Panama City Travel Guide

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Plan Your Panama City Vacation

Founded nearly five centuries ago, Panama city is steeped in history, yet much of it is remarkably modern. The baroque facades of the city's old quarter appear frozen in time, while the area around Punta Paitilla (Paitilla Point) is positively vaulting into the 21st century, with gleaming skyscrapers towering over the waterfront.

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Panama City Hotels

Panama City has experienced a boom in hotel construction, which means you won't need to reserve too far ahead except for the... read more

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Panama City Restaurants

It's not quite New York or Paris, but Panama City's restaurant scene is impressive. Panamanians like to eat out, and... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Panama City

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Panama City Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The Panama Canal.: Fifty miles long, the interoceanic canal is literally Panama's biggest attraction. There are half a dozen... Read more

  • Panam City Bookshops

    Panama City doesn't have a great selection of books in English, but it may be easier to find some titles on the local culture and tropical... Read more

  • The Panamanians

    You won't spend long in Panama City before realizing that it is home to an extremely varied populace. Thanks to the canal and the... Read more

  • Panama City History

    In 1519, Panama City became the first city that the Spanish founded on the Pacific Coast of the Americas, and its Pacific orientation... Read more

  • Tale of Two Cities

    For the better part of the 20th century, Panama City was actually two cities—one American and one Panamanian—separated by walls and... Read more

  • Day trips from Panama City

    There are about a dozen day-trip options for exploring the canal and surrounding rain forest, which you can visit on your own or with a... Read more

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