Panama is known around the world for its imposing canal, the construction of which represented one of the greatest challenges in the history of human engineering. This 80 kilometres long canal connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans across the thin strip of land known as the Isthmus of Panama. Caught between Costa Rica to the north and Colombia to the south, Panama is a kind of gateway to the natural wonders of Central and South America. This land of wonders boasts beautiful beaches, coral islands, rainforests, volcanoes, indigenous cultures, colonial remains and a tropical climate that supports a rich biodiversity.

Major places to visit in Panama: Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park, Panama Canal, Coiba National Park, Soberanía National Park, Darién National Park, Casco Viejo (Panama City), Volcán Barú National Park, Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama (Portobelo and San Lorenzo)...