Best Time To Visit Panama

When to go

The best time to visit is in the dry season between December and May, although it can be very hot during this time. Hurricanes are most likely in September and October and we do not recommend travelling to this region at this time.

When to go to Panama - Climate Chart

Getting there

For Panama City, Iberia flies from Madrid to Panama City non-stop and KLM flies from Amsterdam to Panama City non-stop, or go via the US.

Time Zone 

GMT -5 hours


British passport holders do not require visas to enter Panama, although if you fly via the US, the ESTA will be compulsory. 


There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter Panama. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.

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