These are the Best Photography Spots in Panama. After spending some time in Panama and visiting almost the entire country. I have found the gems for photographers and travelers alike.
When I arrived in Panama, I didn’t know what to expect. I had somewhat of a plan. However, just like all my travels, I like to show up and start exploring. I wanted to visit the entire country, and that I did. (Well, almost)
The Best Photography Spots in Panama
I began in Panama City, in one of the most well-known hotels in Panama City, Panama. From there, I will take you to a journey to San Blas, where we continue to find epic locations to shoot.
Once we are done with San Blas, we head to Bocas Del Toro, where you can find more fantastic photography locations, great food, and good vibes.
The gear we recommend is a good camera and the holy trinity. A wide-angle lens. 14-24mm or something similar. A 24-70mm or something similar and, of course, a 70-200mm or something similar.
If you do not have these particular lenses, do not worry; something similar will be just fine. It would be best if you also had a tripod.
Best Photography Spots in Panama
1. Hotel Plaza Paitilla Inn. If you are looking for a photo of the Panama skyline, this is the place. Make sure you ask for a room with a view. Lens used Nikon 24-85mm and Nikon 14-24mm.
2. The Amador Causeway. Take a beautiful drive on El Causeway De Amador to get stunning views of the skyline. This is a seven image panoramic shot with my favorite travel lens, the Nikon 24-85mm. I put them together in Adobe Lightroom.
3. Biomuseo. While on The Amador Causeway, stop at the Biomuseo and snap some flicks. I did not get to go in. However, I was able to get this shot with my Drone and edited it with my Aerial Presets.
4. Panama Canal Miraflores Locks. The Panama Canal is a must when you visit Panama. I mean, it is an architectural masterpiece, and there is lots of history here. Pro tip: Go an hour before they close. There are fewer crowds and epic sunsets. Lens used Nikon 24-85mm. From this particular spot, you can see the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean at the same time.
5. Roadster’s Diner. This place is cool, an old diner in the middle of the city. Looks out of place but cool—a refreshing stop along the way. Lens used Nikon 24-85mm. Pro tip: Bring a Model. Model: @MercedesNavil.
6. Casco Viejo. This is my favorite neighborhood in Panama City. It’s an old neighborhood full of history and just beautiful. This photo does not do it justice. We were scouting the night before to do a shoot the next day; however, it never stopped raining. Pro tip: show up early and walk around. There is plenty to see and shoot, and there are a lot of rooftop bars and restaurants with epic city views—photo shot with my Nikon 24-85mm.
7. San Blas Islands. Moving out of the city, we have The San Blas Islands. These islands are so beautiful you have to visit when you are here. You can stay go for the day or stay for a few days. Pro tip: Stay overnight to get the full experience. Image shot with Mavic Air.
8. The Stars in San Blas. While you are in San Blas, make sure you book a tour to the go see the stars. You can swim with them and take photos. Pro tip: Please do not take the stars out of the water. They will die. I shot this image with my go Pro.
9. Bocas Del Toro. Once you are done with San Blas and all of its beauty, head out to Bocas Del Toro. This place is way different than San Blas and just as beautiful. I stayed at this fantastic spot and dedicated my entire stay to photos and relaxation. Pro tip: Stay in a bungalow to maximize awesomeness. I stayed in the two-story one in the middle. I shot this with my Nikon 14-24mm and Nikon 24-85mm.
10. The Panama Skyline. If you are looking for another epic view of the Panama Skyline, book a room at The Euros Stars Hotel and go to the rooftop. This is the view. This is a panoramic shot taken with my Nikon 14-24mm. Pro tip: Sunrise is the best time to shoot.
These are the Best Photography Spots in Panama
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