Last updated on June 4th, 2020

Before I visited Panama to improve my Spanish, the only thing I knew about this Central American country was the Panama Canal and it being a transportation gateway.

Travel photography also keeps me walking, and I wasn’t sure what else I was going to capture in Panama.

I was surprised there was so much beauty in Panama.

And here are some of my travel photography adventures in Panama.

panama long exposure photography water fountain cinta costera
san blas paradise
panama man with hat
panama island
long exposure colored gas panama photos
miraflores dock panama canal
Of course I included a photo of the Panama Canal.
ocean view moonlight san blas night
on top of waterfall boquete cloud forest
painting with light san blas islands panama photography
How I did not know about the San Blas Islands before visiting Panama is still a puzzle. The archipelago consists of 378 islands inhabited by the Kuna Tribe. If you’re a beginner photographer, it’s not possible to take a bad photo here.
kuna tribe chilren san blas islands
And what’s a country without its amazing people – nothing.
hut ocean view san blas islands photos
downstairs pillars biomuseo
cinta costera cityscape photography panama
I made a cityscape photograph of Panama City from Cinta Costera. The place is bustling with locals, street food, and entertainment. There is even a children’s playground for those who are family conscious.
cayo zapatilla paradise, picture of panama
view from waterfall boquete cloud forest
I went on an altitude changing hike in Boquete’s cloud forest. There are waterfalls to capture (or get wet in). If you want a real challenge, then hike up Baru Volcano at night and watch the sunset in the morning.
cayo zapatilla gopro bocas del photography
Perhaps the best location in Bocas del Toro, Cayo Zapatilla offers a photoshoot-ready beach. The location doesn’t have many people, so it was easy to take a snap without a bunch of tourists in the background.
boquete cloud forest waterfall
biomuseo panama city panama

Since I travel long-term, carrying around photography equipment is challenging. Right now, I don’t use my telephoto lens. But if you’re serious about photographing Panama, then consider getting a telephoto lens to photograph wildlife or an underwater camera for marine life. There are dolphins, sloths, stingrays (careful), howler monkeys, birds, etc., to capture moments.

Travel and keep firing that shutter.