Panama Off The Beaten Path

Panama Off The Beaten Path

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You'll never know what you're missing if you don't explore Panama off the beaten path. For a unique Panama travel experience, head to places like Volcán, Piñas Bay, Coco Blanco Island, and more. Panama off the beaten path is littered with small communities, isolated beaches, and jungle retreats, making them an excellent alternative to the popular (and crowded) travel routes most visitors will be heading to.

Destinations in Panama off the beaten are often culturally authentic and environmentally intact, and they may be in more isolated parts of the country. This makes them very important regions if you want to use your travel dollars to support Panama’s environmental issues and Panama's people. Highly unique experiences include enjoying a cultural exchange with the Guna people, or taking a guided tour of the Darién.

Are you afraid to leave touristy areas due to safety concerns? When it comes to Panama's crime rate, the nation is one of the safest and most stable in all of Central America, so don't let anything hold you back from living your dream of truly exploring the world. Travel with a new intention when you explore Panama off the beaten path.

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Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina

Visit one of Panama’s less-frequented beaches to experience some of the country’s best surfing as well as beautiful dive spots. The lack of development here is definitely part of the appeal, as you won’t have a lot of competition for the underwater attractions. If you’ve ever wanted to try diving, you can sign up for open water certification courses at the Panama Dive Center. These adventures start in shallow water while you master the basics, but you’ll be in deep water before you know it. As you go for dives, you’ll see manta rays and sea turtles live in the area.
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Playa Cambutal

Playa Cambutal

Travel to the southern tip of the Azuero Peninsula to visit the remote beach of Cambutal. The off the beaten path location means you’ll get some waves all to yourself. If you’re an experienced surfer, ask around about which beaches are best — you can choose from several types of waves, as well as options that are best suited to beginners. This is an excellent destination for fishermen. The Azuero Peninsula is known as the “Tuna Coast,” so get ready to reel in some impressive catches. Do some hiking in the Cerro Hoya National Park, or stick to the town with a yoga class or a long walk along the beach. No matter what you choose, the joy of visiting Cambutal comes from getting away from it all in a place where you’ll hear nothing but the sound of crashing waves.
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Take a look at other fascinating destinations to explore while you visit Panama.

Isla Bastimentos
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Isla Boca Brava
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Las Lajas
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Boca Chica
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Punta Chame
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Guanidup Island
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Achutupu Island
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Sapibenega Island
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Isla Popa
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Yandup Island
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Las Tablas
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Playa Destiladeros
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San Carlos
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Santa Cruz de Cana
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Santa Fe
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Santiago
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Senidup Island
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Volcan
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Uaguitupo Island
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Aguja Island
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Bahia de Pinas
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Carti
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Coco Blanco Island
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Changuinola
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Santa Clara
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Playon Chico
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Portobello
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San Cristobal Island
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Isla Solarte
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Corazon de Jesus
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Corbiski Island
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El Porvenir
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Isla Diabla
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Isla San José
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La Palma
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Mogue
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Playa El Palmar
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Penonome
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Punta Burrica
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Parita
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