Panama is a bustling metropolis well-known for its natural beauty, diverse plant and animal life, and its vibrant music and culture scene. Not to mention, sublime sailing conditions. Need more convincing?
|From deserted island sailing to inland coffee plantations, Panama is a holiday destination for everyone. Star Clippers have come up with five reasons to make Panama your next sailing destination.|
1. Explore the San Blas Islands and say hello to paradise.
The San Blas Islands (traditionally Guna Yala islands) are said to be some of the most beautiful islands in the world. And what’s more, most are uninhabited. Star Clippers can help you live your private island dreams sailing around the San Blas Archipelago. Discover uninterrupted views, pristine sand beaches, and turquoise seas perfect for snorkelling.
2. The Panama Canal
No trip to Panama is complete without crossing the Panama Canal. With Star Clippers, you can enjoy the crossing of the Panama Canal from the luxury and comfort of your Royal Clipper tall ship. Sail between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, take in all the action happening on the canal, and get to know the history of this incredible waterway.
3. Geisha coffee and sip local rum
When it comes to expensive coffee, Panama’s Geisha coffee is at the top of the list (literally). Harvested on Volcán Barú, the tallest mountain in Panama, each coffee cherry is hand-picked with the utmost care. This silky-smooth coffee is more than just a good cup of joe, its magic in a cup.
Geisha coffee isn’t the only delicious drop found in Panama. Those after something with a bit more of a kick should head to a rum distillery. The Zafra rum distillery in Panama produces some of the country’s most exceptional rums. Three decades in bourbon barrels, the Zafra rum takes on a deep, rich hue with notes of vanilla, fruit and oak. In a cocktail or straight up – nothing compares to a Panamanian rum.
4. Explore the Old Town of Casco Viejo
UNESCO Heritage site, Casco Viejo, is Panama City’s most trendy district. With no shortage of stunning colonial mansions, art galleries, bars and restaurants, Casco Viejo is a must-visit for any on-land explorers. Taste the finest chocolate in Panama, listen to jazz music and discover the colour and beauty of hand-made indigenous crafts.
5. Buy a Panama hat
Although the iconic Panama hat was originally made in Ecuador (not Panama), the hat has become an essential buy for travellers visiting Panama. The finest-made Panama hats come from Panama Hats Montecristi. Offering style and sun safety, a Panama hat is the perfect addition to any holiday wardrobe.
From 21st November 2020, set sail for a 14-night journey from Panama to Antigua on-board Star Clippers largest tall ship, Royal Clipper. Starting in Balboa, Panama, sail the Panama Canal toward UNESCO Heritage site Cartagena on Colombia’s north coast before venturing to Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire. After a day at sea, take in the tantalising aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla in Grenada. Find waterfalls on St. Lucia and the beaches and botanical gardens on Guadeloupe before finishing your journey in the epicentre of Caribbean yachting, Antigua on 5th December 2020. Alternately, set sail on 07 November 2020 aboard Royal Clipper from Barbados to Panama for 14 nights.
Star Clippers is one of the top cruise lines in the world. Each tall ship is equipped with first class accommodation, expansive decks, swimming pools and a piano bar. Star Clippers offer exceptional service, attention to detail and specialist knowledge in their sailing destinations.
Panama to Antigua | Royal Clipper | 14-nights | From AUD $5,575 per person, double occupancy, inclusive of 20% Early Booking Discount when you book by 31 January 2020.
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