Wondering what to do in Panama? Worry not – there is no shortage of things to do in Panama City. In fact, adventurous things to do in Panama can be found tenfold at Selina Kalu Yala. Beyond the gorgeous, beautifully-designed accommodations, Selina Kalu Yala offers a place to connect with others, ranking it among the best places to stay in Panama. Delicious food, beautiful architecture, incredible stories, and lifelong relationships are to be expected when you stay at Selina Kalu Yala.

Among the top places to visit in Panama are stunning views and lush jungles home to Selina Kalu Yala. Guests are inspired to fuel creativity in this energetic artistic eco-village. Attend lectures at Kalu Yala’s sustainability institute, dance all night, or try something brand new to you. Things to do in Panama City when spending a day at Selina Kalu Yala include the famous hike to Jaguar Falls through the jungle, horseback riding, biologist guided night hikes, sustainable farm tours, mountain biking, cooking lessons, and a distillery tour, co-working, and community-driven initiatives during your stay in a private teepee, darling dorm, or seriously sweet suite.

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Unique things to do in Panama are aplenty here. For example, the Selina Gives Back activities are all free for visitors. Guests are invited to share their talents in assisting future “Chef Kids” and helping with English instruction for locals. Other activities include painting, building, and improving local infrastructure; teaching arts and crafts, and yoga lessons for locals. Options for protecting the environment include reforestation, local town cleanups, environmental education, and more. Selina is so unique in the way that we support local initiatives that contribute to building the identity and culture of local communities.

If you’re looking for a unique, immersive, purpose-filled experience, you’re looking for Selina Kalu Yala. Of all the coolest places in Panama, Selina Kalu Yala is one you will never forget. 

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If you stay and decide you don’t want to leave any time soon – Selina Kalu Yala offers internships welcoming guests to stay awhile. Some of the positions available include Sustainable Agriculture Resident, Resident Hiking Leader, and Tropical Biology (and Global Change) Teachers Assistant. 

Residents are provided free room and board in exchange for five hours of work, five days per week. Resident work periods range from two to three months. The first six weeks primarily consist of training. After three months, residents are eligible for paid positions. 

For more information about what to expect and plan for a trip to Selina Kalu Yala, visit www.selina.com/panama/kalu-yala or https://www.facebook.com/selinakaluyala


Brittney Schering
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Brittney is a global writer and editor fluent in wanderlust with work published in Forbes Travel Guide, Time Out, Culture Trip, International Living, and more. Hailing from Detroit, MI, she first moved to NYC, then LA, and from there, NOLA, before venturing overseas to Panama. Follow Brittney on Instagram at @existential_bls.

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