Mi Pueblito, meaning My Little Village, is a crossroads of the prevailing customs and traditions in our country. In one place, you can step inside a typical Afro-Caribbean, peasant, or Indian house that showcases the main characteristics of these cultures.
The beautiful biodiversity found in Gamboa makes it an absolutely ecological destination and one of the most visited. The rainforest that borders the Chagres River is appealing to tourists and makes a visit here a fabulous experience of adventure.
Just an hour outside the city is Cerro Azul, a hill whose altitude at 1,000 meters above sea level provides a pleasant climate for many country vacation homes. The view of the city and lake from different angles is simply unforgettable. In next-door Chagres National Park, you can go rafting down the Chagres River and take in the nature of the rainforest in all its glory.
The Museum of Biodiversity, or Biomuseum, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, will explain the emergence of the Isthmus of Panama from the depths of the oceans. Its formation linked North and South America and allowed the passage of species from one continent to the other. Seven interactive halls in the museum will explain Panama's role as a "Bridge of Life" in not only providing a pathway for species to migrate north and southwards, but also in separating the Pacific Ocean from the Atlantic and thus altering the marine currents in a way that changed the climate and gave rise to human development.
The Amador Causeway is a road that connects the mainland of Panama City with four islands in the Pacific Ocean that form a small archipelago. These islands are Naos, Perico, Culebra, and Flamenco. The road begins in an area near the southern entrance of the Panama Canal, near the township of Ancón.
Taboga is a paradisiacal island just off the Pacific coast in front of Panama City, a mere 20 kilometers past the entrance to the Canal. Its name comes from the Indian word "aboga", which means “abundant fish”. The second oldest church in the American Pacific, San Pedro de Taboga, is located here.