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Panama, officially the Republic of Panama , is the southernmost country of both Central America and, in turn, North America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the northwest, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama City. Panama is an international business center, and although it is only the fourth largest economy in Central America, after Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador, it is the fastest growing economy and the largest per capita consumer in Central America.

   
 
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What to Wear and What to Eat in Panama - Panama City
What to Wear and What to Eat in Panama Panamanians are very image oriented. Dressing down in an attempt to not appear ostentatious among poorer locals will not be taken as a sign of solidarity, but as disrespect. They enjoy dressing nicely, and the ones who aren't wearing nice clothes would do so if they had the money. The same goes for hygiene. Locals will look down upon tourists who are dirty. That being said, there is no need to wear a suit everywhere, either. Just dress conservatively and nice. For men, a clean pair of jeans and ironed collared shirt will do nicely for most excursions, you could dress more casually or more formally depending on the situation. Shorts are considered extremely casual wear suitable only for the beach, although this att...

Life in Panama - Panama City
Life in Panama The combination of incredible natural beauty, pleasant moderate climates as well as access to international markets and the quality and low cost of the labor force, make Panama an ideal place to live. You can drive from a modern, bustling urban environment to a rain forest teeming with animal and plant life in as little as an hour.Panama is known as the Crossroads of the Americas due to its privileged position between North and South America. The indigenous meaning of the country's name, abundance of fish, reflects Panama's reputation as a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and eco-tourists alike. Panama is also known for its highly developed international banking sector, with more than 150 banks from 35 countries ...

Panama Cultural Heritage A Reflection of its Roots - Panama City
Panama Cultural Heritage A Reflection of its Roots As a meeting point in the history of the countries of Latin America, Panama is a country forged by various cultures and traditions that come together to create a unique complexity and exotic environment. The country's ethnic diversity is reflected in the traditional products, such as woodcarvings, ceremonial masks and pottery, as well as in its architecture, cuisine and festivals. To visit Panama is to dazzle the senses, where indigenous and European cultures combine to create a country without equal. Panama's architecture is a reflection of the different groups that make their home there. The Kuna Yala region, home to the Kuna Indians with their traditional huts, stands in contrast to the homes built by Swiss, Yu...

Events in Panama - Panama City
Events in Panama Carnival is celebrated over the four days preceding Ash Wednesday and involves music, dancing and a big parade on Shrove Tuesday. The celebrations in Panama City and Las Tablas are the most festive, while the Semana Santa (Easter Week) celebrations at Villa de Los Santos, on the Peninsula de Azuero, are equally renowned. The Festival of the Black Christ at Portobelo on October 21 includes a parade of the famous life-size statue of the Black Christ, and attracts pilgrims from all over the country.

When to go Panama - Panama City
When to go Panama The best time to visit Panama really depends on what you plan to do. If you intend to spend most of your time on the Pacific side, try December or January, when there's generally little rain and the weather is pleasant. If you're doing any serious hiking, this is also the most comfortable time to do it; the Darien Gap can be crossed only at this time. Bear in mind, however, that hotel prices and airfares are generally higher in the dry season (mid-December to mid-April). For planning purposes, be aware that Panama's mountains can get very cold at night; be sure to bring warm clothing. Some of Panama's colorful festivals draw large crowds. If you like to party, try to be in Panama City or Las Tablas for Carnival, he...