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  • Panama Overview

    Home to pristine beaches, cloud forests and rainforests, Panama is an intriguing country with a mix of cultures. The suitable location on the isthmus (narrow strip of land) connecting North and South America and the gorgeous terrain of the country make it an excellent destination to spend a memorable vacation.…
  • Panama City

      The beautiful and bustling capital of Panama, Panama City is a place that keeps visitors busy throughout their stay. Featuring several districts, the city offers excellent historic architecture to explore and also several stylish restaurants and lots of colourful shopping to do. Panama City also serves as an excellent base…
  • Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal located in Panama is a ship canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The canal is the golden route in international maritime trade. If you wish to get a glimpse of the entire length of the canal, then you can take a cruise on…
  • Coiba National Marine Park

    Off the Pacific Coast of Panama in the Gulf of Chiriqui is the Coiba National Marine Park. The park covers over 38 islands including the island of Coiba and the waters that surround them. The Coiba National Marine Park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005…
  • The San Blas Archipelago Island

    A string of islands, the San Blas Archipelago is located along the Caribbean Coast of Panama. There are around 378 islands out of which only 49 are inhabited by the Kuna Indians. The San Blas Archipelago is about 20 minutes by flight from the Panama City. The area is surrounded…
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Panama Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Panama City

GEOGRAPHY

Panama is a country situated in Central America. With a total land area of 77,082 square kilometers, Panama shares borders with Colombia to the southeast, Costa Rica to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the south and the Caribbean to the north.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 3.4 Million. Muslims account for about 0.7% of the population.

CLIMATE

Tropical and dry. The temperature occationally exceeds 32°C for the most part of the country. In the higher parts of the mountain ranges, the temperatures are cooler.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT -5 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 8 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: November 28th
Flag Day: November 4th
May Day: May 1st
Mothers' Day: December 8th
Christmas: December 25th

CURRENCY

Panamanian Balboa

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire: 911

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