Panama offers cultural diversity, white sandy beaches, hundreds of islands, seafood and seven Indian populations that are native. You will find that Panama is a mix of American efficiency blended with Latin mentality. Panamanians have a command of the English language that makes travel there fun and easy.
Panama is between Costa Rica and Columbia and has a population of about 3.5 million. Panama is one of the most ‘globalized” countries in Latin America and has one of the highest GDP growth rates. Tourism is growing fast in Panama and more than two hundred cruise liners land there.
Panama City is not only the central hub for tours anywhere in the country it is a wonderful destination in itself. There is a blend of modern America, old Spain and Eastern bazaar atmosphere. The Panama Canal is the best-known feature but Panama borders one of Central America’s richest rain forests.
You will find cosmopolitan, historic and ultra-modern living in Panama. Panama City is one of the safest cities in the Americas. In Panama you can explore 16th century historic ruins of Panama Viejo as well as visit modern skyscrapers in the prosperous business district. The center of the city is full of cultural and live events.
Don’t forget about the Panama Canal that is an experience that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. Spend hours watching freighters and ships move through the Canal at the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks. The Panama Canal is called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and is a monument to human engineering and the power of perseverance.
Travel the Amador Causeway that extends from the mainland and connects four small islands offshore. The length of the causeway is lined with palms. You can stop along the way and rest at benches or bike and jog along the paths. Enjoy fine restaurants, sea breezes or visit the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research Aquarium. Also available are yacht clubs, a new cruise port, souvenir shops and residential projects to see.
If you are interested in eco tourism it begins on the outskirts of Panama City. Parque Metropolitano is a large tropical rainforest reserve. In this enormous park there are five trails to explore. You will see the diverse natural riches offered in Panama that includes toucans, orioles, sloths, parakeets, trogons, agoutis and Titi monkeys.
Panama offers something for everyone. If you want to relax on a beach there are many to choose from. The climate in Panama is excellent as there has never been a hurricane touch down there. Panama is a great location for a couple that wants to get away together. Families enjoy all that Panama has to offer in educational and cultural experiences. The next time you are planning a vacation and want to do something different take a look at Panama. There is a wonderful variety of things to do there that you will have the adventure of your lifetime. Explore Panama for your next holiday!
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