Panama’s capital is a cosmopolitan, sophisticated and modern city, full of gleaming skyscrapers, good shopping and great restaurants. At the meeting point of two continents, North America and South America, it is a centre of international finance, bringing people from all over the world together in its steamy, tropical surroundings. Panama City offers easy access to all of Panama’s beautiful beaches, it’s swathes of lush rainforest and of course, the famous Panama Canal, the connection between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. For a glimpse of the city of times gone by, pop to the Casco Viejo, the buzzing colonial neighbourhood where the city began. 

Panama City at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Panama City:

GMT -5
time difference
11 hours
flight time
880,000
population
Casco Viejo
famous landmark
Sancocho
local food
Winter
best time to visit

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