When you hear the word Panama, you think of the Panama Canal, which is one of our principal attractions, but Panama is much more than a Canal, it is considered a “tourist paradise for excellence waiting to be exploited, the human warmth of its people will make your visit an unforgettable experience”.
The Republic of Panama has an extended variety of flora and fauna, beautiful beaches in the Pacific side as well as in the Atlantic side, mysterious jungles and Indian groups of great interest. The name Panama has an Indian origin and means abundance of fishes or of butterflies. Some colonial historians attribute the name to the majestic tree “Panama”, of abundant shade, under which the aborigine families met.
The Panama Canal is considered "the Eighth Wonder of the World". It was built between 1904 and 1914 by the United States of America thanks to the treaty signed between the United States of America and Panama, named Hay Buneau-Varilla. The Canal has a distance of 80 kilometers long between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, Ten to twenty minutes from the City of Panama, you can arrive to the "Visitors Centers at the Miraflores Locks", where you can closely observe this engineering marvel.
In Panama, you can also enjoy the colonial past in the main monuments, which are the first City of Panamá, “La Vieja” (The Old) and the “Casco Viejo o Antiguo” (old city), both still displaying the original architecture. In Panama not only you can find natural beauty but also enjoy an incredibly cosmopolitan city with the road infrastructure of a first world country, business services, telecommunications, more than 100 banking institutions, 5 star hotels, restaurants, and an excellent night life (bars, discos and casinos) , as well as find the best prices for shopping.
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