With its 4 archipelagos, primary forests and volcanic mountains, Panama is a perfect country for practicing a variety of sports and experiencing adventures off the beaten track.
What a pleasure to climb to the top of these giant trees on the canopy and then what a sensation to slide towards another a few hundred meters further down. This activity, accessible to all even children from about 7 years old, can be done either in Panama city, in Colon, in Cocle or in Boquete at the famous Panama tree treck which also offers bungalows at more than 1500 meters of altitude just below the arabica coffee plantations.
Scuba diving & snorkeling
Around Coiba, scuba diving offers the possibility of encountering big species such as whale sharks, other sharks, manta rays or even very large fish of various species. Bocas del toro has many dolphins and interesting dives. You can also enjoy snorkeling. The most daring will dive into Gatun Lake to discover a submerged primary forest.
On the other hand, for snorkeling, the San Blas archipelago remains one of the tops of the Caribbean: thanks in particular to the sailboats that Nativa Tours offers you: the anchorages on the large reefs, including the famous Hollandes reef, offer unique coral reefs and beautiful fish, multicolored. Visibility and weakest currents are from May to November, a time which can be combined with humpback whale watching in the Pacific.
This is a thrilling adventure that not only allows you to have great sensations but also to discover the flora and fauna, along the rivers. Mainly practiced in the Chiriqui.
Often twin seats, these kayaks allow you to discover the islands and the reefs (San Blas, Bocas del Toro) but also the rivers (Chiriqui, Chagres) and the lakes (Bayano, Gatun)
All our sailboats in the San Blas are equipped with kayaks and we can also rent them to discover the rivers of the country.
The name of Panama means abundance of fish in the native language.
The country has nearly 250 world fishing records, including the largest black marlin and all the Pacific coasts of Panama abound, particularly towards the Bahia Pina or Coiba area.
If you want to include a day of fishing in your stay or devote most of your stay to this sport (it is really a very physical sport most of the time!), consult us as we know many bases dedicated to this activity. They pratice catch & release.
Freshwater fishing also has its spotwith the Gatun Lake on the Panama Canal: abundant fish of some 20 species. In addition, the setting of the surrounding primary forest is spectacular and sometimes you come across crocodiles that can measure up to 6 meters!
Trolling is also part of the sailboats in San Blas but the catches remain incomparable compared to the Pacific which is a MUST. But, on the other hand, there are lobsters and giant crabs in San Blas !
Panama has some of the best surf spots in all of Central America! If you like “point breaks”, “beach breaks”, “hollow tubes” or “long peelers”, Panama has a wide variety of conditions to suit your style.
Unlike Costa Rica, Panama remains unspoiled and visitors can have many of the best surf spots all to themselves. Few people know about the surf potential of Panama, which is a great advantage for the surfers who visit us!
Panama is becoming more and more popular with surfers from all over the world and various international competitions are now taking place in the country.
Kitesurfing is a sport in which on a surfboard or on skis, and with a kite driven by the wind, one can perform jumps, maneuvers and turns. This is a common variant in places where the wind is predominant and there are not many waves.
In Panama we can practice this sport on different beaches in the Pacific, such as Punta Chame a Panamá West, Las Lajas and La Barqueta, in the province of Chiriquí, Playa Venao and El Arenal on the Azuero peninsula. San Blas would be a great place for this sport, but it is banned by the San Blas authorities.
Paddle Board/Stand Up Paddle
Born in the 60s, it is one of the surf modalities that is developing the most today, being one of the most recent. This sport consists of surfing standing on a long, larger board, assisted by a paddle. In this way, it allows us to increase speed and maneuver in a simple way, using the oar as a rudder. Paddle surfing has become a sport not only of waves because it is currently used as a means of making paddle surf routes on beaches, cliffs, rivers, marshes and many other places.
Trekking: in the forest & the mountains
The National Parks of Panama contain an endless number of
Hiking possibilities and many of them are quite easy to navigate without a guide.
However, due to the density of some of the rainforests, it is advisable to stay on the designated trails. To increase your chances of getting to see life.
Horses are a way of life in Panama and it is not unusual to look out the window of your little house and find a horse staring at you.
Horseback riding in Panama is mostly on western horses with western saddles.
There are great areas for horseback riding on the beaches of Bocas del Toro, near the Bay of Dolphins and the mountains of Boquete, El Valle or the Costa Arriba of Colón.
There is a wide range of opportunities for boating in Panama.
The San Blas archipelago, which is located in the Caribbean Sea a few miles off the north coast of Panama, was chosen as the third most beautiful destination in the world and the best way to explore is by sailboat.
Of the 365 islands, only 10% are inhabited, the remaining islands are deserted or are home to some isolated families
Located on the Pacific Coast of Panama is one of the country’s most valuable treasures – the Archipelago of the Pearls.
Historically famous for its pearls, the islands are now well known for the incredible boating in the area.
Another highly recommended sailing destination is the Coiba Archipelago, which has both a rich fauna and small desert islets.
Feel like Robinson Crusoe as you explore lonely places, meet indigenous people and enjoy the beauty of Panama by boat!
We also offer beach hotels with golf courses, and daily excursions in the region and responsive services of reliability.
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