A place of natural & man-made wonders
Founded in 1519 by the Spanish conquistadors, Panama City is now one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Central America and home to incredible architectural and ethnic diversity. This diversity is reflected in the variety of culinary styles and Panamanian dishes, which are a unique blend of Spanish, African, and Native American cuisine.
When not dining at one of the city’s many renowned restaurants, be sure to visit the neighborhood of Casco Viejo, the historic heart of Panama City, and the Calle Uruguay district for its vibrant nightlife; hike through acres and acres national parks and the rainforest at Parque Natural Metropolitano, located just minutes from downtown; and of course, a trip to the Miraflores locks to watch huge ships travel along the iconic Panama Canal.
This feat of modern engineering truly needs to be seen to appreciate how impressive it really is. The Miraflores locks feature a modern and informative visitor’s center, complete with observation deck, and plenty of information on the history of the canal.
Visit the historic part of Panama City, where majestic colonial buildings, catherdrals, and museums line the streets. Meander along and explore the bustling area to get a true feel for the soul of the city. There are several bars and restaurants tucked away in the numerous open plazas.
Panama City Tour
Panama City Tour
Take in the sights of Panama City, from its towering skyscrapers to the historical colonial city of Old Panama. You'll enjoy a guided walk amongst impressive ruins including the Cathedral, the Bishop's House, and many other structures, all dramatically illuminated.About Shore Excursions +Book Now +
Fuerte Amador (Panama City), Panama At a glance