5 of the Best Family Activities to do in Panama

5 of the Best Family Activities to Do in Panama

Traveling provides a unique opportunity for family members to connect while creating priceless memories in a new environment. As such, family vacations are becoming increasingly popular, especially among younger parents—in 2018, 44 percent of millennials were expected to embark on a family getaway that year. Fortunately for them, Panama offers a variety of fun and exciting experiences that people of all ages can enjoy. From connecting with the country’s diverse wildlife to cruising along the turquoise waters, these are some of the best family activities to do in Panama.

Whale Watching

Whale watching is an extraordinary way to connect with wildlife in its natural habitat, and the activity is especially spectacular in Panama. Each year between July and October, over 2,000 humpback whales migrate to Panama from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to breed and give birth. For this reason, our tours during this time experience a 95 percent success rate for spotting a whale.

Nature Walk

Taking a nature walk with your family is a great way to get acquainted with the incredible array of flora and fauna that Panama’s stunning landscapes have to offer. While traversing through indigenous rainforests or walking along tropical beaches, keep an eye out for the many birds, iguanas, and even howler monkeys that make their home there.

Sunset Cruise

One of the best ways to witness the incredible sunsets in Panama is a relaxing sunset cruise. These excursions are offered at many Panama pacific resorts—including Selva Terra Island Resort! As pink and orange streaks paint the sky, gathering your family members close and watching the sun dip into the ocean is the perfect way to end your adventure-filled day in Panama.


Panama’s turquoise waters teem with vibrant and diverse marine life. As such, snorkeling is one of the most popular activities for families to do when visiting this breathtaking country. While gliding through the clear water, guests have the chance to see manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is one of the best family activities to do in Panama because it’s suitable for people of all ages and skill levels. Selva Terra’s horseback riding tours will take you through the country’s native jungles or along the sandy beaches. Tour options range from one-hour to three-hour excursions.  

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