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Things to do in Panama

Tour the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal is a 77-kilometer ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime.

Cross the Bridge of the Americas. The Bridge of the Americas is a road bridge in Panama, which spans the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal.

Take time to explore the rain forest. Its tropical plants, animals and birds are unique to the area. It's a photographer's paradise.

Catch the jazzfest in January in Casco.

See a production at The National Theatre.

Tour the outlying islands by ferry or cruise ship. Don’t miss Kunayala, also known as the San Blas islands.

Day trip to a beach. Drive 10 minutes out of Panama City to Amador and catch a ferry to Taboga Island, twelve nautical miles away.

Walk or take a guided tour of an 11,000-foot volcano.

Sit in Plaza Bolivar. It's lined with cafes and is the site of the famous Salon Bolivar, where Simon Bolivar tried to create a league of nations and thus unify the region.

While away an evening in Casco Viejo you'll find a venue offering live jazz, salsa, and classic rock.

Panama's art community gathers in Plaza Bolivar for events from film screenings to "artblock." Don your casual or bohemian chic and wander the area.

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