Considering Panama for a summer vacation this year. I'd like a combination of sitting pool/beachside relaxing with sightseeing and getting some local flavor. I haven't really started doing much research and was hoping some of you could provide info. We'll definately see the canal as my 6 year old is totally into any kind of engineering project. I've heard about the train to Colon and a zip line in the rainforest canopy (not sure kids are old enough). My 5 year old love animals so we'll go to the zoo. Is driving relatively safe to be taking the kids around? How rainy is August?