In the beginning of my travel career I spent 2 months in Panama and the surrounding area. I loved it and here is an opportunity to share the country with you and visit again.
It is surprisingly close to the US and only a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami or three and a half hours from Mexico City.
There are several interesting areas to visit.
Panama City is known for its many natural harbors. It a sophisticated city with numerous skyscrapers (in fact it is 45th in the world for the number of its high buildings). One and a half million people live there.
While in that area we visit Casco Viejo the preserved Old Quarter. It is a fascinating mix of architecture: Spanish and French. A beautiful historical area with churches, government buildings and a lovely theater. There is also an area built during the days the US military was there for the building of the canal.
And of course, we visit the Canal. A world’s wonder.
My favorite part of traveling to Panama is visiting the Embera people. They live in many ways as they have for centuries. A very warm and welcoming people. We visit one of their villages and while in that area, enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of Panama.
A multi-faceted trip.