Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Panama City

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Panama City. This city's camping, shopping and restaurants draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Panama City Mall and Panama City Marina. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Panama City

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Panama City a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gulf World Marine Park (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Bay Dunes Golf Course (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Fox Run Country Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Meadows Course at Bay Point Resort (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Water Planet (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Panama City

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Panama City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Panama City is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Andrews State Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Truesdell Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Shell Island (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Mexico Beach (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Conservation Park (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Carillon Beach (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Panama City

Fly into Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.1 mi (29.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is 55.7 mi (89.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Panama City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,137 holiday rentals near Panama City. From 6,095 Condos/Apartments to 522 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Panama City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Panama City?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Panama City:

  • Seacrest: 613 holiday homes
  • Gulf Lagoon Beach: 2,604 holiday homes
  • Bahama Beach: 227 holiday homes
  • Long Beach: 1,853 holiday homes
  • Royal Palms Of Laguna Beach Shores: 124 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Panama City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Panama City. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St. Andrews State Park: 7,841 holiday rentals
  • Truesdell Park: 7,818 holiday rentals
  • Florida State University Panama City: 8,948 holiday rentals
  • Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida: 7,429 holiday rentals
  • Eleventh Street Shopping Center: 1,523 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Panama City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Panama City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 6,095 Condos/Apartments in Panama City. Our other popular types of Panama City holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 522 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 57 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 299 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Panama City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6,369 holiday homes with pool available in Panama City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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