So, you booked a fishing trip to Panama and are starting to get excited for your big adventure? Awesome!

Now, a couple of the next questions to start thinking about are “ What do you need to travel to Panama?” and “What should you wear in Panama?” To help you prepare for your trip, here are some tips for what to pack, bring, and know before boarding your flight and experiencing Panama for yourself.

What To Pack for a Panama Trip

A good packing list will get you a long way in terms of being comfortable when you travel to Panama. While preparing your list, you’ll need to consider the weather, the activities you have planned, and how much you are able to carry during transportation.

Here are some basics that you will likely want to bring along on your Panamanian adventure:

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Clothing, underwear, socks, and shoes
  • Travel-size toiletries
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Standard/solar phone charger
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Backpack
  • Poncho
  • Travel-size umbrella
  • Waterproof phone case
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash and credit/debit cards
  • Passport

What To Wear in Panama

If you have booked a Boca Chica fishing charter or tuna fishing package in Panama, you’ll need to dress appropriately for your time on the boat and out on the water The climate in the Gulf of Chiriquí has a very consistent year-around temperature that is typically between 70 degrees and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the rainy season typically hits between May and November, with September usually being the rainiest month. January is typically the sunniest month, February is the driest month, and March is the warmest month.

Here are recommendations of what to wear as you set out to catch the various kinds of fish:

  • Long-sleeve, quick-dry, SPF-protective shirts
  • Comfortable shorts or pants
  • Wide-brimmed sun hat
  • Closed-toe sandals or old sneakers
  • Windbreaker, poncho, or raincoat

Get Prepared for Your Panama Vacation

Beyond packing your suitcase, there are other things to think about when preparing for a trip to Panama. For example, you’ll need to have a valid passport to travel to this country and should consider purchasing travel insurance in case of cancellations or delays.

Let someone who you trust know your dates of travel and flight information in case of emergency. You may want to alert your credit card company about your travel dates so that you do not trigger a fraud alert, and arrange for transportation to and from the airports. Also, keep yourself healthy before your trip by getting plenty of rest, eating well, and drinking lots of water.

Contact Us for More Advice!

Panama is our home and we know it well! If you want to get a local’s perspective and pack like a pro, reach out to us for advice about what to bring and wear, plus what to leave at home and how to prepare for your stay at our Panama sport fishing lodge.

Call us at 866-245-1492 or email us at [email protected] for more information!