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The Republic of Panama is located in Central America, right smack between the North and South America continents. It is bordered by Colombia to the south, Costa Rica to the north and the Pa-cific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean to its west and east respectively. One of the very few countries on Earth that has coastlines with two different oceans, Panama also manages to squeeze in a bustling metropolis capital city, lush rainforests choke-full of wildlife, mountains, hills, marine reserves, beaches and one of the most important ship canals in the world within its area of 75,000 square kilometres.

The country’s strategic location between North and South America makes it a tourist hotspot for residents of both Americas, and the diverse range of attractions available within its borders don't hurt as well. Outdoor recreational activities like wildlife-watching, white-water rafting, hiking, diving, zip-lining, kayaking, surfing and more amidst stunning natural beauty are easily possible in Panama, known for its plentiful opportunities for adventure tourism.

Getting around

Panama isn’t too massive a country, so a good way to get around would be by car. Roads within the country are generally well-maintained and extensive, and having your own vehicle would al-low you the flexibility to access all the off-road beauty Panama has to offer. Though inter-city travel via public transport is also possible, bus timetables, schedules and routes may be confusing for tourists.

Those staying only within capital Panama City need not rent a car, as taxis are readily available on the street.

What to see and do

If you’re in Panama, you can’t miss a visit to the Panama Canal - the country’s most famous at-traction (and one of the pillars of its fast-growing economy) is often considered one of man-kind’s greatest feats of engineering brilliance. Infrastructure for the canal took decades to com-plete but drastically reduced the distance required for both commercial and tourist ships to travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic by channeling them through the country’s isthmus and via the Caribbean Sea. Today canal toll revenues account for a large percentage of Panama’s income, and the Canal is considered a must-see for all tourists to the region.

Be sure to have a look at this engineering marvel before you leave Panama - you can either take a boat tour through the Canal, or visit the Miraflores Lock Museum for a chance to watch the Ca-nal’s high-tech locks in action from the observation decks - these locks lift whole ships into the man-made Gatun Lake. For an even better view, take a plane or helicopter flight above the area to appreciate its topography.

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