Recommended Great Tourist Attractions in Panama

There's more to Panama than in the Panama Canal! Although construction of the Canal is one of the great historical epics of the Americas, Panama has centuries of history that spans indigenous peoples, early settlers [and pirates!] And the roots latest modern Panamanian culture. The Panama Canal is huge, but still not large enough to cover the deep legacies and natural wonders of the country. When I lived in Panama, came to really love the country and felt privileged to discover breathtaking destinations beyond the city of Panama and the Panama Canal. Do not get me wrong: Everyone should visit the city and the canal, but there are five places you love that are not known, and I try to include in the tours organized by my agency, Condor Tours and Travel. Here they are.

Barro Colorado Island: This destination "hidden from view" in the middle of Gatun Lake, the huge artificial lake in the heart of the Panama Canal itself. Barro Colorado unique ecosystem retains aspects of the biosphere before the Canal, with some influence from the surrounding waters of Gatun Lake. The Smithsonian manages the island as a nature reserve to study its unique ecology, but it's still open to groups of tourists to respect the policies designed to maintain the natural characteristics of the island.

Bayano Caves: In the eastern province of Panama, Bayano Caves sit near the banks of the reservoir of Lake Bayano. Travelers can begin their exploration of the caves by boat, the river Seco allows the movement of water rights within it. The first cave extends about two miles away, revealing a unique ecosystem full of birds, bats and snakes. An amateur real adventure travel would travel more if he or she can handle the tracking necessary to enter the caves in the second and third in the system.

Camino de Cruces: The remains of an ancient cobblestone road, the Camino de Las Cruces is a temptation for hikers who want to see the intersection of nature and history closely. Travelers to follow in the footsteps of Henry Morgan, the seekers of gold rush on their way to California, and workers who completed the Panama Canal. More than 500 years of history, the road is maintained in an ecological corridor for the passage of birds and other wildlife - all parts of the forest as you will see the ancient stone crosses.

The Rio Chagres: Although it was dammed to help build the Panama Canal, the Chagres River maintains its natural environment through much of its length as it runs through a dense rainforest. It is an attractive route for kayakers. On the banks of the Chagres River itself, visitors will meet the Embera, one of seven indigenous groups in Panama. The Embera have only recently opened their communities to regular visitors, making it one of the "most recent" tourist destinations [although, of course, the Embera have lived there longer than anyone else!]. Embera vibrant culture is reflected in the crafts and famous works of art, including baskets, and carvings Taguas word.

Portobelo and the rainforest canopy: Portobelo is a sleepy coastal town with a deep natural harbor. Its colonial ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and not to be missed, but what is less known is that it is a short trip from here to one of the best places to explore the rainforest. Facilities allow travelers to see the canopy zip line.

This is not anything that flies under the radar when people think of Panama. The whole country is full of things to see and do. Take time to explore - you'll see what I mean.

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Portobelo

the Rainforest Canopy

The Chagres River

The Bayano Caves

Barro Colorado Island

The Panama Canal

Panama City Beaches

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