In Panama, people are happy, friendly, and love foreigners. Panama is a tropical paradise surrounded by water. Within the city you still have green areas where you can enjoy being outdoors and in touch with nature at places like Metropolitan Park, Parque Omar or a brisk walk up to Cerro Ancon, the highest point in Panama. If you are lucky, you might be able to see a sloth, “perezoso” in the trees.
Depending on how many days you have in the city, you can enjoy a day in Casco Viejo or Antiguo, which is being renovated, and has been declared a historic site by UNESCO. Here you may walk on cobblestone streets and stop for drink, or dinner in a variety of restaurants from quaint to upscale. If you like dancing, there are numerous clubs that offer music along with beautiful terraces.
If you are interested in older archeological structures, besides the beautiful churches and buildings in Casco Viejo, there is the old city called Panama Viejo, destroyed by pirates.
You should not miss the “Causeway a road connecting 3 islands, completely manmade from stones removed form the construction of the canal. It’s great for an afternoon or a night cruise along the bay. There is also a building where you can buy handmade goods.
Panama: Must See in the City:
Nightlife: – We have casinos, discos, clubs, lounges, and an incredible array of restaurants.
Shopping: If shopping is your thing, Panama has first class malls where you can find anything from Cartier to shoes for $5!!!
Adventure: – Kayaking, white water rafting, fishing, zip lines, hiking and more
• Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá (1997)
• Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo (1980)
• Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection (2005)
• Darien National Park (1981)
• Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park (1983)