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Panama City Travel Wiki

City travel and information guide
Tourist information, guides, as well as search possibility for cheapest travel offers and hotel deals. Get the best and cheapest vacation.

Travel to Panama City

The original Panama City was destroyed in 1671 when Henry Morgan sacked the city and set it on fire. To protect themselves from future attacks, the new city was founded 8km away from the old city. The ruins of old Panama City, designated as a world heritage site, can still be visited and that makes for just one of many adventures that are waiting for you here.

The old quarter is another one of the city’s fantastic attractions. Although it is currently going through a period of redevelopment, the open squares and colonial architecture are still fantastic to see. Then head to the local fish market to have an incredible ceviche.

If you love a leisurely waterfront stroll, the you’ll want to explore the “Vaults.” Las Bovedas juts out into the Pacific Ocean, providing you with a wonderful view. You may also wish to see the National Institute of Culture, which is across from the French embassy and the Cathedral, which is the center point for Cathedral Plaza.

When visiting Panama City, the Panama Canal is often on the agenda and rightly so. The canal is 77km in length and an artificial waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. France began the canal in 1881, then the U.S. took up the project in 1904 and opened it to shopping a decade later. It is frequently called one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.

Panama City provides you access to beaches, fun nightlife options, and world-class accommodations. If you’ve always wanted to explore Central America, make this one of the first stops on your journey.

A must do – Trip to the Miraflores Locks

No trip to Panama is complete without seeing the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Panama Canal. According to the Panama Canal Authority “The history of the construction of the Panama Canal is the saga of human ingenuity and courage: years of sacrifice, crushing defeat, and final victory.” This statement, while true, doesn’t go far enough to describe the mighty toll taken by the building of the Panama Canal. Construction began in 1904 and took 10 years to complete. It remains one of the greatest engineering achievements of all time, completed despite landslides, disease, setbacks, and the loss of 75,000 lives in total. Engineers directed most of the actual construction, which cost $375 million, and involved the excavation of 240 million cubic yards of earth. On average it takes a vessel eight hours to travel from one ocean to the other, passing through three sets of locks. The best place to see the Canal is from the Miraflores Locks (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission free). Make sure to get to the Miraflores Locks for 9 a.m. as this is when you are most likely to see large ships passing through.

Travel and vacation in Panama City, Belize

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Panama. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Panama. We try to find the best travel video about the city and its surroundings and we write about the best sights, shopping and things to do. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts. The current exchange rates are also updated many times a day.

Travel and stay

If you are looking for places to stay there are some possibilities where you can search for the cheapest options.

Hostelworld where you can search for budget accommodation

Hotellook where you can search hotels and apartments

Airbnb where you can search accommodation in private apartments and rooms

Rent your transport

A way to get around the city is looking for offers on renting the transport.

Discover Cars is a website offering price comparison on car rentals all over the world

Rent bikes and motorbikes

BikesBooking is a website where you can search bikes, scooter and motorcycle rental.

City tours and transfers

When you are ready to discover the city you can find information about city tours and tranfers in the city on different websites offering search engines with all in one search.

Kiwitaxi is a website where you can search the best offers for city and airport transfers

City Tours and attractions

Find city tours and attractions with local guides and discover the city with the locals. Check ticket prices and book in advance for the biggest and most popular attractions.

Where is the city, maps

See on the map where you can find the city in the country and calculate how far it is.

City Tourist Information

Below you will find a listing of what to see and do in the city

Biggest City Panama

Facts about Panama, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Panama, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017
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Casco Viejo in HD Video

Visit Casco Viejo, Panama City in HD Video Discover the Old Quarter in Panama City Located at the mouth of the Panama Canal, Casco Viejo is the oldest city on the Pacific Coast of the Americas…although it was there long before the Canal was built. In fairness to history, the original Panama City (now known as Old Panama or Panama La Vieja) was founded in 1519, about two miles from the center of Panama City as we know it today. From here, expeditions...
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Discover Panama By Train

Panama by Train Train trip from Panama City to Colon in a very interesting TV program from DW TV The Panama Canal Railway runs parallel to the Panama Canal, connecting the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. The train ride is a popular journey among tourists. Although much older than the famous canal, the Panama Rail Road never enjoyed the same recognition. The maiden voyage across the Isthumus of Panama in 1855 was the first train to run from ocean to ocean. Its...
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Geography and facts, Panama

Panama, geography and facts explained Geography, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Panama Holidays

Panama Public Holidays See the calendars for national Panama holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Panama holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Search cheapest travel to Panama City

Search cheapest vacation in Panama City How do you get the cheapest tickets to Panama City ? Panama City is a thriving metropolis right on the Pacific edge of the Panama Canal. Vibrant cultural life and an incredibly productive commercial sector make Panama City one of the leading cities in the Americas. With a tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and tropical rainforests nearby, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore picturesque vistas and magnificent landscapes. These are complimented by...

Tours And Attractions In Panama City

Tourist in Panama City, Panama Recommended tours in Panama City Have a look at some recommended tours and attractions in the city, jump the queue, save money and time. We have partnered with one of the most popular tour and guide bureau in the city, which can offer you some quality experiences - have a look at the offers and get inspiration on what to see and do. Are you visiting this city for the first time and need inspiration on what to...
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Why You Should Visit Panama City

Why You Should Visit Panama City The Panama Canal is often the first thought that people have of the nation of Panama. Part of the canal does go through Panama City, creating a unique park space for those who love to watch ships. This city dates to 1519, however, and has been one of the most important trade cities in the region since its establishment. After being destroyed by Henry Morgan in 1671, it would be rebuilt in its current location...

Online weather and forecast

The weather and weather forecast for the coming days will be updated several times every day

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Closest terminals to the city

Here you can see which is the closest terminals to the city

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