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The Regions of Panama

Pearl Islands

Panama is divided into nine provinces and three provincial-level indigenous regions.

The nine provinces are: Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Cocle, Colon, Darien, Herrera, Los Santos, Panama and Veraguas.

The three areas for the Indians are Embera, Kuna Yala and Ngobe-Bugle.

The main places of interest either for living or for visiting are:

Bocas del Toro

Bocas Del Toro is both the fabulous region closest to Puerto Rico containing 9 main islands as well as the name of the town, otherwise called simply Bocas which is on the Island of Colon about half an hour by boat off the mainland at Almirante. For more go to
Bocas del Toro Bocas mangroves

For more about the islands like Carenero, Bastimentos, San Cristobal, Solarte etc. go to Bocas Islands


Chiriqui is the province where you will find David and Boquete as well as the Baru Volcano. There are both mountains and beaches here. For more go to Chiriqui and Boquete

Boquete is where they grow the best coffee including the world famous Geisha coffee. For more on this go to coffee


Pedasi can be found on the Azuero Peninsula at the tip of the Los Santos region. It is unspoiled, beautiful, wild and the mecca of fishermen as well as the hideaway home of Mick Jagger and Bruce Willis. For more go to Pedasi


Rainforest in Panama Darien is where you go for adventure and is home to some of the most virgin rainforest in the world. For more go to Darien
To learn more about the rain forest go to rainforest

Panama City

Panama city at night Panama City or just Panama is it know locally is a wonderful busy capital city with great restaurants, an exciting night life and new skyrises going up on every corner. For more go to Panama City

The Pearl Islands

The Pearl Islands are where the wealthy Panamanians from the City go to unwind. They are just a hop away by plane and are very beautiful. For more go to Pearl Islands

The Region of Colon

Colon is a very historical area of Panama with the remains to be found in Portobelo and San Lorenzo. It is also the end of the Panama canal and where you will find the Gaton Lake and the Gaton Lock. For more go to Colon

Islands and Beaches in Panama

Panama has thousands of islands and wonderful white sand palm fronted beaches. To find out where the best ones are go to Panama Beaches & Islands

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