Panama meetings are supported not only by beautiful country, but miles of beaches along its Pacific shore to the south and plenty of Caribbean/Atlantic coastline to the north. Combining those coastlines turns up the best of both worlds: Caribbean beaches in a rainforest setting where boutique lodges welcome executive-style meetings and incentive winners with a yen for a sybaritic and experiential-style getaway, and Pacific beaches with world-class resorts offering meeting planners group-friendly accommodations, facilities, services and a bevy of get-up-and-go options from golf and surfing to village visits and volunteer projects. On the Pacific coast, Santa Catalina is the gateway to Coiba Island National Marine Park, home to the second largest coral reef in the eastern Pacific, and perfect for a snorkel or scuba experience. Punta Chame, with its unique geography and broad, endless beaches, is known for windsurfing and kite surfing. On the Caribbean coast, the beautiful islands of Bocas del Toro are a planner’s favorite, second to Panama City as the country’s most popular visitor destination. North Americans and Europeans have settled here to invest in restaurants, pubs and lodgings, adding comfort and a low-key cosmopolitan flair to a rustic destination with all the hallmarks of a Caribbean fantasy: dreamy beaches, thatched-roofed huts, an aquamarine sea, thick rainforest, birds and fish in a rainbow of colors, and a funky and lively little capital with a laidback lifestyle called Bocas Town, actually on Colon Island. The many beaches of Panama offer plenty of fun in the sun, giving the meetings and incentive market a whole world of active, meet-the-people and nature-based experiences.