WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM Destination Panama!

Access and Response: We are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your important questions during the bidding and planning process.

Creativity and Innovation: Our mandate is to work with you to build and maximize the results of your budget and your program to meet and exceed the expectations of your audience.

Reliability: We have the expertise and management resources to ensure the program promised is delivered.

Attention to detail: Our team of well-trained and committed professionals will oversee every detail of your event and handle last minute changes necessary to keep your project on track.

Destination Panama

Our key driving principles

One of our key driving principles is the importance of developing long term relationships with all of our industry partners. We believe in the power of collaboration, working together for the common goal of an incredible guest experience.

The strength and character of the Destination Panama corporate culture is based on this dedication and collective experience of our team.  We have a passion for what we do, we are flexible in our approach, uncompromising about our quality, and committed to straight forward integrity in our dealings.  We are your committed partners in creating memories that last a lifetime.

WE WANT TO BE YOUR PARTNERS IN PANAMA!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM Destination Panama!

Access and Response: We are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your important questions during the bidding and planning process.

Creativity and Innovation: Our mandate is to work with you to build and maximize the results of your budget and your program to meet and exceed the expectations of your audience.

Reliability: We have the expertise and management resources to ensure the program promised is delivered.

Attention to detail: Our team of well-trained and committed professionals will oversee every detail of your event and handle last minute changes necessary to keep your project on track.

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Our key driving principles

One of our key driving principles is the importance of developing long term relationships with all of our industry partners. We believe in the power of collaboration, working together for the common goal of an incredible guest experience.

The strength and character of the Destination Panama corporate culture is based on this dedication and collective experience of our team.  We have a passion for what we do, we are flexible in our approach, uncompromising about our quality, and committed to straight forward integrity in our dealings.  We are your committed partners in creating memories that last a lifetime.

WE WANT TO BE YOUR PARTNERS IN PANAMA!

Our Services

Our flexible and solutions-oriented approach are the qualities that allow us create extraordinary and memorable experiences. From concept to reality, our services and events are custom designed to meet the creative, specific, and budgetary needs of the professional meeting planners and executives we serve.

You can rely on us for skilled professional planning of your Meeting, Incentive or Business Event. We have the experience and destination know-how; we demand the best from ourselves and for our clients. Our services start with comprehensive collaboration:

Our Services

Our flexible and solutions-oriented approach are the qualities that allow us create extraordinary and memorable experiences. From concept to reality, our services and events are custom designed to meet the creative, specific, and budgetary needs of the professional meeting planners and executives we serve.

You can rely on us for skilled professional planning of your Meeting, Incentive or Business Event. We have the experience and destination know-how; we demand the best from ourselves and for our clients. Our services start with comprehensive collaboration:

List of Services

List of Services

List of Services

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Founders

Darryl Wheeler - Destination Panama

Darryl Wheeler

President / Partner

(+507) 6287-0271

Destination Panama Is led by an industry veteran, a DMC professional with 30+ plus years as a senior level executive and business owner. Darryl has a solution oriented demeaner while his strong administrative background and proactive management style, coupled with years of hands-on experience, offers his clients and team members a solid operational base for quality service and seamless project execution.

Originally from Canada, Darryl graduated with a diploma in Hospitality and Tourism from Centennial College. His tourism background started from his early days at a Toronto based DMC as a Tour Guide. He quickly worked his way up to Program Planner and then Director of Operations. He started his career in Western Canada as General Manager of a prominent Catering Company, later accepting a position as Director of Operations for an International DMC/Event Production Agency based in Vancouver.

In 2001, he opened his own DMC/Event company – Max West. The Company delivered over 2000 Meetings, Incentives, and Business Events throughout Western Canada before selling his majority ownership and divesting completely in 2014.

For 5 years, Darryl had been primarily living and working in Central America and the Caribbean providing meeting planning and logistic service contracts for a handful of Fortune 500 Companies. When one of those companies offered to financially back a business opportunity, the result is Destination Panama.

When Darryl has down time, he is either in the backyard crafting his BBQ skills or you can find him in the dog park playing with his 5 Jack Russell Terriers.

Most would describe Juan as a steadfast, determined,
can-do, go-getter, a risk taker armed with a fearless never quit attitude.

After initially studying engineering at college, he graduated an attorney at law starting his career as a practicing corporate lawyer. He transitioned into Hospitality and Tourism deciding that bringing an idea to life while bringing joy to the hearts of all those he can touch along the way as the underlying reason that he was drawn to the event industry.

Now with 20 years as an executive in the air, marine, ground transport and hospitality fields under his belt, he brings a wealth of logistical, analytical and problem-solving skills to each and every project he’s involved with. His unbridled enthusiasm and boundless energy fuel his dedication to excellence. Juan is the backbone of operations for Destination Panama.

