Information for Travelers
The country of Panama sits on the land bridge between Central and South America and is broken in half by the Panama Canal.
This masterpiece of human engineering connects the Atlantic to the Pacific and is an important shipping route.
Beautiful beaches and islands can be found along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.
The country's mountainous interior is home to coffee plantations, small towns, waterfalls, wildlife and some wonderful hiking trails.
In Panama City, you'll find a modern metropolis with shops, restaurants and an array of attractions and things to do.
Panama's small geographic area offers a wide variety of landscapes, interesting towns and cities, and a multitude of vacation possibilities.
Panama's most famous attraction by far is the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Watching a huge ship, piled high with colorful containers, slip silently into the locks, reveals the true enormity of this great feat of engineering.
Taking a canal boat tour gives you even more perspective.
Most first-time visitors head to Casco Viejo, the Old Town, to soak up the atmosphere and see some of the city's history.
In the capital, Panama City, modern skyscrapers, casinos and nightclubs contrast with the colonial buildings of the old city "Casco Viejo".
In addition to the rainforest of the nature reserve "Parque natural Metropolitano".
Read about Panama in Wikipedia