PANAMA CITY
ONLY CAPITAL CITY WITHRAINFOREST
POPULATION1.4 MILLION
CANAL BUILT BY75,000 WORKERS
The capital, abutting the world-famous Panama Canal, this city is trendy, chic and ever so metropolitan. However, it also offers visitors a taste of the Panamanian past. Tour the historic cobblestone street center or stroll through Panama Viejo where ruins mark milestones of the city’s history.
It is not all urban though. Situated next to the Pacific Ocean and ringed by rainforest, Panama City offers plenty by way of exhilarating outdoor experiences as well. You really can find the best of everything here!
  • PANAMA CANAL

    Many do come to the city to check out the most famous canal in probably all the world. Connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific, the historic waterway is approximately 51 miles long. One of the biggest draws are the locks which lift ships from one location to another. The most visited lock: Miraflores.

  • METROPOLITAN NATIONAL PARK

    A wildlife refuge within a major capital city, the park is home to numerous plant and animal species. Many find that a day hiking through the park’s trails results in some amazing wildlife finds. This is also a terrific place for panoramic views of the city.

  • PANAMA VIEJO

    The remains of “old Panama City,” Panama Viejo definitely has some stories to tell. It was declared a World Heritage Site in the late 90s and since then has drawn many tourists. You can see ruins of convents and a cathedral—not to mention this was featured on both The Amazing Race & Survivor.