also knew Panama City, the capital of the country, famous for its dense […]
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Panama: Discovering Bocas del Toro islands

  The incredibble views of Bocas del Toro Even when our time in Panama was short, we had enough time to discover some of the secrets around this paradisiac and beautiful place. Panama is a small country, so you can move from one place to another […]
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Panama: The little paradise

A country a full of surprises for all the tastes. Panama is a wonderful country full of contrasts they have an awesome gastronomy, and ideal landscapes, Panama have bout oceans and the city you can see part of them and feel the wonderful weather. About Panama Panama is a medium […]
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Panama City: Something old, something new

Cinco minutos! – says our local driver to us for the third times answering the ultimate question about when we leave, and he sit back again to his chair. In this moment we hopelessly realize that in this part of the world time goes by in a different way than […]
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Nicaragua: ¨De a Cachimba¨

Nicaragua ¨De a Cachimba¨ First things first. What is ¨De a cachimba¨? This a Nicaraguan expression to say something is awesome, and as you will read next, my experiences in this beautiful country has been  just that! I have travelled to Nicaragua two times, i have seen the biggest cities, […]
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Welcome to Colombia

The week ended very differently from how it started. It was our first ocean border crossing, paddling from Central America across to South America through the San Blas islands. [single_map_place] San Blas Islands [/single_map_place] Panama: San Blas Islands Picture a postcard of the beach: glistening white sand, glassy turquoise waters, […]
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