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  • Panama. Shaded relief map
  • Map of Panama
  • Republic of Panama
  • Islets in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro
  • The Panama Canal

Panama is a narrow, s-shaped isthmus located between Colombia and Costa Rica, bordered by both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. The country forms the land bridge between the North and South American continents. The majority of the population of the country lives around the Panama Canal or in cities like Panama City and Colón.

The geography of Panama is dominated by the Cordillera de Talamanca mountain range which is located near the border of Costa Rica. The highest point in the country is the Volcán Barú which stands at 3,475 m (11,400 ft). It is said that on a clear day, it is possible to see both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from Volcán Barú’s peak.

With two coastlines, Panama lays claim to various islands including the San Blas Islands.  Situated off the Isthmus of Panama to the east of the canal, this archipelago is made up of approximately 378 islands and cays, only 49 of which are inhabited. Located 32 km (19.88 mi) from the Costa Rican border, Bocas del Toro is another archipelago that is made up of six islands, several uninhabited islets and two national parks.



Panama Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Panama.

Learn about the history and culture of Panama, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Panama's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Panama for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Panama tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Panama Tour, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Book your Panama tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Panama tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, one of our island stays, a lodge and beach stay holiday for sun seekers or snowbirds and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Panama.

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