From clear turquoise seas to the coffee farms and cloud forests of Chiriquí, Panama can be as chilled out or as thrilling as you wish.

Panama Canal

Panama is the southernmost country of Central America.
Capital: Panama City
Land Area: 75,991 sq km
Total Area: 78,200 sq km
Population: 3,661,868 (2013)
Official language: Spanish
Demonym: Panamanian
Currency: Balboa, United States Dollar
Independence from: Colombia
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Calling Code: +507
Thousands of tourists visit Panama every year from all over the world. There's a lot of stuff to see and do here. Near Panama City the top destinations are the Panama Canal, the ruins of Old Panama, and the Colonial Casco Viejo section of Panama City. Panama has beaches on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, world-class sport fishing, scuba diving, and is a mecca for bird watchers from around the world. You can zip-line through the jungle canopy in El Valle, taste the best coffee in the world in Boquete, or snorkel around perfect coral reefs in Bocas del Toro. From cosmopolitan Panama City to sleepy little one-horse towns in the middle of nowhere, every corner of Panama has something to offer tourists and visitors.


Panama map