Most importantly what you need to know about Panama is that it only has two seasons instead of the traditional four seasons. The high season or dry season starts in December and ends around the middle of March. The low season or wet season is from March to December. It’s kind of implied, but the dry season is when there is limited rain and the weather is more like a “summer” The wet season is just what it implies, its more wet. Similar to the Hawaiian Islands the rain usually comes in the afternoon and might go for an hour or so and then stop. You will occasionally have a full rainy day during the wet season, but its mostly showers that move in and out with the clouds. The months of September to November can be the perfect combination of these two with limited rains which means cooler weather, but its not wet and dreary!
For 2016 Todd and I have decided that we would rather put together a list of amazing things we want to do during the year instead of things we want to not do, change or improve.
2015 was a big year for us! We sold everything that we owned and moved here to Panama. That will probably be hard to top for the rest of our lives, but we will keep trying.
So what do you add to a bucket list when you live in Panama? This country is so full of amazing places, locations and things to do. Here is a Top 10 Bucket List Items in Panama. Some we have already done, but wanted to create a list for others so you can add them to your bucket list!
Top 10 Panama Destinations
- Bocas Del Toro
- Pearl Islands-Contadora Island, Mogo Mogo, Taboga, Isla Del Rey
- San Blas Islands
- Gamboa Rainforest
- El Valle De Anton
- Panama Canal & Locks
- Panama City-Casco Viejo, Panama Viejo, Ancon Hill, Amador Causeway, Fish Market, Albrook Mall
- Colon Free Trade Zone
- Isla Coiba
Moving to “paradise” sometimes isn’t always as amazing as you might expect it to be. Rather the process takes 2 months or two years, uprooting your whole life is never easy. We humans are creatures of habit and find comfort in places, people, things, weather, traffic, etc. Rather its a positive or a negative, what you experience everyday in your life makes up who you are. When all of that goes away or changes, it can be very hard. For me it has been a very tough journey from the move all way to being here in Panama, and now moved in to our new home.