Because of its different microclimates
and its geographic location on the Central American isthmus, Panamá has the greatest
number of animal species in the world.
Ciudad de Panamá
reasons for visiting Panamá, put aside at least a few days to explore the many splendours
of the capital. You will not be disappointed. Ciudad de Panamá's most important historical
area is San Felipe, commonly known as Casco Viejo (the old city). This is where most
buildings dating from the colonial period are found.
The Panamá Canal
The story of
the canal zone is directly linked to the creation and development of the Republic of
Panamá. To this day, the Panamá Canal remains one of the greatest feats of civil
engineering ever realized. In fact, the canal zone merits a visit in its own right, as it
is full of interesting sights.
islands and beaches of the province of Panamá
islands and beaches of Panamá's Pacific coast are, like its rich flora and fauna, too
often overlooked by travellers. Isolated and not easily accessible, the Archipiélago de
las Perlas forms the largest of the islands.
The central provinces and the Azuero Peninsula
The Azuero Peninsula is the veritable guardian of the Hispanic era's
traditions, and a great place to take part in the carnival celebrations. A visit to the
verdant little village of Chiguirí Ariba, a magical spots amid extraordinary wildlife and
lush vegetation, is also a definite must-see when touring this region.
Where on earth
Panamá, Central America's fourth-largest country, is
bordered by Costa Rica to the west and Colombia to the east, and bounded on either side by
the world's two great oceans, the Atlantic and the Pacific.