Panama – Much more than a Canal
Located at the heart of the Americas, Panama City is the most cosmopolitan of the Latin American Cities. As a long established hub for international business, trade and transportation the city has developed into a modern, busy metropolis.
While large parts of the world have been struggling under the effects of the economic crisis Panama’s economy has grown by almost 50% since 2008. The famous Panama Canal is currently undergoing a $5.25 billion expansion and local and international business develop rapidly.
Tocumen international airport is a major connecting point of the Americas, with direct flights to many destinations in the Americas and Europe. 2014 will see Panama opening the first metro train system in Central America, further increasing the excellent internal connectivity of the city.
The country’s modern infrastructure and central location make Panama a popular center for meetings and conventions and its expanding accommodation sector is well prepared for the needs of both business and leisure travelers.
The multicultural character of Panama City is reflected in its cuisine, its festivals and its art, making the city a cultural hotspot where creative talents from all corners of the world converge for landmark events like the Panama Jazz Festival, the International Film Festival and the Bienal del Sur Art Expo.
Panama is a safe, stable and friendly country of almost three million inhabitants and 75.517 square kilometers. It is among the most
biologically diverse countries on the planet and features a variety of unique ecosystems. With a total of over 2.500 km of coastline on 2 oceans, 15 national parks and seven distinct indigenous cultures there is much to explore. 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites wait to be discovered.
In a country this diverse it comes as no surprise that travel and tourism are well developed. Tiny locally owned luxury boutique hotels coexist with many of the world’s big names in the hospitality sector, such as Waldorf Astoria, Trump, Hilton or Marriott.
Let yourself be surprised by Panama. Encounter traditional indigenous settlements less than two hours from the city’s international banking district, watch the incredible wildlife along the Panama Canal while huge cargo ships cross from ocean to ocean in the background, spend the morning in a state-of-the-art convention center and the afternoon on a perfect beach. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it here.