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What to Do As A Tourist in Panama

Feb 29, 2008
If you want a place to relax, consider Panama. The beautiful and tourist friendly city will treat you like a king or a queen. Once you land on the inland country, you will get the feeling in the air that you should have come here long ago.

You can spend your holiday in different ways in Panama. There is scuba diving, sailing, white water rafting, cruising thorough the canal, bird watching, surfing and of course golf. All of these activities will give you pleasure to an extent that you will always cherish your days in Panama.

Time flies in Panama. So much to do here. If you are in the island country for a short trip, you will find the time flies before eye drops. Therefore, you must make a cool and well read out trip; so that you get to enjoy every thing that Panama has to offer.

In Panama City, the capital of Panama, tourists can even plan to see the president's palace of the Herons and the renovated National theatre. The city is actually cosmopolitan in nature similar to Hong Kong.

Shopping is popular during the day, tourists from all over the world are well received and many products are sold at duty-free prices. After shopping, you can visit the canal - the best attraction of the country. And during the night, restaurants, bars, discotheques, casinos are alive; treating the guests with unique attitude. You will sure love the night Panama.

Once you are in Panama, you can take a city tour. A typical city tour would take around three hours. The ruins of Old Panama, Colonial Panama along with the modern architecture can be seen. Hot and bright weather of Panama will remind you of childhood.

As mentioned earlier, a visit to Panama is not complete without a visit to the Panama Canal, the tour of which takes around two and half hours. The canal can be transited too. Actually, most people coming in Panama keep the canal in their list. This canal represents economic growth, solid engineering and art of management.

If you are in the Plaza Patella Inn Hotel or in the Tinajas Restaurant; you are in a treat of life. These places offer folklore shows with colorful costumes and traditional dances.

If you are fond of rainforest, Panama has something for you as well. The nearest and easily accessible rainforest is the Metropolitan National park, which is around 15 minutes from the main Panama City; this is the only major tropical rain forest in Latin America situated in an urban area.

There are several protected areas also situated here, one being the MNP which is a rare dry lowland pacific forest and is home to around 200 species of birds and three-toed sloth. Tourists can take a walking trail in this park. A souvenir shop and a library are also located here.

Overall, Panama is the place to enjoy a nice time. If you have any plans to visit a beautiful place, consider Panama. The island country will not disappoint you.
About the Author
Panama is next big tourist destination. Come spend your Panama vacation in Gamboa Resort, in the rainforest luxury. When traveling the interior, stay in Gran Hotel Nacional, the best hotel in David, Chiriqui, Panama. Now is also the best time to invest in Panama real estate.
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