The capital of Panama, Panama city, – the city of modern skyscrapers, refined colonial mansions, restaurants and casino. The historic center of the city, San Felipe, fascinates by numerous buildings of the Spanish architecture. Through the city there passes the legendary Panama Canal which connects Quiet and Atlantic oceans. Every year the channel passes about 12000 ocean vessels. Tours to Panama usually include observation of this majestic process at walls of locks Miraflores.
Near the capital there are ruins of Panama Viejo – the first European city on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Many ancient constructions here very well remained. The island Taboga with exotic gardens, the reserve Soberania with unique fauna, the huge zoo and the city of Los-Altos-de-Maria with surprising futuristic architecture are also located in vicinities Panama city. Visit of these places will perfectly add your rest in Panama.
During Panama tour it is worth stopping by in Colon – the largest economic center and the main port of the country. Besides interesting historical buildings there is here a set of duty-free shops where it is possible to make remarkable purchases. Portobelo – the city with powerful forts of the 16-18th centuries founded by Christopher Columbus is nearby located.
If you are interested in natural sights of Panama, then it is worth visiting national park of Daryen – the most known reserve of the country with the ancient woods and infinite biological diversity, national park Volkan-Baru with the highest point of the country (a volcano Bara), the reserve La-Amistad – the house for pumas and jaguars, the sea park Koyba located on volcanic islands and a set of other magnificent natural zones.
For beach rest in Panama and diving we recommend islands of Bokas-del-Toro – one of the most popular resorts of Panama with the real underwater gardens and abundance of sea inhabitants (exactly here removed the show "Last Hero"), the archipelago Las-Perlas with 83 excellent beaches and the conditions for sports fishing, best in the country, and also the desert green islands Sekas with unique fauna and excellent opportunities for diving and windsurfing.
The islands San Blas where it is possible to see tribes "kuna" will be interesting to those who are interested in Indian culture of Panama, to learn about their customs and to hear traditional music. Also it is worth visiting the peninsula Asuero with its ancient small villages, the town Los-Santos with the excellent museum, the archaeological park of El Kano with "The temple thousands of idols" and Chagres in whom descendants of Indians of Ember live.
Hotels of Panama have various categories. The quantity of stars on a facade usually corresponds to service level, the exception is made by small towns where hotels can not answer the declared category. On islands boutique hotels with a bungalow, on the coast often are located – beautiful resort hotels in colonial style, everywhere meet hotels of large international networks. If you got used to magnificent service, then it is worth stopping on the last option.
We wish you excellent rest in Panama!