Our vagabonding world travel vlog continues with some Panama City day trips in beautiful Panama. We hope our retirement travel ideas inspire you on what to do in retirement. You may even be considering retiring in Panama. Today, we take you on two different day trips in the area. The first was an ocean-to-ocean Panama Canal and jungle tour, where we learned much about the country’s history and incredible biodiversity. The second day trip was on a catamaran to Taboga Island, 12 miles from the coast, for some ocean swimming fun.
Best Panama City Day Trips
Panama City, Panama, serves as an ideal gateway to many captivating day trips. They showcase the country’s amazing landscapes, history, and culture. The world-renowned Panama Canal is a must-visit destination. Visitors can witness the engineering marvel firsthand at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center. Here you can see panoramic views of ships navigating this iconic waterway. For nature enthusiasts, there is a day trip to the lush rainforests of Soberanía National Park. It provides opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, and exploring the incredible biodiversity of Central America. Additionally, the nearby Gamboa Rainforest Resort offers experiences like aerial tram rides and boat tours along the Chagres River, immersing travelers in the pristine beauty and wildlife of the region.
History buffs will delight in visiting the UNESCO-listed Casco Viejo. Panama City has historic districts, colonial architecture, charming plazas, and cultural landmarks. Whether you’re intrigued by the Panama Canal’s engineering marvels, eager to explore lush rainforests, or captivated by colonial history, Panama City is an ideal base for discovering the diverse treasures that await within a day’s journey, ensuring a memorable and enriching experience for every traveler.
Other Retirement Travelers Videos
In addition to the great Panama City day trips we took to Taboga Island and the Panama Canal. We also visited Boquete to discover more about expat life in Panama. This is a town up in the mountains that attracts many American expats and we wanted to see so many people liked it. Check out our video of our visit to Boquete as we went e-bike riding, went to a coffee plantation and had some great meals in town.