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Panama City Travel Guide

Panama City Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Panama City? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


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 guide...


Top Reasons to Go

The Panama Canal.: Fifty miles long, the interoceanic canal is literally Panama's biggest attraction. There are half a dozen spots in or near...


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 fences....


Panama City Exploring Tips

Panama City is a hassle-free place to explore on your own: many people speak English, the U.S. dollar is legal tender, and there are ATMs,...


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 nature...


Morgan's Fury

The tons of gold and silver that crossed Panama in the 16th to 17th centuries made it the target of many a pirate, but none of them stole as...


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 country's...


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 coupled...

Performing Arts

Panama, Musica

Considering that Panama has long been a crossroads for people and goods, it's hardly surprising that the country is home to an array of musical...

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