Spanning Two Oceans: Escape the Crowds When you Tour Panama
Combine a tour to Panama with a visit to Mexico, Costa Rica, or any other Central American country, for rewarding off-the-beaten-path experiences. Panama City, the capital and gateway to the country, is a buzzing modern metropolis and financial center. In contrast, its main attraction is the UNESCO listed neighborhood of Casco Viejo, or old quarter—a colorful collection of brick-lined alleys and buildings that hark back to Spanish colonial times. Here renovated boutique hotels, lovely churches, and structures in need of renovation hold equal charm, as do the many al fresco restaurants, trendy coffee shops, and lively jazz bars.
No trip to Panama can be complete without a visit to the world-famous Panama Canal, connecting the two great oceans on either side of the Americas. At this marvel of modern engineering you can watch ships pass through the Miraflores Locks, and learn about one of the most significant shipping passageways on Earth.
If you’re wondering whether that’s all Panama has on offer, talk to an Enchanting Travels expert who can familiarize you with this less frequented country. You’ll find that this is a tropical paradise with perfect weather for wearing that emblematic Panama hat on a relaxing beach vacation. Of the thousands of islands in Panama, the archipelagos of Bocas del Toro, San Blas, and Pearl Islands are some of the most gorgeous.
Panama has many more attractions. Ask us about other hidden gems too: Boquete in the Chiriqui highlands has some of the world’s best coffee plantations you can visit, and in the Gulf of Chiriqui marine park humpback whales can be spotted between July and September.
Easily accessible from Panama City, venture to the Gamboa rainforest area, an exquisite jungle that showcases the amazing biodiversity of this country. An aerial tram that rises above the canopy gives visitors a chance to spot some of the exotic wildlife that resides in these forests, while a boat ride on the Chagres River or Gatun Lake will add another dimension to your exploration of this unique land.
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