For a relatively small country, tropical Panama packs a big sensory punch. It’s a land of endless summers and with either the Pacific or Caribbean coastline to choose from, you really can enjoy the best of beach life. But if swimming, snorkelling or world-class surfing in turquoise seas isn’t enough, Panama has plenty more to discover, including deserted islands, rainforests, and of course, cosmopolitan Panama City itself. The capital is a melting pot of cultures where many worlds co-exist, and where steel and glass skyscrapers, 24/7 casinos, nightclubs, and sophisticated shopping malls, rub shoulders with the old-world charm, colonial buildings, and the cobbled streets of Casco Viego. Away from the bustling city and fashionable coastal resorts of Buenaventura, Santa Catalina, Colon, and Bocas Del Toro, Panama boasts a rich diversity of nature and wildlife and an interior that is waiting to be explored on foot, by bike or boat.