This tropical nation is synonymous with humidity. Temperatures stay consistently warm year-round, so travel is defined by rainfall rather than temperatures. The dry season runs from December to March, with hardly any heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, November sees the heaviest and most consistent rainfall, so plan travel accordingly.
The Good Old Days.
With touches of French and Spanish influence, Casco Viejo, the old quarter, embodies the elegant colonial charm of cities like Havana and Cartagena. Once abandoned for the glittering downtown, this area is now the hottest place for nightlife, restaurants, and shops. Visit the decaying ruins of Iglesia de Santo Domingo or the golden altar of Iglesia de San Jose. Hop between bars and nightclubs, or get tickets to a performance at Teatro Nacional, an ornate 1900’s concert hall. If you want to go even further back in Panama’s history, visit the UNESCO ruins of Panama Viejo - the site of the original Spanish settlement that was destroyed by pirates (led by Captain Morgan himself) in 1671.