An amalgamation of culture and history, Panama is recognized as a brilliant tourist destination. Panama is a strategically important country for both the American continents. Some things to do and see are common in many countries, but one thing that is unique to all is its culture and people. Panama has probably one of the diverse and interesting cultures in entire Central America to say the least.Covering an area of 75,517 km2 in Central America, Panama is a bridge that connects the two huge continents of North America and Southern America. Panama is bordered by Costa Rica in northwest, Pacific Ocean in south, Caribbean sea in north and Colombia in southeast.
It is home to probably the most famous cruise destination in the world, the Panama Canal. It is one of the toughest engineering projects ever attempted, the accomplishment of which has brought Panama loads of accreditions. Though it is mainly used for commercial transportations, it is a hot spot for tourist cruises as well. Cut through the interiors of Panama, flowing by the foots of mountains, Panama canal provides some wonderful sightseeing opportunities. The rugged landscape in the center of the country is also favorable for numerous adventures like trekking, horse riding and much more. Then there are some pristine beaches on both sides of the country that further add to the adventure options with water sports.
The people too are extremely welcoming and an informal chat with a local over a cup of coffee is probably the best way to understand the culture of Panama.
Panama City is the capital and also the largest city of Panama. The fact that it was selected as one of the American Capital of Culture tells you how important a tourist destination this is, apart from being the financial center of the country as well. It is melting pot for people from different countries who have made the Panama City their home. Main attractions of the city are Panama Canal, Casco Viejo and Panama Viejo.