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Travel to Panama

Panama's Information

Flag of Panama
Land Area 74,340 km2
Water Area 1,080 km2
Total Area 75,420km2 (#116)
Population 3,705,246 (#130)
Population Density 49.84/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $93.12 Billion
GDP Per Capita $22,800
Currency Balboa (PAB)
Largest Cities

About Panama

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Panama is replete with points-of-interest for any type of traveler, including tropical rain forest tours, beautiful beaches, bird-watching opportunities, historical sites, numerous national parks, as well as countless fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing and white-water rafting venues.

At the top of Panama's major attractions list is the Panama Canal and the Miraflores Locks, the best place to watch the international commerce in action; Darien National Park and its thousands of bird and plant species; Panama City and its Bolivar Plaza, National Theater, Metropolitan Cathedral, Presidential Palace and Summit Biological Garden; Portobelo Fortress rain forest area; San Blas and Bocas del Torro archipelagos, and the Pearl Islands.

  • Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: Panama has two seasons: wet and dry. Dry season runs from mid-December to mid-April and is considered to be the best time to travel. However, even during the rainy season, it is rare to have an entire day of rain. October and November are the wettest months.

    With its constant, comfortable temperatures and daily sunlight, Panama is an ideal destination year-round.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!

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This page was last updated on November 24, 2017.