This is how beautiful Panama is!

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What the isthmus offers above all is an experience of discovery Whereas competing destinations like the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica have long been crowded by throngs of sun-seekers, Panama offers an off-the-beaten-track feel that many travelers still seek – outside the capital city, that is.

Big city

Panama City is the shining gem of Latin American capitals. The skyscrapers, dining scene, shopping and nightlife immediately apparent upon arriving in the capital are often unexpected surprises.

Out in the country side

But upon leaving the metropolitan area, whether to the Caribbean via superhighway (a trip that takes just over an hour from the Pacific side) or by plane or car to the mountain or beach destinations scattered throughout the country, it is immediately apparent to visitors that they are embarked on a voyage of discovery of a very special and blessed nation.

Cultural expressions

The population of Panama is historically diverse In every city and town in the nine different provinces, people celebrate their unique heritage in their very own ways. Crafts, vernacular, religious ceremonies, folklore and food vary from region to region.

Well-ranked

This year, Panama ranked best out of Central and South America in the World Economic Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, beating out better-known tourism neighbor Costa Rica. The report analyzed criteria including environmental sustainability, safety and security, air, tourism, transport, information and communications infrastructure.

 Recommended Panama hot spots:

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San Blas – Autonomous Indian island archipelago, very rustic.

San Blas – Autonomous Indian island archipelago, very rustic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bocas del Toro – A Caribbean paradise.

Bocas del Toro – A Caribbean paradise.

Canal Watershed – Close to Panama City, this area rich in biodiversity attracts environmental enthusiasts and birders year-round.

Canal Watershed – Close to Panama City, this area rich in biodiversity attracts environmental enthusiasts and birders year-round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiriqui – Panama’s westernmost province offers beaches, fishing, a growing city and highland destinations with activities like rafting.

Chiriqui – Panama’s westernmost province offers beaches, fishing, a growing city and highland destinations with activities like rafting.

Las Perlas Islands – a Pacific island archipelago that is prime ground for fishing and yachting.

Las Perlas Islands – a Pacific island archipelago that is prime ground for fishing and yachting.

 

 

 

 

 

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