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The Pearl Islands, the San Blas Islands, and Coiba National Park are some of the many incredible places that a Panama cruise has to offer. These places will show you both the exotic tropical scenery and wildlife of the country. 

Cebaco Island
Cebaco Island is only reached by a Panama cruise ship or private boat, making it a place where tourism is limited. The various beaches, snorkeling opportunities, and hiking excursions here are a rare glimpse into the island culture of the country.

Darien National Park- Playa Muerto
The Darien National Park is the largest protected area in Central America with a coastline that comprises the entire border of Colombia and Panama. Within its borders are rainforests, beaches, mangroves, and Playa Muerto: an indigenous village where two different tribes live. Visiting here takes you away from the modern world and puts you into a culture whose traditions go back centuries.

Panama City
Panama City is at the crossroads of commerce, trade, migration, and travel as well as a launching point for many journeys to discover the various other destinations in the country. Skyscrapers and business districts over-shadow a hip culture, boutique shops, and great restaurants.

San Blas Islands
The San Blas Islands are a frequent stop on Panama cruises. The archipelago of over 400 sun-drenched islands is steeped in indigenous culture, brimming with beaches, and both a unique and colorful style of art native to the islands.

Pearl Islands
The 90 islands of the Pearl archipelago are home to Bartolome Island, a refuge for bird watchers and those in search of most any active endeavor in the crystal blue waters off the shores. Just a few of the many things that the Pearl Islands actively boast about are snorkeling, whale watching, dolphin watching, scuba diving, and kayaking.

Gulf of Panama
The Gulf of Panama and its island chains are a meeting point for whales from both hemispheres. Between July and October, humpback whales come to the waters off the coast to mate and give birth. Panama nature cruises visit the gulf, exploring the waters and mangroves in search of these giants of the ocean.

Soberania National Park
A 55,000-acre national park that borders the Panama Canal. The Soberania National Park is an excellent place to go to explore a massive rainforest. The best thing about it is that this park has an aerial tram that will guide you through the city and some of the rainforests from a bird's-eye view. 

Coiba National Park
Located in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Coiba National Park is one of the most extensive marine reserves in the world, centered around the largest island in the American Pacific: Coiba Island. Swimming and snorkeling here put you in the midst of many species of marine life while hiking through the forest on the mainland is an adventure in the flora and fauna of the region including monkeys and a plethora of birds.

To find out more about Panama cruises and the amazing island chains, cities, and parks in the country contact one of our travel experts to start planning a trip.

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