Panama City Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Panama City

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Panama Canal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 509 Reviews

The first ships sailed through the Panama Canal in 1914, shaving nearly 9,000 miles off what was otherwise a very long sailing trip around South America. The ...  Read more

Monkey Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 Reviews

This popular excursion offers a festive excuse to explore a bit of the Canal, visiting an island that has been "taken over" by four species of monkey: ...  Read more

Soberania National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Learn about the plants and animals of Panama at Soberanía National Park, a tropical forest just 20 minutes outside of Panama City. Located on the east ...  Read more

Bayano Lake Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Sparkling like a jewel at the edge of the enormous Darién wilderness, tranquil Bayano Lake was created in 1976 and has been a scenic escape from the big ...  Read more

Embera Village

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Modern Panama is home to seven indigenous tribes, and the Embera is one of its most well known native groups. Part of the Embera tribe migrated from the Choco ...  Read more

Panama Viejo Ruins

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Long before smallpox, conquistadors, and Catholicism made the Americas safe for European occupation, a group of Spanish sailors laid claim to the indigenous ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Located on the Plaza Catedral in the Old City, the Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the most interesting tourist points in the area., as it showcases ...  Read more

Miraflores Locks

4.5 star rating: Recommended 372 Reviews

It is a mesmerizing scene, the massive machinery - some 700 tons of it, reinforced against the mighty Pacific - of iconic Miraflores Locks in operation. It is ...  Read more

Casco Viejo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 212 Reviews

Panama City's oldest surviving neighborhood is also its most defensible, a tejas-tiled cluster of primly painted colonial buildings at the tip of a heavily ...  Read more

Amador Causeway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 156 Reviews

Palm-lined Amador Causeway is famed for the fantastic views of Panama's skyscraping downtown, a yacht-strewn panorama across the Panama Bay to the graceful ...  Read more

Gatún Lake

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

The glistening, artificial heart of the Panama Canal, Lago Gatún covers what was once the fertile Chagres River Valley, until 1907 home to scores of small ...  Read more

Punta Culebra Nature Center

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

This outdoor museum is located on an island at the end of the Amador Causeway, a four-mile-long road on a strip of land made from soil and rock that was ...  Read more

Afro-Antillean Museum (Museo Afro-Antillano de Panama)

The popular Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum may showcase the history, politics and influence of French and American workers who helped construct the Panama ...  Read more

Ancon Hill

Visible from nearly anywhere in Panama City, Ancon Hill stands proudly above everything else in an otherwise flat region, with its immense flag flying high. ...  Read more

Barro Colorado

This was once a jungled mountaintop overlooking the Chagres River Valley, which was flooded, beginning in 1907, by Lake Gatún as part of the Panama Canal. ...  Read more

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