Top 4 Ways to Enjoy Panama During Rainy Season

Top 4 Ways to Enjoy Panama During Rainy Season

Aug 1, 2016 | Moving to Panama

Panama’s a country full of contrasts, which is one of the many reasons that make it a great place to live and work (or retire). The weather is no different. Panama may not have the typical four seasons you’re used to in the far Northern or Southern Hemisphere, but it does have two drastically different climate periods: dry season, and rainy season. Each season is drastically different, and because of this, changes (for many) the day-to-day activities and routines of people that live here.

Dry season lasts from around late December until April, with the rest of the year considered “wet season”, or rainy season. Typically, dry season is busy tourist season, as outdoor activities are aplenty, and it falls during the same time as the coldest months up north. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time, even outdoors, during Panama’s rainy season. Here are four ways we think will help you get the most out of it:

1. Check out Panama’s museums

Panama City may not be renowned for its museums, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great ones out there. Panama City is home to the Biodiversity Museum, which can be a full day activity of exploring the country’s flora and fauna, in one of the most unique (Frank Gehry designed) structures in all of Latin America. You can also check out the Canal museum at the Miraflores Locks, or the Panama Canal Museum in Casco Viejo. Take in some history, and get to know Panama’s people, and nature, all just a few minutes away from the center of Panama City.

2. Go for a boat tour through the Canal.

It may sound strange to go out on a boat in the rain (or just before or after), but it’s one of the best times to go and see some of the natural areas through the Canal. Rainy season brings all of Panama’s wildlife and natural beauty to life, and you can just feel the energy as you coast through on a covered pontoon boat, yacht, or ferry. Colors are more vibrant during the season, and the light drip of rain adds a romantic, and authentic touch to being right here in the center of the tropical isthmus.

3. Shop ‘til you drop!

Panama has some of the best shopping in the world, and the biggest, most modern malls in practically the entire hemisphere. There is truly something for everyone (and every budget) when it comes to shopping in Panama. Malls, shops, and hotel shopping centers all are well climate controlled, and offer lots of distractions, including luxury 3D movie theaters, restaurants, shops, and even indoor playgrounds/arcades for children. Many of the shopping malls are so big, you can spend the entire afternoon there and not run out of things to do.

4. Check out Panama’s cafes and craft beer/cocktail bars.

Nightlife is great, but finding a unique spot to get a cup of coffee, or craft cocktail in the afternoon is also a wonderful way to spend a rainy day in Panama. Plus, the scene is getting bigger by the month. Panama is home to hundreds of interesting café and bar spaces, each with artisan food, beverages, and beautiful décor. Whether you want to relax and read, chat with friends, or try the latest trends in culinary treats, Panama is a great place for it. These places tend to get more action during rainy season, so it’s a great opportunity to socialize and meet new people as well. Enjoy!

International Relocation Firm Staff Writer

International Relocation Firm Staff Writer

As one of the leading Panama Law Firms, and one of the regions most reliable service providers, International Relocation Firm brings a wide range of professional knowledge to our clients needs. Our staff is made up of professional consultants, Panama attorneys and immigration specialists who are experienced in international relocation, and are experts in providing a seamless Panama immigration process.

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