Panama's climate lends itself to a wide range of sports, from Golf to surfing, from camping to white river rafting.  Here are just a few ideas of what you can do during your visit, and some recommended companies to help you organize your visit.

Golf:

Panama offers some of the best championship golf courses in Central America..

 

The Horoko Golf Club is just minutes from the Panama City. It is a challenge to both amateurs and professionals , with strong breezes during the summer time. Beautiful hills and trees surround this spectacular Golf course in Panama city.

 

Summit Golf & Resort is the newest sports and family entertainment center in the forests of the Panama Canal watershed. A scenic championship course designed by Jeffrey Myers with 18 holes, par 72,626 yds and sand-based Bermuda-Tideway grass plus a children’s course of 6 holes.

Water Sports:

River Rafting:

One of the main characteristics of Panama's geography are its tropical jungles and nearly 500 rivers.  One of these rivers, Rio Chagres, has a course that starts running to the Pacific Ocean to the south, but ended in the Caribbean to the north.  This very special configuration made a main water source for the Panama Canal.

 

Many rivers are great scenarios for river rafting. If once you dreamed of doing it, this is the best moment to experience it in Panama.

 

All over Panama you can practice safe river rafting, all year long in natural scenarios, from Class I to Class IV.

 

We highly recommend Aventuras Panamá for its services and responsibility.  They offer all kinds of water adventures.

Scuba:

Panamá is a blessing for Scuba enthusiasts.  To start with, you can scuba in both oceans on the same day!  And this is the only place where you can do this.

However, we wouldn’t recommend it, because you would miss the beauty and different species you will find in our oceans.

 

We highly recommend visiting Bocas del Toro, and staying at the Hotel Playa Tortuga, to scuba in its lush Caribbean waters.   There is an astonishing variety of species and places where to dive, which includes a Maritime National Park to protect the area.    There are several professional scuba operators in Bocas.

 

Bocas del Toro is a must not just for diving, but also for surfing, its beaches, food and atmosphere.

 

Of course, there are many other places to scuba in Panama, from Portobelo and Isla Grande, to Coiba Island National park.  We hope you enjoy your diving!

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