Gateway from Central to South America, Panama sits on a narrow isthmus sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is one of few places to sense harmony between scientific progress and wildlife. Here the huge metropolis of Panama City merges seamlessly into verdant tropical forests. With an unfussy, laid back vibe and some truly wonderful spots to visit; including trendy surf resorts, sleepy mountain enclaves, paradise-esque archipelagos and dramatic diving spots, Panama seems to delight both tourists and backpackers.
Visit the famous Panama Canal and Miraflores lock to gain a true understanding of how this fascinating man-made marvel works. Enjoy panoramic views of Panama City and wander through Casco Viejo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this great walking tour.
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Source: Panama cruise port guide
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Spend the day in Panama City, exploring the best of the city: from Panama Canal to the open-air museum in Punta Culebra, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casco Viejo.
Source: Panama City Day Tour
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Source: Top things to do in Panama
PANAMA CITY (AP) – Esther Marina Sanchez has watched her neighborhood – the heart of Panama City – transformed by its designation as a UNESCO world heritage site. Tourists and well-heeled Panamanians now stroll the paving-stone streets among gaudy hotels, fancy restaurants and trendy discos that have popped up in once-dilapidated colonial-era buildings. Gone are the gangs, the decay and abandoned structures – as well as Sanchez’s home, and those of most of her neighbors. Sanchez recalled how her landowner offered the family money 2½ years ago, but said they didn’t really have a choice: “Take it or leave it, but you’re leaving.
Fourteen youth, with common interests in marine biodiversity and climate change, developed two tourist guides for the Coiba National Park in Panama, in the framework of the World Heritage Youth Project on Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change that was organized in January 2016 by the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with Mar Viva Foundation.
The creation of tourist guides was initiated by the participants during the activities carried out under the youth project. Afterwards, MarViva Foundation engaged in consolidation, translation and digitization of the tourist guides. With the collaboration of the Ministry of Environment of Panama and the University of Panama, the guides were officially produced and printed in English and Spanish.
The tourist guides offer two different tour options on the Coiba Island – the Santa Cruz Trail and the Coiba’s Treasures Tour.