Boquete is no longer off the beaten path, but its a wonderful town w/ lots of off the beaten path things to do. I suggest that you contact Armando at Ecotour Guides. He knows the whole region and can help you get to some amazing places you would not do on your own. over 6 years ago
1. Pedasí : totally pristine beaches, lots of places to stay, dive & snorkel operator, isla iguana, about 30 min by boat, great dives. Etc.
2. Playa Blanca, all inclusive prices are affordable, many apartments for rent all along the coast, super ocean swimming. Warm water.
3. El Valle de Anton - super village in the mountains . All kinds of accompany from B&B to boutique hotels. Organic foods, market etc also zip line and hike a short distance away. Nice small zoo and local indigenous orchid conservation, forest and frogs conservation.
4. Coronado bay beach front rental property, great beach
Restaurants, golf, equestrian clip, shopping etc.
5. Gorgona beach - one of the best.
6. Gatun Lake, Smithsonian research institute, snake zoo,
7. Stay at country Inns & Suites, Amador. View ships transiting the Panama Canal 24/7, super long walk along the causeway, bike rentals too, great restaurants, the new Bio museum opening soon, convention center. Take boats to nearby Pearl Islands,
8. Cab ride to old town with superb restaurants and entertainment as well as old cathedral. Etc
And there is lots more ... Like bird watching etc etc
Also check out the "City of Knowledge"
Fly to David and take tours to rain forests and volcano at Volcan also head to the coast for amazing fishing.
Other forest zip lines, Boquete has a flower show in January, and windy and rainy the rest of the year.
Bocas del toro supposedly lovely islands and diving but there's better elsewhere and don't forget mosquitoes.
Interior and on islands visit indigenous Guna Indians and stay overnight at their villages, super mulas - hand tapestries etc. etc.
Trump Tower is in the richest, most congested part of Panama City - no thanks! over 6 years ago
There are plenty of off the beaten path adventures in Panama. Snorkel in the mangroves of Bocas del Toro, stroll through the old town of Panama City, Casco Viejo, walk the Old Pipeline Road for watching the elusive bird of paradise, visit the Smithsonian Institute research center on an island in the Canal, go fishing in the side arms of the Canal, etc. We provide an overview of some of our favorite top spots on www.travelintense.com/eco-travel-destinations/panama. Have fun reading and finding out your personal highlights! almost 4 years ago