Entering Panama City from the International Airport, Panama Guide

 

We bring you in these pages information and recommendations on Panama to make your future visit a memorableCruise Ship through the Panama Canal one. 

Pictures, sites, itineraries, locations and, specially, our Recommended Panama Hotels, have been carefully selected to participate in this site. 

    Panama has a rich history and culture, from its several Indigenous Cultures to its current fusion of races and traditions from all over the earth.  The ruins of Panama Viejo, founded in 1519, and Casco Viejo, where the city moved after it was sacked by pirates in 1671, have both been declared "Patrimony of Humanity" by the United Nations.  They are historic and architectural icons of Panama surrounded by a fast paced modern city.

    Bathed by two Oceans, Panama offers great possibilities for fishing, diving, or just beach combing.  More than 29% of Panama's land mass is protected under National Parks.  This of course translates into a heaven for bird watchers nature watchers and Ecotourism. Just imagine that there are over 1,200 Orchid species native to Panama!

    For Restaurants, seafood is a 'must': fresh from both oceans; but you will also find in Panama a vast variety of cuisines.  We specially recommend the areas of Marbella, at the heart of the City, Casco Viejo and Fort Amador, at the entrance of the Canal, all peppered with restaurants, bars, discos and clubs.

    Shopping is a delight in Panama.  You will find the latest in electronics, fashion and jewelry alongside beautiful arts and crafts, and the best brand names.  Since the US$ is legal currency in Panama, there are no hassles with exchange rates.  For travel needs, please visit our Before You Travel section, on this Panama guide. 

So do come to Panama and experience our wonders, our people, our culture, our nature and the Panama Canal.   If you would like more eye candy on Panama, please visit our picture gallery, which is ever growing, and will give your a taste of your Panama travel.

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Top of Monument to FranceWhere to Stay:  Information on our Recommended Hotels in Panama, for both Hotels in Panama City and the rest of the Country.

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What to do:  The Panama Canal, Bird Watching, museums, ecotourism, Recreation, and much more. 

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Picture Gallery: A collection of pictures for your enjoyment which can give you a taste of what to expect in Panama. 

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Panama City Guide: Restaurants, Bars

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Suggested Itineraries:  First rate selection of tours in Panama by the finest local tour Operators, and suggested itineraries as examples for your visit. 

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Travel Needs: General information on Panama

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Recommended Readings:  Further, specialized information on Panama.

Our Top Pages  (As of October)Panama Hotels:  the Country in Amador at entrance of the Canal

  1. What to Do

  2. Picture Gallery

  3. Where to Stay  For Panama Hotels

  4. Panama Canal Country Inns & Suites Highly recommended Hotel, offering complimentary WIFI Internet in all rooms.

  5. Suggested Itineraries:  3, 5 and 7 day itineraries

  6. Panama City Guide

  7. Hotel Playa Tortuga:  The newest hotel in Bocas del Toro.  It will open in February 2008!

  8. Bird Watching in Panama

  9. El Valle  (Picture Gallery)

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