According to countryaah, the oldest history of Central America can be found in Panama. After centuries, the country has become a bridge between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Here is a fantastic nature with a rich fauna, an exciting wildlife, a unique Native American culture, three archipelagos with a total of over 1,500 islands, miles white with fantastic beaches on both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, the Panama Canal and last but not least the capital Panama City with its unique mix of modern skyscrapers and the older part of town in old, colonial style. Whether you are interested in ecotourism, culture, history, metropolitan pulse.
The Panama Canal
A visit to Panama is not complete without a visit to the Panama Canal. The canal is one of the world’s great architectural wonders and through it the human engineering account has succeeded in uniting two world oceans. The Panama Canal is about 80 kilometers long and is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. The canal is so important for trade between the countries of the world that the freighters are built according to a standard to fit in their dimensions to drive through the canal.
The place got its name from Christopher Columbus who anchored in the bay where the city is located in 1502. From here, spices, gold and silver stolen from Peru were shipped, to eventually end up in Spain. Portobelo was often attacked by pirates. The most famous pirate Henry Morgan completely destroyed the city in 1671. Today, Portobelo is a beautiful small, sewing town built on, or around, the ruins of the first settlers and the Spanish forts.
Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro is located in northern Panama near the border with Costa Rica. The nature on the islands is lush and offers a rich wildlife. The population is descended from, among others, the Jamaicans who worked on the banana plantations on both sides of the border with Costa Rica, and the culture is typically Caribbean. Bastimentos National Marine Park consists of 25 islands and 19 coral reefs for divers and snorkelers but also the well-protected Isla Boca Brava where sea turtles lay their eggs and monkeys run on forest trails.
Panama City is a lively and vibrant world metropolis where cultures and people from all over the world mix. This is reflected, among other things, in a very varied range of restaurants and shops. The city is a gateway to the country’s natural riches and a very worthwhile destination in itself. Panama City has skyscrapers, beautiful colonial quarters and ruins of ancient Spanish settlements.
El Otro Lado
is a private “retreat” located in Portobelo Bay. Here, design, culture, nature and luxury are mixed in a unique way to offer guests authentic, exclusive and tailored experiences. With its location in Portobelo National Park, El Otro Lado offers you a harmonious and dreamlike place, equipped with all the comforts of modern life. The ultimate combination of authenticity, luxury and comfort with an overwhelming sense of calm.
Short for PM by abbreviationfinder, the Republic of Panama is the southeastern and narrowest part of the headland that connects North America with South America. The country, which is slightly smaller than Svealand, has long coasts facing the Caribbean Sea in the north and the Pacific Ocean in the south. There are many islands on both sides.
The climate in Panama is tropical, hot and humid, with insignificant temperature variations throughout the year. Most of the precipitation falls during the rainy season from April to December.
No – Swedish citizens can stay in the country for up to 180 days without a visa. The traveler may need to present a return ticket / ticket to another country, as well as sufficient funds for the trip (USD 500 / person). The passport must be valid for at least 6 months when returning home.
USD banknotes are the legal currency.
Panamaska Balboas – PAB is only available as a coin
100PAB = 902.38SEK
Spanish is the official language, English is widely spoken, some Native American languages are also spoken.
Mandatory – The yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.
Recommended – Malaria prophylaxis, Children who have not had or previously been vaccinated against measles, mumps or rubella should be vaccinated against these diseases. Contact your vaccination center for personal needs.