While visitors to Panama may come for the Panama Canal, they stay for everything else. Known as the “Crossroads of the Americas,” Panama is not only the geographical point where North America meets South America but also where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet in the country’s famed canal. The original meaning of the word “panama” means “abundance of fish,” and fishing is just one of the many water sports and activities that visitors to Panama can enjoy. More highly developed than neighboring Central American countries, Panama enjoys a modern infrastructure, making travel through the tropical paradise easy and convenient
The Panama Canal stands as one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering. Visitors can take either a partial or complete crossing of the canal. Crossings take four to eight hours. Many visitors choose to explore the canal by visiting the Miraflores Locks Museum. From the restaurant located at the top floor of the museum, visitors can watch transiting vessels in the canal below.
While a visit to the city’s most famous attraction, the Panama Canal, ranks at the top of most sightseeing itineraries, exploring the cobblestone streets and colonial buildings of the historic quarter, Casco Viejo, is also a must-do. Balboa Avenue is the gateway to the modern district with its skyscrapers, monuments, shopping and entertainment. A stroll or bike ride along the Amador Causeway is a great place to watch ships passing in the Panama Canal as well as enjoy views of the bay, the city skyline and the Bridge of the Americas.
An archipelago of nearly 400 islands off the north coast of the Panama Isthmus, the San Blas Islands are a popular destination due to their unspoiled beauty, indigenous people and simple way of life. Of all the islands, only about 49 are actually inhabited, serving as the home of the friendly Kuna Yala tribe. The most visited of the San Blas Islands include Robinson, Coco Blanco, Kangantupu and Achutupu
The best way to go back in time to the beginnings of the civilization. Go wild with this outstanding tour to the heart of the jungle, to where the native Panamanian Indians still live in total harmony with mother nature.This will get you out of the XXI century comfort zone and will make you look differently at the magic of life. Refresh your mind and body in cool and crystal clean waters of a tropical waterfall, dance with the Indians their ancient dances, try delicious local food, feel the fresh air on your face and get totally renewed at the Chagres National Park.
Panama looks amazing from above. Take a look by yourself and you will see an endless rainforest, our outstanding Canal and Gatun Lake, the Caribbean coast with beaches, sea cliffs and fortresses, Indian villages, the most important river in Panama – the Chagres (sometimes it is possible to see even crocodiles in the water), you can also fly until San Blas in the Caribbean Sea or the Pearls Islands in the Pacific.