Panama Canal

There are a few ways you can experience and learn more about the Panama Canal.

Panama City

A surprisingly modern city, with hints of the third world at the base of huge skyscrapers. There are plenty of things to do and sights around Panama City.

Casco Antiguo

The “old town” of Panama, dating back to 1673. Only a small area so you can see it quickly. Don’t forget to go into the Canal Museum.

Casco Antiguo is in a constant process of renovation and construction so we won’t try and list restaurants and bars, but our information about the city is at Casco Antiguo.

The official website is found at Casco Viejo – these names are used interchangeably.

Panama Viejo

The ruins of the first European settlement on the Pacific Coast of the Americas dating back to 1519, as well as traces of the first inhabitants of the Isthmus. More information (coming soon), or the official website.


A small town with a big history on the Caribbean side of Panama, Portobelo is well worth a trip.

Wildlife Viewing

There are a few parks and zoos around Panama, in the city and within an hour’s drive.