The country of Panama (Panamá) is situated in Central America, bathed by the Caribbean Sea in the north and the Pacific Ocean in the south. It shares borders with Costa Rica in the west and Colombia in the southeast.
Panama is well known for its Panama Canal, which was made to connect the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. You will see the canal from the country’s capital, Panama City, at the Pacific entry.
This country offers elegant urban areas including its capital, beautiful seaside towns and beaches, luxuriant forests, national parks and attractive small towns such as in Coclé Province. Panama is also famous for its islands of outstanding beauty.
Population: estimated 4 million inhabitants
Capital: Panama City
Other Major Cities: San Miguelito, Las Cumbres, La Chorrera, Tocumen, Pacora, Arraiján
Popular places to visit: Panama Canal, Casco Viejo, Panamá Viejo (Panamá City), San Blas Islands, Colón Island, Bocas Town, Coiba National Marine Park, Santa Catalina, El Valle de Anton, Boquete