PLAN YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN PANAMA
Panama is one of the most attractive destinations in the world. Enjoy two different oceans, experience the mountains and rainforest, learn about native cultures and take advantage of vibrant urban life. Panama means abundance of fish and can also describe Panama’s reputation as a paradise for water sports and eco-tourists alike.
Panama was recently named the country with the most bird species in the world; over 900. You and your wedding guests can experience the many attractions Panama has to offer: zip-line over the jungle, tour the Panama Canal, go white water rafting, enjoy romantic tours and more.
Panama is a peninsula joining Central and South America with white and dark sand beaches on the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This also allows for easy travel for your honeymoon to a variety of other destinations in Central and South America.
The Panama Canal
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Panama’s most famous attraction is by far the Panama Canal. The best spot for you and your wedding guests to view the canal is from the Miraflores Locks, about 25 minutes from downtown Panama City. You can see the canal from the five-story visitor center, which also contains a small museum, and restaurant, and is close to an IMAX theater.
Take a boat tour through the canal to experience the enormity of this great feat of engineering.
Kitesurf at Punta Chame
Punta Chame is about 1.5 hours from Panama City, and about 20 minutes from the town of Chame, along the Pan-American Highway. The winds are side on shore and quite consistent from December to April, which is Panama’s dry season. Several kite schools offer lessons, including Machete Kite and Kitesurf Panama, located at opposite ends of the beach.
Visit the National Park of Isla Coiba
If you want to experience wildlife, check out Coiba National Park on Isla Coiba. This biodiverse island hosts close to 200 bird species, crocodiles, turtles, and snakes. Scuba diving here is very popular due to the enormous whale sharks that frequent the area. These gentle giants are curious creatures and enjoy interacting with divers. Tours to Isla Coiba can be arranged in Santa Catalina.
Take a stroll through the streets of Casco Viejo
History surrounds you as you stroll through the narrow streets of Casco Viejo, also known as the Old Town. See colorful buildings, historic ruins, and great views out over the bay towards the gleaming towers of modern Panama City. This area is compact, and all the sights are within an easy stroll of one another.
In the evening, the buildings and ruins are creatively lit up, and restaurants set up tables and chairs on the sidewalks. This area is ideal for a romantic getaway, with boutique hotels located in restored buildings dating from the 18th or 19th century.
A passport that is valid for at least three months past the date of entry.
A return ticket to home country or onward destination.
Money – either $500 in cash or its equivalent, or credit card, bank statement, letter of employment or travelers checks.
Certified birth certificates (Authenticated by the Panamanian Consulate in the country from where they are leaving. Then it must be taken to the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores in Panama to be authenticated).
Medical Certificate – issued by a Panamanian doctor within 15 days prior of wedding.
Application: Contact for further instruction
Notice Period: None
Residency Period: None
Waiting Period: 15 days for medical certificate
Fees (US Dollars)
Spanish is the official and primary language of the Latin American country of Panama.
In addition to its Panamanian balboa, Panama accepts the U.S. dollar “at par” (a rate of 1:1). This means that travelers don’t have to worry about exchanging money in foreign airports or dealing with fluctuating exchange rates—making Panama an economical destination, at least for now.
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