Playa Bonita Vacations
Just 20 minutes from bustling Panama City, the golden sands of Playa Bonita feel worlds away. This rejuvenating oasis lies right across the renowned Bridge of the Americas, which spans the Panama Canal’s Pacific entryway. Playa Bonita offers a respite from the hubbub of Panama City.
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Here, visitors will discover impressive views from every angle. The colorful “island of flowers,” Taboga Island, lies twelve nautical miles in the distance. Visitors and locals can take an easy 30-minute ferry to this enticing isle.
There’s plenty of opportunity for snorkelers and wildlife enthusiasts near this crossroads of the world, the Panama Canal. There’s even an area amid Playa Bonita where one can watch sea turtles hatch from July through December.
Visitors can also discover the hiding places of capuchin and howler monkeys along the magical waterways and isles of the Panama Canal on a unique boat tour. Or step back in time at a traditional Emberá village deep in the Panamanian rainforest.
What To Do
Enjoy a 30-minute ferry ride to the “island of flowers,” Taboga, where you can literally stop and smell the flowers on this warm, sun-drenched isle.
Take a day-trip to enchanting Soberanía National Park, just 45 minutes from Panama City.
Explore the region’s history at the manmade marvel, the Panama Canal, and the Old City, Casco Viejo.
Catch a performance at The National Theatre of Panama (Teatro Nacional).
Watch sea turtles hatch at Playa Bonita between July and December.
Learn about the culture and traditions of a native Emberá tribe still thriving in Panama’s rainforests for a heartfelt, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
When to Go
December through March is the dry season in Panama and Playa Bonita, while April to December is the rainy season. The average temperature of Taboga Island is 83 F, perfect for the area’s lush plants and flowers, and human visitors.