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Most famous for the Panama Canal, which spans 80km to connect the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic, this southernmost Central American country has much to offer in terms of unspoiled and accessible tropical rainforests and wildlife, beautiful mountains, historical sites, numerous islands and more. The capital, Panama City, is located only 10 minutes away from a tropical rainforest, within which the diversity in wildlife rivals the deepest parts of the Amazon. Traverse through narrow river passageways and mangrove swamps to visit the Embera Indian Village situated deep in the jungles. For those looking for a classical Caribbean experience, Bocas Del Toro is an archipelago with palm fringed beaches, idyllic beach scenery and amazing snorkeling and scuba diving. Nearby, at the Bastimentos Marine Park, come face to face with Night Monkeys and Three-toed sloths. In the lagoon nearby, observe slider turtles and spectacled caymans. For those who are interested in research and discovery, tour Barro Colorado, where a living laboratory is run by the Smithsonian Institute for Tropical Research. Nearby, Monkey Island gives you a chance to interact with four different types of monkeys. To learn more about Panama’s history, the old Fortress at Portobelo is a must see. Founded in 1597, it was once the third strongest fortress in Spanish America and is considered a world heritage site. Old Panama, the first Spanish city founded in 1519, was another important location in the colonial trade era. It fell into disuse after the city was attacked by pirates. The Royal Castle of San Lorenzo of Chagre is another worthwhile stop. Built as a defense site, it is also designated a world heritage site. Those wanting to do shopping will want to visit Colon, one of the largest free-trade zones and a popular cruise port. From nightlife to nature, adrenaline rushes to relaxation, modern cultural experiences to traditional glimpses of various tribes and cultures, Panama is a country to experience it all.

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I want to travel to Panama in mid March. What will be the weather like? What are the cool places to go?
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Help with Panama City to Bocas Del Toro by bus. Do I go directly to Almirante & take a boat to Bocas or to David and then a bus to Almirante & Boat 2 Bocas? Does it matter what time of day I leave? I heard Almirante was not a place to be at night. How long is the trip? How much is the bus/ferry? Any advice I have not thought to ask? Thank you.
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Hotel Las Olas de la Madrugada in Bocas del Toro is the place to be if you like surfing.. and they serve great breakfast! great atmosphere... http://www.hotelolas.com/
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If you are looking for an interesting experience for beaches and culture on the caribbean coast and not far from Panama City, Isla Grande is a nice tranquil getaway that will make you think you landed in Jamaica. Driving is the eastiest way to get there, but i recommend a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle. i had a 2x2 nissan xtrail and did just fine but wish i had the 4x4. there is a lot of African culutre, try the different shrimp and fish dishes. overall very cheap. and the there are plenty of small boats(lanchas) or fisheman willing to take you back and forth to the island. car parking is about $5 for the day.Going to the resort is not necessary, but not a whole lot of upscale places to eat. perfect for a day trip or picknik. the locals are very friendly and helpful. To get there, take the Panama-Colon Highway towards Colon, look for signs that say Portobelo, follow the road and when the pavement ends, keep going and you will finally arrive to Isla Grande
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