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Best Beach Destinations in Panama

With two coastlines that stretch on for hundreds of miles and more than a thousand offshore islands nearby, it is easy to see why Panama is a popular destination for vacationers seeking a memorable beach getaway.

The best beach destinations in Panama will offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy rest and relaxation, romantic walks, surfing, snorkeling, fishing, boat rides, and so much more. Here are some of the locations you should visit on your next trip to Panama.

Best Beach Destinations in Panama“Beach Area”

Cocle Province may be the official name of this section of Panama, but it’s often referred to as “Beach Area.” It earned this nickname by being home to several of the country’s top beaches, including Santa Clara, Farallon, and Rio Hato.

Beach Area tours provide an excellent sampling of the best that Panama has to offer. In addition to world-class beaches, you’ll also find mountains, trails, secluded waterfalls, and cultural activities that provide a glimpse into the country’s ancient origins.

Guna Yala

Panama Beach DestinationsGuna Yala is a long, narrow section of Panama that includes the Archipiélago de San Blás, an impressive collection of small islands. Located in remote northeastern Panama, this archipelago has many awe-inspiring beaches that allow visitors to truly “get away from it all.”

Guna Yala tours are all about the simple pleasures of kicking back on beautiful beaches, snorkeling in clear waters, or exploring the local villages where indigenous people enjoy a different way of life.

Bocas del Toro

Panama’s “Caribbean West” area features gorgeous islands, brilliant blue seas, pristine white sandy beaches. For visitors, it’s like stepping right into a postcard.

Bocas del Toro tours are often designed around maximizing beach time. Surfing, diving, scuba, and snorkeling are all popular adventures on and around the coast. Explore further with a fishing adventure, a sailboat rental, or a trip into one of the native villages open to vacationers.

Choose Your Beach Adventure

These are just a handful of the best beach destinations in Panama. If you’ve had a memorable experience at these or other Panamanian beaches, leave a comment to share your story!

If you are ready to plan a new beach vacation, contact Adventures Panama to learn more about all the amazing opportunities available year round!