Located at the entrance of the famous Panama Canal, Panama City is well known as a hub for international banking and commerce. However, Panama City is also a vibrant, world-class destination bursting with history, cultural expressions, shopping opportunities, nightlife, and amazing biodiversity.
The Panama Canal is 50 miles long from deep water in the Atlantic to deep water in the Pacific. It requires about nine hours for an average ship to transit the Canal. Its principal physical features are the two terminal ports (Colon and Panama City), the four sets of twin locks.
Located in the Caribbean Sea, near the Costa Rican border, the Bocas del Toro archipelago is a snorkeling and diving haven featuring coral reefs, large extensions of mangroves, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters.
Panama’s most southwestern province is located 275 miles from Panama City, a six-hour drive or a mere one-hour flight. Chiriqui is an area with a rich bio-diversity.
Portobelo was one of the most important cities in the world during the Spaniards’ conquest of the New World, located about 90 minutes from Panama City, and displaying magnificent examples of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture.
Encompassing more than 350 islands and islets, 60 of which are inhabited, the San Blas or Mulatas Archipelago is located in the Caribbean Sea along the northeastern coast of Panama.