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Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North America and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital of Panama is Panama City.

Panama is known across the globe for the Panama Canal but its natural beauty also attracts many travelers every year. It is one of the best destinations for hiking, birding and snorkeling.

When to Visit Panama ? 
Favorable time to visit Panama is between December and January. Some of the festivals also draw large crowds of people in the country.

How to Travel ? 
Panama has a well connected transportation system. Different parts of the country can be accessed through railways, highways and waterways. It is convenient for tourists to avail any mode to reach their respective destination.

Panama Rail Transport : 
The railways in Panama are operated by the Panama Canal Railway company. It provides passenger services between Colon and Panama City. The railway system in the country mainly comprises narrow and standard gauge. The rail transport made a significant contribution to the construction of the canal.

Panama Highways : 
Panama has well developed highways, which includes 3,783 paved and 7,475 unpaved highways. There are six highways like Corredor Norte, Panama - Arraijan Centennial Bridge, Autopista Alberto Motta, Corredor Sur, Arraijan-Chorrera and Panama- Arraijan Bridge of the Americas.

Panama Waterways : 
Panama is navigable by waterways. About 800 km can be covered by water vessels.

Panama Airways : 
Different parts of Panama can be traveled through airways. There are 53 airports with paved runways and 64 with unpaved runaways. Panama International Airport is situated 17 km away from the main city of Panama.

Panama Car Rentals : 
There are many Panama car rental agencies which conduct tours in Panama. Some of these car rental agencies include Avis Rent a car, Central Rent a Car, Budget Rent a Car, Discovery Rent a Car and Hertz.

There are many Panama travel agent services that provide comprehensive travel information on Panama.

What to See ? 
Major places to visit in Panama are : 
  • Panama Canal Rainforests : Located just minutes (30 minutes to be exact) from the modern metropolis of Panama City, the Panama Canal rainforests have the distinction of being the most accessible rainforests in the world.

  • Panama City : It's not just a city that you use to jump start your Panama adventure, as you do with most other Central American cities. On the contrary, Panama City is an attraction by itself.

  • Pacific Coast Beaches : Panama City is perhaps the only city along the Pacific Coast that has a string of the prettiest beaches; all located just an hour away from downtown metropolis.

  • Crater Valley - El Valle de Anton : Located just two hours from Panama City, El Valle de Anton (or simply, El Valle) is a picturesque, verdant mountain town with a geologically unique setting: it is nestled in the second largest volcano crater in the world.

  • San Blas Islands : The dual attraction of an Indian culture in a tropical paradise makes San Blas Islands a destination of choice of many.

  • Bocas Del Toro : Sitting right next to Costa Rica in West Panama, Bocas Del Toro is an enchanting archipelago of idyllic Caribbean islands, lovely beaches, rainforest-fringed scenery, historic laidback towns, friendly folks, and lively nightlife.

  • Casco Viejo de Panama
  • Cerro Azul
  • Isla Barro Colorado
  • Pearl Islands Panama
  • Reprosa - Treasures of Panama
  • Gatun Lake
  • Miraflores Locks Visitor Center
  • Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
  • Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum
  • Ancon Hill

Where to Stay?
Best hotels to stay in Panama are:
  • Tropical Suites, Bocas Town
  • Hotel Palma Royale, Bocas Town
  • Koko Resort
  • Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge
  • Hotel Olas, Bocas Town
  • Blue Marlin Resort
  • Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort
  • El Limbo on the Sea Hotel
  • Valle Escondido Resort Golf & Spa
  • El Oasis Hotel & Restaurant
  • Hotel Ladera
  • Casita Margarita
  • La Rosa de Los Vientos
  • Cafe Limon Hotel
  • El Sitio Playa Venao
  • Hostal Dona Maria
  • Pedasito Hotel
  • Hotel Palma Royale
  • Hotel Angela
  • Swan's Cay Hotel
  • Playa Mango Beach Club and Resort Hotel
  • Radisson Colon 2000 Hotel & Casino
  • Melia Panama Canal
  • New Washington Hotel
Where to eat?
Good restaurants in Panama are:
  • Maudy's Café, Pedasi
  • Guari Guari, Isla Colon
  • The Bocas Wine Bar, Bocas Town
  • El Ultimo Refugio (The Ultimate Refuge), Bocas Town
  • Raw Sushi + Martini Bar, Bocas Town
  • La Casbah, Isla Colon
  • Playa Bluff Beach Restaurant, Isla Colon
  • Sugar & Spice Dulces Gourmet, Boquete
  • The Rock, Boquete
  • The Panamonte Restaurant, Boquete
  • Las Ruinas, Boquete
  • Machu Picchu, Boquete
  • Panamonte Inn, Boquete
  • Ty's Sports Grill, El Valle de Anton
  • Casa de Lourdes, El Valle de Anton
  • Pinocchio's Restaurante Y Pizzeria, El Valle de Anton
  • O'Pedros Irish Pub, El Valle de Anton
  • Restaurante Rincon Vallero, El Valle de Anton
  • Brisas Place, Volcan
  • Restaurante Mana, Volcan
  • Cerro Brujo, Volcan

  Panama Attractions  
Panama CanalCauseway Islands
Casco ViejoCentennial Bridge, Panama
Panamá ViejoMiraflores
Bridge Of The AmericasMetropolitan Natural Park
Ancon HillEstadio Nacional De Panamá
Estadio Rommel Fernández

  Largest Cities in Panama  
Ciudad de Panamá Chitré
San MiguelitoCristóbal
Las Cumbres Chilibre
La Chorrera Colón
Tocumen Juan Demóstenes Arosemena
Pacora Cativá
Arraiján Aguadulce
DavidChanguinola
Vista AlegreAncón
Santiago de Veraguas Penonomé

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