Cheap Flights to Panama

Officially the Republic of Panama, it is the southernmost country in Central America and of North America. Panama is located on the isthmus connecting North and South America. The country shares a land border with Costa Rica, Colombia and the Caribbean. It also shares a maritime border with the Pacific Ocean to the south. Panama has the fastest growing economy in Central America with tourism steadily growing thanks to the popular Panama jungles, which is home to various tropical flora and fauna specific to the country.

Travelers are now flocking to this small island country thanks to its coastline perfect for surfing, diving, snorkeling and sunbathing. Those who don’t fancy such activities can also enjoy bird watching, sport fishing or golfing popular in the country. Panama is also popular for its ecotourism. It is considered to have the most accessible exotic nature sites in the world and Pipeline Road holds the world record of 350 bird specifies sighted in one day. The country is home to the Panama Canal Rainforest and has national parks covering a land area of 5 million acres. Its capital, Panama City, also the distinction of having the only rainforest within city limits – the Metropolitan Park.

When planning a holiday in Panama, travelers are definitely spoilt for choice on where to go, what to see and which activities to do while vacationing in the country. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist destinations in Panama to add to the itinerary and should not be missed:

Panama Canal – Cutting across the isthmus of Panama, the Panama Canal is a 77 kilometer long ship canal connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea. It is also a key channel for international maritime trade. A visit to the Panama Canal is a must. Enjoy watching the ships take the journey from one ocean to the other. When in Panama, go to the Miraflores Visitor Center in Panama City. Here visitors can view ships pass through the last section of the canal and watch its locks filling with water to lift or lower these marine vessels until reaching the Pacific.

Casa Viejo – This UNESCO World Heritage site and historic district located in Panama City is also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe. Casco Viejo – which is Spanish for ‘old town’ – started construction in 1672 after the original Panama city, Panama Viejo, was destroyed in a fire. There are several sights to visit in Casa Viejo including La Catedral Metropolitana, the main Catholic temple in the city and El Palacio de las Garzas, which is the government office and residence of the President of Panama.

Bridge of the Americas – Known in Spanish as the Puente de las Américas and original known as the Thatcher Ferry Bridge, the Bridge of the Americas is a road bridge spanning the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. It is one of the two non-swinging bridges connecting North and South America. From Panama, the Bridge of the Americas is located at Balboa. It is considered to be an important part of the Pan-American Highway. This cantilever-designed bridge is an impressive sight and an excellent view can be seen from the Balboa Yacht Club.

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