Panama is so much more than the wondrous man-made canal. It is a place alive with a heartbeat all its own. A place of oceans, beaches, mountains with volcanic valleys, rain forests, and historic visits of explorers like Sir Francis Drake, Sir Henry Morgan and Sir Edward Vernon. Here the melting pot of Spanish settlers and West Indians contribute to a diverse population as varied as the very land itself. Enjoy Adventure Tourism or all this rich culture has to offer, from pre-colonial to modern. This country is a true multi-destination.
Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route. In the capital, Panama City, modern skyscrapers, casinos and nightclubs contrast with colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo district and the rainforest of Natural Metropolitan Park.