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When to Go

Mid-December to mid-April is Panama City’s high season, offering relatively little rain and somewhat reasonable temperatures. The entire country celebrates Carnaval in the midst of this popular season with festive music, dancing and a lively parade four days preceding Ash Wednesday in February or March.

The rainy season extends from mid-April to November. February, March, September and October are usually a bit drier. Temperatures can be quite warm, at times reaching around 90 F during the daytime. The coolest month is usually November, when temperatures remain around 80 F.

Region: Panama

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Riu Plaza Panama

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JW Marriott Panama

JW Marriott Panama

Our 5-Star classification designates those select properties that provide exquisite service and amenities. The discriminating traveler will find the accommodations, ambiance, dining, and staff assistance of the highest caliber. These properties offer the utmost in luxury and will provide an outstanding experience.
Panama City

Experience quiet luxury, local culture, and tropical natural beauty at this hotel infused in the soul of Panama.

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Fast Facts

Panama City is the only capital with a rainforest within city limits.

Due to its unique orientation, Panama is the only country where you actually watch the sun rise above the Pacific and set over the Atlantic.

One of the world’s most famous palindromes, “A man, a plan, a canal: Panama,” reads the same backwards and forwards.

France began working on the Panama Canal in 1881 but had to stop; the United States took over the project in 1904. The first vessel to transit the Panama Canal was the American cargo ship Ancon on August 15, 1914.

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