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Peak Season For Whale Watching
Upcoming Event Pollera Festival

The Panama Bucket List

Best known for its landmark canal, Panama will wow you with superlatives. This narrow bridge of land linking North and South America is home to lush rainforests and mountain cloud forests and 3,500 miles of Pacific and Caribbean coastline, as well as more than 1,500 islands. It’s a cocktail of ecological wonders, rich history and a city rivaling Miami in fine dining, culture and nightlife.

Can’t decide? Don’t worry, you won’t have to. Given the country’s size, it’s possible to plan a relatively short trip that includes all our bucket list items.

Events In Panama

Panama is rich in culture and celebrations! Check out the exciting upcoming events.



On the four days leading up to Ash Wednesday, the Panamanian Carnival is celebrated nationwide with festivals, parades, costume contests, live concerts, fireworks and dance parties. Water balloons have become the way to keep cool during Carnival here.


Sea Turtle Hatching & Nesting

Five of the world’s eight species of sea turtles can be found in Panama. If you are staying at Dreams Playa Bonita from June through November, you can find sea turtles emerging to lay their eggs in the sand of the beach.

June–July & December–February

Whale Watching

Witness the migration of whales, who have the longest migratory journey of any mammal. Panama is one of the few places in the world with two whale watching seasons with whales migrating from Antarctica and Alaska. You can observe these majestic mammals in their natural habitat with a whale watching tour.


Pollera Festival

This national festival commemorates the pollera, the iconic national costume of Panama, and recognizes the artisans who create them. In the city of Las Tablas, a contest for the best pollera takes place along with a parade, music and dancing.


Fair of the Sea

Fair of the Sea is a four-day event celebrating fisherman, boatmen and the sea. Thousands of people visit Bocas del Toro, Panama to join the island festivities of rides, sports and local arts and crafts.


Panama Independence Day

Throughout the month of November, Panama celebrates its independence with parades and festivities. November 3rd is Separation Day from Colombia and November 10th and 28th celebrate Panama’s independence from Spain.

Dreams Playa Bonita Panama

Our 11 seaside towers offer 307 luxurious guest rooms and suites with jungle walkways and stunning views. Gourmet à la carte restaurants, bars and lounges are all included.


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