Panama City, a modern city full of history
Panama City, a modern city full of history: The ruins of Old Panama where Pedro Arias de Avila in 1519 founded the first European settlement on Americas Pacific give a good idea how Panama looked almost 500 years ago. The tower of the ancient cathedral, still one of Panama City’s landmarks, is in a very good shape and offers nice views in all directions. After the destruction of this first Panama City by the English buccaneer Henry Morgan a new Panama City was built – today’s Casco Viejo.
In this historic quarter the majority of the buildings are of a colonial architecture. Many of them are carefully restored. Entering the narrow streets of Casco Viejo you will feel set back in time – back then, when the Spaniards ruled over Panama. Probably the most famous highlight of Panama City is the Panama Canal. As masterpiece of engineering it completely changed world trade and the significance of the small Central American country Panama.
Our Panama City Getaways includes tours to the most important sites in and just around the capital. You will be amazed what you discover in this interesting city. Depending on your interests your days will be filled with some of the best shopping in Latin America, historical excursions or dedicated to explore every inch of the Panama Canal. No matter how you decide, on your Panama City Getaway you will enjoy a nice mix of guided tours and activities and free time to spend on your own.
Panama City offers a large variety of spare time activities and delicious restaurants of all styles. Typical Panamanian food, delicious fish and seafood restaurants or international gourmet cuisine – it is all there. The choice is yours.