Whether it is a corporate incentive program, association meeting, city-wide conference, or public event, Juan has the management tools and tactical know-how to get the job done.

When Juan is not working, he is keeping an eye on what’s most important to him, a code his father taught him; He loves being a dad and spending plenty of quality time with his family on adventures that both educate and build the memories that will last a lifetime.

“We don’t know how long our journey in this life will be; for those who have your parents with you, hug them, hug your kids and tell them how much you love them…”

Juan Gonzáles - Destination Panama

Juan González

Chief Operating Officer / Partner

(+507) 6949-2478

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Panama

The most cosmopolitan capital in Central America, Panama City is both vibrant metropolis and gateway to tropical escapes. Panama has something to offer everyone. With the Latin American spirit – Panama City sizzles! Its modern infrastructure, cosmopolitan look and feel, is well contrasted by the charming Old Quarter, folklore, culture and traditions.

Panama has a wide variety of world-class attractions: exotic tropical rainforests, stunning mountain refuges, a Caribbean and Pacific Coast with 1500 islands, seven living Indigenous cultures , a Miami-style sophisticated capital city, a vibrant nightlife, Spanish colonial historical sites, world class golfing, diving, sport fishing, and surfing, not to mention that 8th wonder of the world the Panama Canal. It’s hard to think of any other destination that has such a variety of attractions close by and so easy to get to.

Destination Panama

Why choose Panama?

Panama City is one of the ten least expensive capital cities in the world. First rate hotels, top tier restaurants, and the best shopping in Latin America.

Leave the parka at home – its always between 24 °C (75.2 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F) in Panama.

You can drink the tap water.

Panama contains the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic from the same spot! You can swim both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean in the same day.

Copa Airlines – The World’s Most On-Time Airlines ranked In 2019. Panama is the Heart of the Americas, and the Tocumen International Airport is the Hub, the largest and most modern airport in Central America.

Panama uses the U.S. dollar as its official currency

For both the hard and soft adventure seeker, Panama has a ton to offer: Rafting, Kayaking, Rappelling, Ziplining, ATV, Surfing, Snorkeling, Sport Fishing, Golf, Jungle Treks

Panama has the second-largest duty-free zone in the world.

Panama City is the only capital in the world with a rainforest within its limits.

Panama is paradise for wildlife watching: Three-Toed Sloths, Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Ospreys and Quetzals, Capuchins and Tamarins…  All told, Panama is home to 940 bird species, 218 mammal, 226 reptile, 164 amphibian – and a total of 125 species found nowhere else in the world.

You really get a feel for what makes the city tick. The hip neighborhood where cobblestones link boutique hotels with rooftop bars and crumbled ruins with pirate lore

Panama rates as one of the happiest places in the world “how well nations are doing at achieving long, happy, sustainable lives”.

The Panama Canal is a unique experience which can’t be reproduced anywhere else in the world. See 50,000 ton vessels rise and drop more than 50 feet as they make their way through Panama from one ocean to another.

Seven living indigenous cultures with their own way of life and traditions.

Panama City is one of the ten least expensive capital cities in the world. First rate hotels, top tier restaurants, and the best shopping in Latin America.

Leave the parka at home – its always between 24 °C (75.2 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F) in Panama.

You can drink the tap water.

Panama contains the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic from the same spot! You can swim both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean in the same day.

Copa Airlines – The World’s Most On-Time Airlines ranked In 2019. Panama is the Heart of the Americas, and the Tocumen International Airport is the Hub, the largest and most modern airport in Central America.

Panama uses the U.S. dollar as its official currency

For both the hard and soft adventure seeker, Panama has a ton to offer: Rafting, Kayaking, Rappelling, Ziplining, ATV, Surfing, Snorkeling, Sport Fishing, Golf, Jungle Treks

Panama has the second-largest duty-free zone in the world.

Panama City is the only capital in the world with a rainforest within its limits.

Panama is paradise for wildlife watching: Three-Toed Sloths, Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Ospreys and Quetzals, Capuchins and Tamarins…  All told, Panama is home to 940 bird species, 218 mammal, 226 reptile, 164 amphibian – and a total of 125 species found nowhere else in the world.

You really get a feel for what makes the city tick. The hip neighborhood where cobblestones link boutique hotels with rooftop bars and crumbled ruins with pirate lore

Panama rates as one of the happiest places in the world “how well nations are doing at achieving long, happy, sustainable lives”.

The Panama Canal is a unique experience which can’t be reproduced anywhere else in the world. See 50,000 ton vessels rise and drop more than 50 feet as they make their way through Panama from one ocean to another.

Seven living indigenous cultures with their own way of life and traditions.