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Tourist information about Panama City

Located in the entrance of the Panama Channel on the Pacific coast, in America's narrowest area, the capital city of the Republic bearing the same name, Panama, is located.


This city is located exactly cero meters above sea level, covering an area of 2560.8 square kilometers.


Regarding its climate, there are two seasons, the dry season or summer, which goes from January to April and the rainy season, which goes from May to December.


The temperature is usually moderate. While the annual average temperature ranges between twenty one and twenty five Celsius degrees, the average humidity level is about seventy five per cent.


Panama is a place where a wide range of cultures and customs can be found, where natural beauty can be enjoyed as well as the busy city life including important hotels, shopping centers and excellent cuisine.

Contadora Island in Panama


Panama City Accommodation

Through it is possible to make reservations by phone or on-line for accommodation in Hotels, Apartments, Inns, Apart-Hotels or Resorts located in different spots of the city.

In order to experience an enjoyable and pleasant stay near your area of interest a hotel downtown Panama can be booked or in different areas of the city.


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Panoramic View


History of Panama City

The history of this city could well be organized into three pillars: firstly, the birth of Panama La Vieja (Old Panama), then what is known as the Old Area of the city and, finally, the modern city as it appears nowadays.


The Panama Isthmus was discovered in 1501 by the Spanish conqueror Don Rodrigo de Bastidas and his partner, Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, who discover some time later the Pacific Ocean.


Panama La Vieja was the name given to the city founded on the 15th August 1519 by Pedro Arias Dávila. This was the first city of the Pacific Ocean founded by Spanish people.


Main streets and quiet ones, Royal houses for authorities, the Casa de los Genoveses where slaves were sold, the Town Council and the Cathedral were some of the main features of such city.


The Casco Antiguo (old area of the city) was what remained after the whole city, including religious buildings, squares and main streets, had to be moved in 1673.


It was between both cities that the current Panama city was founded, with its variety and its history and changes.


Suddenly, large buildings, shopping centers, and avenues began to appear. Finally, modernism reached the city.


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Old Part of the City


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