Panama is a great country to visit: This country has more to offer than just its hats (which have their origin in Ecuador by the way )! Going from the south of Panama to the north there are even several kinds of different climate regions… From sandy beaches to villages in the cloudy mountains there is lots to see.
This backpacking itinerary combines beautiful beaches with adventure in natural reserves. Within two weeks, you will explore many parts of Panama, go scuba diving in Santa Catalina (or Surfing), Rafting in Boquete and have some relaxing time at Panamas beaches in Bocas del Toro and San Blas.
How much time do I need to see all this during the trip?
17 days or longer if you prefer. Just spend some more time at the places you like. Or swap some things with suggestions noted in each post.
How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Panama?
1200 PAB (1,200.00 USD) to 1500 PAB (1,500.00 USD) per person (travelling as a couple – a solo travelling person might have to spend a bit more) including accomondation, transfer, food and some tours.
When to go? What is the best time to travel to Panama?
Usually the best time to travel to Panama is from November-May. Be careful if you plan to visit Panama during the Hurricane-season.
Check out this best-travelseason-tool for more info.
Highlights – What will I get so see during the trip?
You can either use the links in this summary here to get some detailed information about each place, or the floating bar at the bottom of the page to navigate through each day.
|Day 1||Panama City El Valle de Anton |
|Day 2||El Valle de Anton |
Hiking at the Chorro Las Mozas and India Dormida, Swimming at the Waterfalls
|Day 3||El Valle de Anton Sona Santa Catalina |
Ride to Santa Catalina, Swimming & Relaxing at the beach
|Day 4||Santa Catalina Isla Coiba |
Scuba diving at the divespots "Iglesias", "Frijoles" and "Mali Mali" at the nature reserve Isla Coiba
|Day 5||Santa Catalina David Boquete |
Ride to Boquete
|Day 6||Boquete |
Hiking the "Sendero de los Quezales", Visiting the "Expo Orchideas"
|Day 7||Boquete |
Whitewater rafting trip
|Day 8||Boquete |
Riding with quads to a nearby coffeeplantation
|Day 9||Boquete Bocas del Toro |
Ride to Bocas del Toro
|Day 10||Bocas del Toro |
Scuba diving at the divespots "Hospital Point" and "Pandora"
|Day 11||Bocas del Toro |
Scuba diving at the divespots "Casa Verde" and "Lunchbox"
|Day 12||Bocas del Toro |
Swimming, deepboarding and snorkeling at the nature reserve Isla Zapatilla
|Day 13||Bocas del Toro Panama City |
Flight to Panama City, Visiting the old town "Casco Viejo"
|Day 14||Panama City San Blas/Kuna Yala |
Ride to San Blas/Kuna Yala, Swimming and snorkeling at some of the countless islands
|Day 15||San Blas/Kuna Yala |
Swimming and snorkeling at some of the countless islands
|Day 16||San Blas/Kuna Yala |
Relaxing at the beach, Ride to Panama City
|Day 17||San Blas/Kuna Yala Panama City |
Visiting the old town "Panama Viejo", Leaving Country
|Day||Accommodation||Food||Activities & Misc||Transport|
|Day 1||17 PAB (17.00 USD)||2 PAB (2.00 USD)||23 PAB (23.00 USD)|
|Day 2||17 PAB (17.00 USD)||8 PAB (8.00 USD)||4 PAB (4.00 USD)|
|Day 3||25 PAB (25.00 USD)||10 PAB (10.00 USD)||7 PAB (7.00 USD)|
|Day 4||25 PAB (25.00 USD)||12 PAB (12.00 USD)||180 PAB (180.00 USD)|
|Day 5||26 PAB (26.00 USD)||10 PAB (10.00 USD)||35 PAB (35.00 USD)|
|Day 6||26 PAB (26.00 USD)||12 PAB (12.00 USD)||2 PAB (2.00 USD)||8 PAB (8.00 USD)|
|Day 7||26 PAB (26.00 USD)||12 PAB (12.00 USD)||65 PAB (65.00 USD)|
|Day 8||26 PAB (26.00 USD)||12 PAB (12.00 USD)||65 PAB (65.00 USD)|
|Day 9||22 PAB (22.00 USD)||11 PAB (11.00 USD)||30 PAB (30.00 USD)|
|Day 10||22 PAB (22.00 USD)||12 PAB (12.00 USD)||60 PAB (60.00 USD)|
|Day 11||22 PAB (22.00 USD)||13 PAB (13.00 USD)||120 PAB (120.00 USD)|
|Day 12||22 PAB (22.00 USD)||10 PAB (10.00 USD)||25 PAB (25.00 USD)|
|Day 13||12 PAB (12.00 USD)||8 PAB (8.00 USD)||124 PAB (124.00 USD)|
|Day 14||4 PAB (4.00 USD)||290 PAB (290.00 USD)|
|Day 15||4 PAB (4.00 USD)|
|Day 16||30 PAB (30.00 USD)|
|Day 17||4 PAB (4.00 USD)||10 PAB (10.00 USD)||5 PAB (5.00 USD)|
|Sum||318 PAB (318.00 USD)||135 PAB (135.00 USD)||821 PAB (821.00 USD)||222 PAB (222.00 USD)|
|Total||1496 PAB (1,496.00 USD)|