What is the best time of year to visit?

January-March is the driest time of the year and tends to be the most favored by tourists, depending on your tastes.  As expected of a tropical country Panama gets lots of rain most of the year!  This area being one of the driest, however, you can expect frequent beautifully sunny days even when the rains start in May.  Sunny days during the rainy season are some of the most beautiful, since everything is in full bloom and lush green. The foliage after January starts to get a bit brown, but the landscape also becomes peppered with gorgeous flowering trees in different hues of pink and peach that bloom only in the dry season.  The optimal travel time is therefore completely up to you.  A note, however, to those who dislike rain:  October-November tend to be the rainiest months of the whole year.