Besides its legendary canal, Panama offers a fascinating showcase of diverse terrains and an abundance of wildlife and is one of the world’s best places for Bird Watching, featuring 972 species of birds. But most intriguing of all are the authentic indigenous cultures of Panama.
Panama City is the international business and banking center of Central America. This vibrant city boasts all the amenities of a modern metropolis, including skyscrapers, mega malls, high rolling casinos, and gourmet restaurants. Yet, just a few miles outside of the city, you can explore beaches, mountains, and rain forests.
Panama City also serves as a perfect travel hub to the rest of the country. Within an hour's drive from the hustle and bustle of the city, you find yourself in the highlands surrounded by fertile groves and award-winning golf courses. It takes a mere 90-minutes by car and boat, to reach a paradise-like jungle setting, and experience the mysterious world of the Embera Indian tribes; and with just a short hop by small aircraft, you can visit the pristine islands of the San Blas Archipelago and their inhabitants, the Kuna Indians.