At the crossroads of North and South America, Panama is one of the most geographically and biologically diverse small countries in the world, Its economy is booming along with its tourism sector. Its rainforests are home to numerous unique plants, birds and animals. La Amistad International Park lies on the border with Costa Rica and Coiba National Marine Park possesses some of the country's most remarkable sea life.

Watching huge cargo ships squeeze through the legendary Panama Canal is an attraction for many. The impenetrable and dangerous Darien Gap on the Colombian border is a draw for the more adventurous.


Panama flag

Why you should go:

You are big on exoticism.

Why you shouldn't:

You have an unreasonably disproportionate hatred of the hats.

Map of Panama