Couples wishing to marry in Panama must provide original birth certificates, health certificates and passports. Divorce and death decrees are required if necessary. For more information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Passports are required for entry into Panama. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of Panama, but English is common.
The official currency of Aruba is the Panamanian Balboa, but USD are also widely used and accepted.
Climate & Beaches
Panama has a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 85 to 95 degrees F. Panamanian summer is from December to April and the rainy season is May to November.
Though not as well-known as its neighbors for beaches, Panama has breathtaking islands like Comarca Kuna Yala off its Caribbean coast that have powdery white sand and vibrant coral reefs. The Las Perlas Archipelago and “Slippers Island” also have rich displays of coral and bright, beautiful water to swim and snorkel through.
Activities & Attractions
With two oceans to explore, along with rainforests, mountains, and Panama City, there is plenty to do here. Colon Island is named for Columbus and has bright green Caribbean waters perfect for snorkeling and diving. The Cays are a series of remote Archipelagos jutting into the ocean with shallow reefs that are virtually uninhabited and great for day tours. If you want to relax as you see the country, the Panama Railroad is a great sightseeing trip. Of course, Panama City, the largest in Central America, has a bustling food scene and gleaming high rises for shopping and dining.