Panama – A Planner’s Ideal Destination


When trying to settle on a meeting destination, there are definitely some “musts” to consider. How accessible is it? What about accommodations? Meeting space? Dining options? Are there exciting things to do with something for everyone to enjoy? And, most of all, will the trip be remembered long after the event is over?

Panama is tops as the perfect meeting and incentive destination for all types of groups, mostly because it can satisfy on so many levels. Reflecting its mix of business and leisure visitors, Panama offers a fine collection of 18-hole, championship courses that lie just outside the capital or not far away along the Pacific Coast. For those who’d rather get their thrills on the water, its two-ocean coasts, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, boast world-class sport fishing, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.

On land, it’s a flora and fauna delight with tropical rainforests and beautiful vistas, the amazing Panama Canal and all that surrounds it, plus a plethora of art and culture, active nightlife — fine dining, music clubs, and casinos. Shoppers will find everything from outdoor fairs and native markets to the Metrocenter Shopping Mall, the largest in Central America.

There’s never a shortage of accommodations with a variety to choose from depending on a group’s needs —take your pick of world-class and boutique hotels to luxury eco lodges, private villas and beachside resorts. A modern infrastructure, the largest convention center in Central America, and many state-of-the-art centers inside hotels large and small, afford reliability and easy accessibility for meetings and conventions groups.

Getting to Panama is a breeze, too, with easy airlift options to Panama from the U.S. and Canada.

For planners searching for an ideal destination, Panama easily fits the bill.