There are over 1,500 islands in Panama for you to explore with your camera in hand.

With this guide, you can make the most of your trip! Keep reading for seven of the best places in Panama for photos.

Make sure you have your camera charged before you go!

1. Bocas del Toro

Get ready for some brilliant blues. During your quest for the best Panama photos, don’t forget to visit Bocas del Toro.

From the coral reef system to the deep blue waters, there’s plenty to explore. While you’re there, dive into the water and go snorkeling. You can also book a tour to see the San Blas stars.

If you have a go Pro or waterproof camera, snap a photo of the starfish basking in the sand.

2. The San Blas Islands

With their hanging bungalows and palm tree islands, the San Blas Islands are the perfect spot for a tropical photo shoot.

Consider staying at a resort over the water for pictures of Panama you won’t forget.

3. A Boquete Coffee Plantation

Boquete is a little village outside of the Chiriqui Highlands. In addition to one of the top private gardens in the world, you can also visit the town’s coffee plantations.

If you’re not a coffee drinker, Boquete is also full of hiking opportunities. Grab your boots and head into the lush rain forest. There, you’ll find leaves glistening with dew, gentle fog, and countless waterfalls for your Panama photos.

4. Isla Escudo de Veraguas

While you’re looking for the best places in Panama for photos, don’t forget the hidden gem of Panama. This island houses a vast mangrove system that’s perfect for photos.

This is also home to the three-toed pygmy sloth, which is a rare specimen. Hopefully one peeks out for a photo.

5. Biomuseo

View Panama’s natural history in new, fascinating ways. The Biomuseum explores how we understand, see, and conserve nature. The museum’s unique, colorful rooftops are perfect for a Panama pic.

If you have a drone, this is a great opportunity to get a few aerial shots of this colorful piece of architecture.

6. Panama Canal Miraflores Locks

Your trip to Panama wouldn’t feel complete without a stop to the Panama Canal. This architectural masterpiece was built between 1903 and 1914 to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Today, you can watch large-scale ships pass through the Miraflores Locks archway before diving into the city’s history.

While you’re there, consider touring one of these Panama Canal cruise destinations. During the cruise, you’ll glide through the masterpiece before delving into the Panamanian rain forest.

7. Casco Viejo

For a few rustic shots, check out this Panama City neighborhood. The entire area is full of history, preserved beauty, and potential Panama pics.

Take a walk through the neighborhood at night while the streets are glowing under lamplight. There are also a lot of rooftop bars throughout the neighborhood where you can capture more city views.

Strike a Pose: 7 of the Best Places in Panama for Photo-Ops

There’s no end to Panama’s natural beauty. Get ready to strike a pose as you visit these seven best places in Panama for photos.

Explore the travel section of the blog for more worldwide photo-ops!