Coronado, Panama sightseeing.
Coronado has always been by far, the first and most developed town in the Republic of Panamá. Bringing new life and new things to the area are the many small and picturesque towns that surround Coronado, like Chame, Punta Chame, Gorgona, San Carlos, El Palmar, Santa Clara, SeaClif, Bejuco, Sajalices, Buenaventura, Punta Barco, Sorá and Altos de María, among others. Also in the neighborhood are the spectacular Campana Hights and El Valle de Antón, with their very own unique and special sightseeing.
Maybe the most significant sightseeing is the nice beaches, making this place one of the most interesting for the thousands of visitors who come to surf and seek the sunshine, with supplemental benefits like mountains, spas, modern resorts and malls, valleys with exotic flowers and animals... but at the same time, quiet, relaxing and with a country smell in the air for the ones who appreciate these things......all in one place. But with it all, Coronado always has a distinctive charm with the class of the rich and famous.
Things to do?...... hiking, swimming, horseback riding, jogging, running, golfing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, shopping at the four modern malls in the neighborhood, eating local or international dishes, fishing, boat rides to other islands, taking yoga or tai-chi, sharing customs and even vegetables with locals and visitors, bird watching, visiting nearby towns and resorts...and much more; you just have to find it.
Minutes away by car, you find El Valle de Antón, which is an interesting trip for one day or a sleepover. El Valle de Antón has excellent weather, beautiful arts and crafts, warm people, a great public market, an excellent gold frog and orchids sanctuary, in addition to a mini zoo with exotic birds and animals, and impressive mountains covered by fog sometimes.
No matter if you stay at Coronado itself, Buenaventura, or any of the many hotels and resorts in the general Coronado area, your trip to the "interior" of Panamá will represent a unique experience. And if you have the time... just extend your trip to the provinces of Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro, and visit Pedasí as well. The new Río Hato airport just opened in the Coronado area, which makes it a lot easier to visit all these places.
For the nature lovers, don´t miss San Blas, Barro Colorado, Coiba Island, or any of the many islands, as well as Gamboa (which, of all these places, is closest to Panama City).