Panama City is the perfect base to explore the whole country.
The city itself offers a huge variety of places of interest such as Spanish colonial ruins, green parks, museums and a breathtaking skyline. Close to downtown Panama guests can visit the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks and spend hours watching vessels manoeuvring and inching through the Panama Canal. We can also arrange for you to take a boat ride up the canal to experience firsthand the epic scale of one of the largest engineering works ever to be undertaken.
The historical centre of Panama City is called ‘Casco Viejo’. It’s a charming district of narrow streets overlooked by the flower decorated balconies of two and three-story houses. Some superb museums are found in the old town including the Canal Museum, which traces Panama’s history.
At the southern entrance of the Panama Canal you will find the Amador Causeway. It is a beautiful and picturesque causeway, lined with palm trees and with magnificent views of both the Canal and the Panama City skyline.
In recent times, new comfortable boutique hotels have sprung up in different parts of the city, some with just a few rooms, they sit next to the giant modern high-rises.
A city of contrasts
When to go: All year round