There’s (almost) nothing more exciting than planning your next journey. Snuggled in your couch on a rainy weekend with a map spread out over the floor and a guidebook in your hand, the adventure starts before you even leave home.
Although we provide a lot of useful information about our favorite Panama destinations here, a guidebook is still an essential travel tool. The best choice is one that is comprehensive, up to date, and also covers off-the-beaten path destinations. After a lot of research, we found exactly what you need.
Our favorite Panama guidebook: The Rough Guide to Panama by Rough Guides
The Rough Guide to Panama is the ultimate travel guide to this vibrant and fascinating country. Discover Panama’s highlights with stunning full-color photography and maps and more listings and information than ever before.
Inside this Panama guidebook you’ll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do — from a boat trip up the Panama Canal to a jungle trek in the Darién, from sightseeing in Panama City to beach-lazing in Guna Yala — as well as up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants, across every price range, that give you clear, balanced reviews and reliable, first-hand opinions.
Whether you have time to browse our detailed chapters, or need fast-fix itineraries and hand-picked highlights, The Rough Guide to Panama will help you make the most of your time.