F or those that prefer to experience as much as they can on their tropical vacation, Panama is an ideal destination that expertly blends relaxing beach experiences with exciting and interesting city life. Panama City is known as the cosmopolitan capital in Central America, where visitors can explore and go on shopping tours or stroll along cobblestone stress lined with boutique shops and delicious restaurants. Plus, Sunwing makes it easy to experience the best of Panama’s beach and city as it offers numerous experiences led by local destination experts, and you can also stay at top-rated hotels right in the heart of the city so you’re never far from spending a relaxing afternoon soaking up the rays, or touring Panama City’s major attractions and hotspots.    

City and colourful culture

Get ready shoppers, Panama City is home to massive malls where you can find everything from high-end brands to local market steals. When it comes to malls, the choices are seemingly endless as there are over 1000 stores combined. To get your pick of North American and European brands, the Multiplaza Pacific Mall is the ideal choice; the Albrook Mall is in the heart of Panama and is Latin America’s largest mall with over 700 stores; you can also find lots of quality deals at the Metromall, or shop like a VIP at high-end luxury stores while visiting Soho Mall.

However, if you’re looking to save your dollars and experience something unique, you can also take part in tours that will take you the charming neighbourhood of Casco Antiguo (also known as Casco Viejo) to see beautiful Spanish colonial buildings, or experience its exciting nightlife. Other tours also include visits to Biomuseo, spectacularly colourful museum that showcases Panama’s incredible biodiversity and tells the story about the Isthmus of Panama. It’s also the first design in Latin America of the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.

Take a load off

Who doesn’t love stretching out to relax on the beach after a solid few hours of successful shopping? Just west of Panama City along the Pacific coast is Playa Blanca, where you’ll find long sandy stretches of pristine sand and peaceful waters. For a leisurely tour, you can see the Panama Canal up close and learn lots of interesting facts that explain why it’s a Wonder of the World. But, if you want to enjoy Panama’s famed golden sands in Playa Blanca, you can easily do so while staying at Riu Playa Blanca, a contemporary and stylish resort located right on the beach and offers three panoramic swimming pools where you can admire the beautiful surrounding views. Here, you can look forward to enjoying your favourite booking while relaxing under a palapa and sinking your toes into the warm, soft sand.

Party it up

If you’re more on an night owl, Panama City is a hub of casinos, clubs and other venues for entertainment where you can party long into the night. But if you want to party like the locals do, head for Casco Antiguo. You’ll likely need a pick-me-up after a full night of dancing, so you’ll be happy to know that Panama is home to one of the best coffees in the world. Take your pick of local cafes to sip on some high-end caffeine to get your second wind. To experience all the excitement of the city, Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis is located right in the city’s centre so that you can easily explore the casinos, clubs, restaurants and more. Plus, this resort will treat like a VIP with its luxurious guestrooms that offer breathtaking views of the city, a stunning infinity pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a luxurious spa. If you prefer to do your partying on site at the resort, the hotel has an ultra-chic nightclub where you can dance the night away to Latin-inspired beats and sip on premium drinks.

Sunwing makes planning any visit to Panama a snap, even arranging airport transfers and handpicked experiences to suit every possible preference.

 

 

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