WHY VISIT PANAMA
The capital, Panama, covers a long strip of the Pacific coast, where you can explore various sites: to the southwest, the old San Felipe district overlooking the sea with its buildings from colonial times to wrought balconies, churches, And its museums; The Paseo de la Bavedas, at the very top of the 400-year-old dike; The ruins of the ancient city of Panama built-in 1519; The district of via España and its skyscrapers, contrasting violently with the aforementioned places: the botanical garden; The national park of Sobrerania with its virgin forest which extends over almost 300 hectares.
The channel: reputed for its technical ingenuity, it measures 80 km and flows in the middle of the rainforest. Thousands of boats sail there and visitors who want to know more can go by boat to the Miraflores Lock to visit the museum with its models and watch a film about the canal.
The San Blas Archipelago: it is made up of almost 400 islands, which enclose the Caribbean coast, and this autonomous province is administered by the Kuna Indians, who have kept their language and traditions. It is the ideal place to practice diving.
Boquete: it is a small town, located at 1600 meters of altitude, known for the mildness of its climate and for its very preserved environment, in the province of Chiriqui. Set in the heart of a steep valley, it is surrounded by coffee plantations, such as the famous Arabica, and tropical birds, including quetzal, especially in April and May. From Boquete, you can also climb the volcano Baru or simply discover the national park around this volcano.
The island of Taboga: it is in the south of Panama, about twenty kilometers, and offers to the visitor its preserved virgin forests and a very beautiful beach. It also has a very impressive colony of pelicans and it emits floral scents that gave it its nickname of “the island of flowers”. There is a 16th-century church.
WHAT TO SEE IN PANAMA
WHEN TO GO TO PANAMA
The best period to visit Panama is from xxx to xxxx.
Panama enjoys a tropical climate, with an average temperature of between 24 and 29 ° C throughout the year, and significant variations depending on the altitude. The year is divided into two seasons: a dry season from January to April, and a rainy season from May to November, where heat and humidity dominate, with showers and daily thunderstorms.
The dry season is much more favorable to a discovery of the country, although some events can only be observed during the wet season, such as the migration of humpback whales, leatherback turtles, or the presence of quetzal in the forest.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of Panama.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH PANAMA
GENERAL INFORMATION ON PANAMA
health tips & vaccination: Prefer bottled water and protect yourself against mosquitoes, which transmit dengue.
local currency: United States dollar
local time zone: GMT-5
electricity: type A and type B (110 V – 60 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN PANAMA
typical food in Panama
souvenirs from Panama
How are you?: Cómo estás?
Thank you: Gracias
What is your name?: Cuál es su nombre?
How much is it?: Cuánto cuesta?