The Best Chillin in Panama

Looking for the best chillin in Panama? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Panama. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near Panama

  • Gualaca, Panama

    Cliff Jumping in Panama

    4.8
    If you find yourself in Chiriqui, Panama, Los Cangilones de Gualaca river canyon is a great spot to spend a carefree afternoon, about 40 minutes by bus from the David Terminal. The water is warm and welcoming, and also plenty deep, so don't worry about diving in.This is a safe area for bringing c...
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  • Carti, Panama, Panama

    Explore the Islands of San Blas, Panama

    This best-kept-secret, beautiful location is starting to become more popular, but still remains a low key, relatively secluded area – San Blas is made up of more than 2,000 islands, after all.You will first need to take a car to Carti, around $25 per seat. At the border, you will be required to s...
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  • Panamá, Panama

    Camp at Jaguar Falls in Los Tres Brazos

    7.4 mi / 725.1 ft gain
    The hike to Jaguar Falls is an out of this world experience. You start out at the Kalu Yala base camp, which you can get yourself to by booking here. They are a sustainability institute that hosts visitors in addition to their long term students. The chances of you hopping on this hike with a mem...
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  • Panamá, Panama

    Hike to "Boys Pool" in Los Tres Brazos

    2.5 mi / 147.6 ft gain
    Starting from the Kalu Yala base camp, you go right out of the main gate. This road goes immediately downhill. Once you hit the Pacora River, stay on the near side, continuing on the road to the right. Walk past the gate of Parque Pacora. Once you hit the river, cross over it on foot. It is easie...
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  • Panamá, Panama

    Swim at the Paradise Pool in the Río Pacora

    0.4 mi / 118.1 ft gain
    This place is called Paradise for a reason. Starting off from the Kalu Yala base camp (you can learn more about staying at their site here), it is just a ten minute hike to the swimming hole. Through the main gates, you go right (downhill) to the river crossing. Cross the Pacora, and then start w...
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  • Panamá, Panama

    Hike up the Mother Tree Tributary to Deep Water Soloing

    3.7 mi / 508.5 ft gain
    This hike starts at the Kalu Yala base camp. You will most likely be able to grab an outdoor rec or biology intern to go with you on this hike, but it is easy enough to find on your own. From the main gate, go right onto the road, immediately taking you downhill to the Pacora River. Stay on the r...
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  • Panamá, Panama

    Hike the Honey Creeper Trail in Los Tres Brazos

    1.7 mi / 390.4 ft gain
    The Honey Creeper Trail, named after the rare Honey Creeper bird that can be found there, is the "base camp" trail of the Kalu Yala community. It is a loop that starts in their town square, heads up the nearest hill, taking you immediately into the depths of the jungle, and quickly has you back i...
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  • Panamá, Panama

    Hike Candy Mountain in Los Tres Brazos Valley

    4.3 mi / 1256.6 ft gain
    You start this hike from Kalu Yala's town center. You can find more information out about there and make bookings to camp with them here. From town center, you go out of the main gate and take a left. Follow the main road through three river crossings. Immediately after the third river crossing, ...
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  • Bocas del Toro, Panama

    Swim at Starfish Beach

    5.0
    Starfish beach is a large beach with many small restaurants and bars making this a fun place to spend the afternoon. The waters here are crystal clear and calm for most of the year, with the exception of a few northerly swells that the island receives in November and December.  There is a high co...
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  • Bocas del Toro, Panama

    Swim at Playa Boca del Drago

    5.0
    Boca del Drago is one of the best beaches on the island, though the surf can be rough at times. This beach is on the Northern end of the island so its not as protected from the large swells in the open ocean. Just offshore from the beach is a patchy coral and sand sea bottom that offers good snor...
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  • Bastimentos Island, Panama

    Explore Zapatilla Island

    5.0
    The Zapatillas Islands fall inside the boundaries of the Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park. The marine park covers an area of more than 13,000 hectares including the Zapatilla Islands and several other small islands in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. To get to the island there are many differ...
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