The Canal and Central Panama Features

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The Canal and Central Panama Features

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The Panama Canal: History, technology, and nature combine like nowhere else in the world at the Panama Canal. The most popular way to explore... Read more

  • A Bit of History

    Nearly all Panama's history took place here in Central Panama, where the country is a mere 50 miles across. This was a vital link between Spain... Read more

  • Building the Panama Canal

    Nearly a century after its completion, the Panama Canal remains an impressive feat of engineering. It took the U.S. government more than a decade... Read more

  • Interoceanic Jungle

    An almost continuous belt of forest stretches between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in Central Panama, where separate swaths of wilderness... Read more

  • The Harpy Eagle

    The harpy eagle, Panama's national bird, is an impressive creature, with a beak the size of a jackknife, talons as long as a grizzly bear's claws... Read more

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