Posted by: RasmaSandra | March 15, 2018

The Beauty of Panama

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The Panama Canal is among the world’s greatest feats of engineering. Visitors have the choice of taking a partial or complete crossing of the canal. Crossing take four to eight hours. Visitors can explore the canal by visiting the Miraflores Locks Museum. At the restaurant on top of the museum, you can watch the transiting vessels in the canal below.

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Playa Las Lajas is a lovely beach extending for over 13 km along the Gulf of Chiriqui on the Pacific Coast. There is little current and ideal water temperatures. People enjoy swimming and bodysurfing. At the end of the road, you’ll find rustic shacks and cheap restaurants.

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Isla Taboga located about 20 km from Panama City is a great place to find sandy beaches. People can ride Jet Ski speedboats and take fishing charters. This lovely village was settled by the Spanish in 1515.

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It is home to the second-oldest church in the western hemisphere. Wander the narrow streets and relax at the few restaurants. From the top of the island, you can get fantastic views of Panama City.

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The Pearl Islands were populated by indigenous people until the Spanish Conquistadors came. These islands were featured on the reality TV show Survivor. Here you can find lush forests surrounded by white sand beaches. The most developed of the islands is Contadora Island with some resorts and an airstrip. Visitors can charter private yachts for cruising and exploring the islands.

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The Amador Causeway connects the three islands by the Panama Canal entrance to the mainland. From the causeway, you can get great views of Panama City

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and the Bridge of the Americas. People enjoy jogging, biking or rollerblading down the causeway.

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Near the small town of Cero Punto you’ll find one of Panama’s most beautiful trails Sendero Los Quetzales. This is a 9 km route that takes between four to seven hours.

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The trail takes you through the cloud forest of Parque Nacional Volcan Bari the follows along the Rio Caldera, crossing it several times. The trail ends in the mountains above Boquete and can also be hiked in reverse. It is recommended to hire a guide or join a tour.

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Santa Catalina offers world-class surfing. It is located on the Chiriqui Gulf. The lovely beach is surrounded by jungle forests.

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The San Blas Islands in eastern Panama are the best place to explore the rich culture of the indigenous people, the Kuna. You’ll find that they are friendly and welcoming. On each island, you’ll find a member of the tribe who will let you use the island for the day for a nominal fee.

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The island of Coiba is the largest island in the Coiba National Marine Park as well as the largest in all of Central America.

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Here you can find over 800 species of marine life. This is one of the best places for snorkeling and scuba diving on the Pacific coast.

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Bocas del Toro is the capital of the Bocas del Toro Province. It has become a popular spot for scuba divers. The coral reef is home to colorful tropical fish. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1502 and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Panama. There are beaches and lush rainforests.

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  1. Such a beautiful place.

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