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Family Fun And Relaxation In Panama

Are you thinking of bringing your family to a week-long vacation? If you are looking for a place that is not overcrowded by tourists yet offer the same vacation packages as the developed countries do, you need not look farther away. You can book an 8-day vacation for you and your family in Panama. Panama is a great destination whether you are traveling on a budget or in luxury. There are endless opportunities to explore in Panama including rainforests, the Panama Canal, beaches, rafting, diving, fishing and sports.

For you and your family’s 8-day vacation in Panama City, you can try the Panama Classics Family Trip. Spend the first night in a hotel in the heart of Panama and take a taste of their coffee in the morning. Panama is a producer of coffee and has some of the world’s best tasting coffee that you will love. On the 2nd day of your vacation, you will be guided around the city, learn about Panama’s history, and visit famous places such as the Amador Causeway, Casco Antiguo, International Banking Area, the Panama Canal and other beautiful places in Panama City.

On the 3rd day, you will have a Canopy Tour, where you will soar through the treetops and from platform to platform. While gliding, you will be able to see waterfalls and rivers of Boquete in the northern part of Chiriqui province. You will also see Panama’s one and only Baru volcano there. You will rest for the night on a bed and breakfast in the midst of a coffee plantation.

The 4th day you will spend in an exclusive wild life exploration tour where you can see Agoute, Howler Monkey. Pygmy Squirrel and many others. You and your family will be flown to the Caribbean Coast on the 5th day where you will be accommodated at the Playa Tortuga Resort. On your 6th day, you will be taken to a boat tour around the islands. Dolphins can be seen here and you can snorkel at Coral Cay. Your children can play and enjoy the pink sand on Isla Zapatillas National Park.

Board a small aircraft on the 7th day for return flight to Panama City. You can do some more walking around and visit some other tourist attractions. In the morning of your 8th day, you’ll be returning home, carrying with you valuable memories of your vacation and the explorations you did in Panama. The price per person for this family trip ranges from $1,200 to $2,000, including guides, equipment, water, accommodations and others.

Panama is not yet fully developed as a tourist country, but it is already full of world class entertainment. English is its second language, so it will not be difficult to communicate with the natives. The currency used in Panama is US dollars. You need not worry about currency exchange rate problems. The one more important thing to point out is that Panama’s water from the tap is very safe to drink. This condition is hard to find in a Latin American country.

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    Have Fun and Adventure in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    Bocas del Toro is one of the top tourist attractions of Panama. There you can find beautiful beaches that are almost vacant and rainforests that are a biologist’s fantasy. Bocas del Toro is a laidback, fun seaside town. There is the aqua blue water of the Caribbean and beaches lined with palms against a dense rainforest backdrop. Colon Island is home to most of the hotels in Bocas. You will also find a variety of nightlife spots and good restaurants. English is the second language of Panama and they use US currency making is a great travel destination for citizens of the U.S.A.

    You can take boat tours to nearby islands to dive, observe dolphins, snorkel or lay on the beach. You may also want to visit an Indian village or go into the rainforest. Bocas is a wonderful destination if you are a couple or family seeking to have a fun, nature, and educational experience.

    The weather is usually great in Panama and Bocas Del Toro. There never has been a hurricane to touch the shores of Panama. Also the pristine beauty and relatively low prices make this an affordable luxury. Once there you may even consider purchasing a second or retirement home.

    In 1502, Christopher Columbus was the first white man to anchor in Bocas waters. He repaired his boat in the calm waters of Panama. Since then the United Fruit Company established headquarters until banana blight in the 1920’s. But there is a park and historical buildings that are still standing. More recently there has been a real-estate boom but you can find some of the best buys in the Caribbean here.

    Getting around is inexpensive by taxi on land or between islands on water taxis. You can find a hotel for every budget. There are hotels, eco-lodges, upscale eco-lodges and pensions for the back packer. The Playa Tortuga Resort has its own private beach. Tours to Dolphin Bay, Red Frog Beach or the Zapatillas keys are experiences you may wish to try.

    If you snorkel you will want to go to Coral Key, Dark Wood Reef, Punta Juan Buoy or Hospital Point. There are amazing corals and tropical fish near Coral Key. You will find some of the best-preserved coral in the world here. See crabs, lobsters and stingrays. Even get certified for less than similar courses offered in the United States.

    You can take a tour in a seaside laboratory of the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research. Or, take a river trip to the Ngobe Bugle Indian village and see how they have lived in much the same way as when Columbus landed. See stunning wildlife and scenery.

    After your adventures of the day you may want to relax in the evening on the water in the Buena Vista Deli & Bar. If you want to dance visit the Barco Hundido. Other nightlife attractions include La Iguana and Mondo Taitu.

    Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir before returning home. Beautiful jewelry, crafts and molas can be found in the shops on main street. Molas are colorful reverse appliqués. You will be purchasing directly from the Indians and know that your money is helping these people

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    Vacations to Panama from Adventure to Family Fun

    The next time you are planning a vacation you might want to consider Panama. There is so much to see and do in Panama you will not be disappointed.

    For adventure you might want to take an ultimate fishing trip. This trip is not for beginner fishermen. It is a ten-day all-inclusive vacation. On arrival you will stay in a five star hotel. On the first night relax in the roof top pool or have fun in the casino. But, be sure to get your rest for this week of serious fishing. The next seven evenings you will stay in a lodge in the Darien Jungle. This is a remote beachfront haven and you will get there on a short domestic flight over the Panama Bay. You will leave the lodge at 6:30 a.m. every day and return about 3:30 p.m. Days will be filled with fishing in world-class spots, relaxing and more fishing. When you are not fishing you may relax on a beach, kayak, swim or socialize. All your meals, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and fishing equipment are included in the price. On day nine you will return to the five star hotel to spend you last evening in luxury and then return home on day ten. The prices of these vacations range from $2,500 to $9,570 per person.

    For families take a look at the Panama Classic Family Trip. Spend the first night of this eight-day vacation in the heart of Panama, Panama City. On your second day you will learn about Panama’s history. You will visit the Amador Causeway, Casco Antiguo, International Banking area, Panama City center, the Panama Canal, and the ruins of old Panama City. On the third day you will travel to Boquete in the northern Chiriqui province. Soar through the treetops in a Canopy Tour where you glide from platform to platform in the century-old forest. You will see waterfalls and pristine rivers of the National Park La Amistad as well as the Baru volcano. Spend the night in a bed and breakfast on a coffee plantation. Take an Exclusive Wildlife Exploration tour on the fourth day. Only twenty people are permitted on site in a day in the pristine eco-system. You may see Agouti, Howler Monkey, Pygmy Squirrel, Quetzal, Jaguarundi, Kinkajou, Puma and Mexican Porcupine. Take a short flight on the fifth day to the Caribbean coast and stay at the Playa Tortuga Resort. Enjoy a private boat tour on your sixth day around the islands. See dolphins and snorkel at Coral Cay. Play in the pink sand on Isla Zapatillas National Park. Return to Panama City on your seventh day by small aircraft and return home the next day. This family vacation costs $1,200 to $2,000 per person.

    Other vacation packages available are honeymoon, relaxation, nature and more. Check into Panama where adventure, excitement, and relaxation await. Whatever your likes from fishing to history you can find it in Panama.

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