Welcome to Panama City

History of Panama

Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route. In the capital, Panama City, modern skyscrapers, casinos and nightclubs contrast with colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo district and the rainforest of Natural Metropolitan Park.


Easter is one of the most celebrated moments in Panama as processions are held by almost every community to commemorate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. There are many types of interpretations of the stations of the Cross but the most amazing processions are probably the ones of Bocas del Toro.