Guna Yala (San Blas Islands)

Caribbean Coast

Picture-postcard beaches with powdery sands and protected coral reefs are scattered throughout the 378 islands, many uninhabited, in Panama's San Blas islands or...

  • Wild beach
  • 5
  • 1

Contadora

Pearl Islands

One of the some 200 islands in the archipelago just off the Pacific coast, Contadora is the best known of the Pearl Islands because of its resorts and luxury weekend...

  • Public beach

Isla Grande

Caribbean Coast

Isla Grande is a small island within the Portobelo National Park about nine miles off shore from Portobelo in the Caribbean. It is good for snorkeling, scuba diving...

  • Public beach

Isla Taboga

Pacific Islands

A small island with a big history, Taboga is only 12 miles off the coast and less than an hour away by daily ferry service from the Amador Causeway. The round-trip...

  • Public beach

Playa Blanca

Pacific Riviera

On the central Pacific coast close to several upscale resorts, Playa Blanca has a broad white-sand beach and a tranquil stretch of sea between Playa Farallon and...

  • Resort beach

Playa Bonita

Vera Cruz

The golden sands of Playa Bonita are off limits unless you're a guest at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita or Westin Playa Bonita. Not far from the Pacific mouth of...

  • Private beach

Playa Santa Clara

Pacific Riviera

The extensive white sands of Playa Santa Clara are nearly deserted during the week, but on weekends the beach is packed with locals who arrive ready for fun with...

  • Public beach

Vera Cruz

Vera Cruz

Just 15 minutes from the Bridge of the Americas, Playa Veracruz is the closest public-access beach to the city and just west of the mouth of the Panama Canal. Playa...

  • Public beach
  • 4.2
  • 1

Coronado

Pacific Riviera

Coronado, the country's first beach development, is only an hour from Panama City, which makes it popular with ex-pats and wealthy Panamanians weekenders as well as...

  • Resort beach

Punta Chame

Bejuco

At the end of a lonely peninsula, Punta Chame is a windsurfer's and kite surfer's dream from late November through April when the gusty trade winds blow. The...

  • Wild beach

Playa Farallon

Pacific Riviera

Powdery white sand make Playa Farallon one of the most beautiful beaches along Panama's "Riviera" less than two hours west of Panama City. Formerly a restricted...

  • Public beach