Things to do in Panama City in August

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August is a good time to visit Panama City. The weather is usually very warm, muggy, with temperatures ranging from 78—84°F (26—29°C). There are plenty of events to check out and activities to try in Panama City during this time. Some of our top recommendations: go white-water rafting on the Chiriqui River, visit the San Blas Islands, visit the Panama Canal, and more!

Panama City has plenty to offer for visitors of all ages and interests. In this article, we tell you the top things to see and do for your August trip to Panama City. Get inspired by the events, activities, attractions, and experiences unique to August. We’ll let you know where to explore events based on your interests, whether that’s food, culture, art, music, sport or others.

We’ll let you know everything you need to prepare for the weather in Panama City in August. Learn about what to wear and pack for your trip, the average temperatures throughout August, temperature changes from morning to evening and much more.

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Best events and things to do in Panama City in August

Top experiences in August

Go white-water rafting on the Chiriqui River

The Chiriqui River is one of the best places in Panama for white-water rafting, and August is a great time to go as the water levels are high. You can experience the thrill of navigating rapids while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Chiriqui region.

Visit the San Blas Islands

The San Blas Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Panama that are home to the Kuna Yala indigenous people. In August, you can experience the Kuna Yala's traditional way of life and enjoy the beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Visit the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is one of the most famous engineering feats in the world and is a must-see for anyone visiting Panama. In August, you can see the canal in action as ships pass through on their way to the Pacific or Atlantic.

Go whale watching in the Gulf of Chiriqui

August is the perfect time to go whale watching in the Gulf of Chiriqui, as humpback whales migrate through the area during this time. You can take a boat tour to see these magnificent creatures up close and personal.

Visit the Embera Village

The Embera Village is a traditional indigenous village located in the rainforest near Panama City. In August, you can experience the Embera's traditional dances, music, and food, and learn about their way of life.

Go birdwatching in Soberania National Park

Soberania National Park is home to over 500 species of birds, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. In August, you can see migratory birds that are passing through the area on their way to South America.

Hike to the top of Volcan Baru

Volcan Baru is the highest peak in Panama and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. August is a great time to hike to the top, as the weather is cooler and the skies are clearer.

Holidays in Panama City in August

August
  • Foundation of Old Panama City (August 15)
Other notable holidays

Temperatures on an average day in Panama City in August

The average temperature in Panama City in August for a typical day ranges from a high of 84°F (29°C) to a low of 78°F (26°C). Some would describe it as very warm, muggy.

For comparison, the hottest month in Panama City, April, has days with highs of 88°F (31°C) and lows of 78°F (26°C). The coldest month, January has days with highs of 85°F (29°C) and lows of 76°F (25°C). This graph shows how an average day looks like in Panama City in August based on historical data.

Historical temperature average in August

84°F

highs

78°F

lows

General weather summary

Very warm, muggy

FEELS LIKE

12.4 hrs

DAYLIGHT LENGTH

Sleeveless shirt, rain coat and rain boots

WHAT TO WEAR

84%

CHANCE OF RAIN

6:09 AM

SUNRISE

0.361 in

AMOUNT

6:34 PM

SUNSET

7.7 mph

WIND SPEED

24%

CLOUD COVER

83%

HUMIDITY

What to wear in August

With an average high of 84°F (29°C) and a low of 78°F (26°C), it generally feels very warm, muggy. There might also be a very good chance of rain. With that in mind, most people would dress in something very light like a sleeveless shirt and top it off with a rain coat and rain boots.

Best attractions for Panama City in August

Besides the array of exciting events and activities Panama City has to offer for travelers in August, we want to remind you of the classic attractions in Panama City that are great to visit at this time of the year as well! You can’t miss these iconic landmarks, local favorites, and places rich with cultural heritage. We hope to give you insights and inspiration into the best things to see and do to make the most of your visit. Here is a list of our top attractions in Panama City for August.

1. San Felipe

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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2. Miraflores Visitor's Center

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
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3. Albrook Mall

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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1. San Felipe

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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Julie G.
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2. Miraflores Visitor's Center

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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3. Albrook Mall

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
Read More
This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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1. San Felipe

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
Read More
This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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2. Miraflores Visitor's Center

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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3. Albrook Mall

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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1. San Felipe

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
Read More
This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
Read More
This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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2. Miraflores Visitor's Center

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
Read More
This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
Read More
This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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3. Albrook Mall

Also known as Casco Viejo, San Felipe is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals.

Julie G.
Read More
This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
Read More
This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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Besides the array of exciting events and activities Panama City has to offer for travelers in August, we want to remind you of the classic attractions in Panama City that are great to visit at this time of the year as well! You can’t miss these iconic landmarks, local favorites, and places rich with cultural heritage. We hope to give you insights and inspiration into the best things to see and do to make the most of your visit. Here is a list of our top attractions in Panama City for August.

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Besides the array of exciting events and activities Panama City has to offer for travelers in August, we want to remind you of the classic attractions in Panama City that are great to visit at this time of the year as well! You can’t miss these iconic landmarks, local favorites, and places rich with cultural heritage. We hope to give you insights and inspiration into the best things to see and do to make the most of your visit. Here is a list of our top attractions in Panama City for August.