Traveler FAQs


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Given its narrowness and shape of the letter "S" on its side, Panama is the only place in the world where the sun rises over the Pacific and sets on the Caribbean side. To best enjoy this phenomenon, go up to Jefe Hill (1,000 meters above sea level) on the border of Chagres National Park, about one and a half hours from Panama City.

Sure! One of the many surprises Panama has in store for you is being able to go fishing in its capital city, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. In fact, 'Panama' in the Indian language means 'abundance of fish'.


Accommodations in Panama range from the most economic hostels favored by backpackers to boutique hotels.


In Panama there are seven ethnic groups, and five comarcas, or indigenous districts, have been legally created.

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