Rivers of Panama

Rivers winding through Panama empty into both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Ancient communities were founded along the banks of rivers in central Panama, and today many these waterways continue to be an important link to nature, culture and energy. Some rivers, like those around Boquete, are especially popular with rafters or birders, while others retain cultural significance for their connection to indigenous groups. Depending on the activity, travelers to Panama will engage with these rivers for enjoyment, education, or transportation.