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Bustling cities and unspoilt islands
Panama was once called 'The Bridge of the World' as ships arrived from Spain and cargo crossed the isthmus to Panama City. Today this intoxicating country boasts a diverse range of exciting sights. The Panama crossing, beaches, islands, rainforest and architecture are steeped in history. Holiday here and uncover stories just waiting to be told.
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Central America’s most cosmopolitan capital, ‘Miami of the South’ Panama City contrasts modern high-rise buildings with a historic city centre and colonial architecture. This international crossroad is a cultural melting pot offering an array of cuisines and a range of fascinating attractions. For a more peaceful atmosphere, explore further afield – the city sits on the Pacific coast near tropical rainforest, breathtaking beaches and the famous Panama Canal.
The stunning archipelago of Bocas del Toro is one of Latin America’s best-kept secrets. Remotely located on Panama’s northwestern Caribbean coast, the cluster of laid back islands boasts secluded beaches, tropical forests, pristine coral reefs and clear waters teeming with tropical marine life – making it a coveted diving spot. Unspoilt and idyllic, Bocas del Toro is a truly paradisiacal destination.
Why not combine these two contrasting destinations on our fantastic Panama Highlights tour.
Panama City was a real surprise. A massive conglomeration of steel and glass towers with a beautiful old Spanish colonial core. There is a vibrant night scene at the foot of Trump Tower with dozens of al fresco bars and restaurants overlooking the most amazing Pacific sunsets. The best spot to enjoy a Mojito."