Quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations in Latin America, Panama offers pristine rainforests, the buzz and sophistication of Panama City, superb cuisine, secluded coral atolls, volcanoes, coffee estates, indigenous communities and one of the greatest engineering feats in the world, the Panama Canal. Located at the crossroads of North and South America and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Panama is full of fascinating places to visit and explore. This truly magical, diverse country is a nature lover’s dream, offering adventure and excitement at every turn including white-water rafting, scuba diving, bird watching and jungle hiking.

Engaging in Panama’s history is undoubtedly fascinating but the visitor will also be intrigued to discover undisturbed pristine rainforests, traditional Indian villages, fine coffee plantations, quaint colonial towns, cool highlands, tumbling waterfalls, varied birdlife, beautiful undeveloped beaches and exquisite Caribbean islands with their own fascinating traditions, providing unique getaways unlike any other in the world. These natural assets, combined with a mix of Spanish, Afro-Caribbean, American and indigenous cultures, make Panama a truly enthralling destination.

Panama is most famous for its canal, one of the great engineering feats of the 20th century. Less well-known is the fact that the country is host to some magnificent natural scenery, including some of the most pristine areas of rainforest in the world.

The country is home to a diverse wildlife population, with over 940 recorded endemic bird species and 125 animal species found nowhere else on the planet.

Andara Travel’s highlights for Panama include:

• Explore the Parqu Nacional Volcán Barú to trek along Panama’s only volcano, with impressive scenic views, and several charming colonial towns embedded in its boarders.

• Stay in Panama City for a chance to see brilliant live Latin jazz bands in this cultural and architecturally diverse city.

• Head to the San Blas for an authentic tropical paradise, where you can sail from atoll to atoll visiting Kuna Indian settlements, or simply relax on the beach.