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Panama is a wonderful destination for couples

Panama for couples

If you and your partner are looking for a holiday that offers something more than all inclusive resorts, sunshine and beaches, Panama could well be the destination for you. This diverse and vibrant Central American nation has a little bit of everything and is perfect for couples who are looking for somewhere exotic and exciting to explore together.

The charming streets of the Old Town in Panama City are a delight to discover hand in hand, while the parks and beaches around this thriving metropolis are the ideal spots to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Within Panama City, you'll have access to a plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes, so fine dining and romantic meals for two will never be far away.

For something a little different, head to one of the country's stunning natural parks, where you can be bowled over by the outstanding scenery. There are vast swathes of rainforest in Panama, not to mention pristine sections of coastline on its Pacific and Caribbean sides, so there is a lot to see with your partner, not to mention the opportunity to try a host of interesting activities together.

Romantic escapes

There are lots of fantastic places for couples to go if they're searching for romantic moments during their holiday in Panama. Although Panama City may not seem like the most tranquil of spots, there are some tucked away corners and hidden gems ideal for loved up couples.

Watching the sunset over Panama City Beach is a classic example - there's nowhere better for a stroll along the sand to see the sun turn the sky glorious shades of golds, oranges and reds as it sinks into the sea. For a peaceful day on the coast, take a boat to the uninhabited Shell Island, where you're bound to find a quiet corner to hide away in.

Indulging in one or two evening meals out is another essential component of a romantic trip and there are certainly plenty of excellent restaurants to visit in Panama City. Some of the most famous - and best-known for their traditional cuisine - are situated in the Old Town area. They include Las Tinajas and Diabolicos, both of which host folk performances in the evenings, as well as serving up tasty meals.

Memorable activities to try

If you and your partner are adventurous, you won't be short of exciting activities to try in Panama either. Heading to one of the country's stunning national parks is a real must and there are numerous things you can have a go at while you're discovering the diverse local nature.

White water rafting is particularly thrilling and will certainly leave you with plenty of memories. You can tackle the rapids on a number of the country's rivers, including Old Chiriqui River, Rio Grande and Mamoni River.

Another option is to swap your sun lounger at the beach for a surfboard and learn how to catch the wonderful waves that roll in from the Atlantic or Pacific, depending on which side of the nation you're on. Learning a new sport together will create fantastic memories and also means that you'll have something more to show off from your getaway than just a sexy tan.

For something a little more sedate, go for a romantic horseback riding experience in the rainforest or take a gentle kayaking tour along the coast or down one of the rivers - both of these are excellent ways to fully appreciate Panama's natural beauty in the company of your other half.

Experience luxury on a holiday in Panama

To really make the most of your romantic break, you need to book a stay in a luxurious hotel in Panama for at least part of your holiday. There are some outstanding resorts in the country that offer excellent service and that will make you and your partner feel incredibly special. If you've just gotten married or are celebrating your honeymoon, many will treat you to special romantic perks or will offer special honeymoon packages.

As well as top hotels in Panama City, there are plenty of options in the nation's more rural areas too. One example is the accommodation on offer in the Gamboa Rainforest, where luxury goes hand in hand with nature. Stay here and you'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the jungle, with plenty of opportunities to get out and explore this vibrant habitat, while at night you can enjoy sumptuous meals and delicious cocktails at the hotel's restaurants and bars.

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