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Panama Flag The Republic of Panama (Spanish: República de Panamá) is a country in central America. It shares land borders with Colombia and Costa Rica, as well as having coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is famous, of course for containing the Panama Canal, a key artery of international maritime trade, which connects the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea.

As of 2010, the population of Panama was estimated to be 3,186,162. The capital and largest city. Panama City, as of 2000, had a population of 813,097 in the city, and 1,206,792 in the combined city and metropolitan area.

Panama Country Details


Country Name Panama
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central America
Flag Panama Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Panama City


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Lonely Planet Panama (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Steve Fallon

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# 1 best-selling guide to Panama*

Lonely Planet Panama is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip coconuts on a Caribbean beach; lay eyes on the awe-inspiring Panama Canal; or hike through sublime cloud forests; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Panama and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Panama:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - land & wildlife, music, cuisine, arts, politics, history
  • Over 46 maps
  • Covers Panama City, Panama Province, Cocle Province, Peninsula deAzuero, Veraguas Province, Chiriqui Province, Bocas del Toro Province, Colon Province, Comarca de Kuna Yala, Darien Province and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Panama, our most comprehensive guide to Panama, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Panama. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Frommer's Panama (Complete Guide)
By Nicholas Gill

Gill Nicholas
Paperback (272 pages)

Frommer s Panama (Complete Guide)
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Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We use seasoned journalists like Nicholas Gill who has been covering Panama for over a decade and has strong opinions on what travelers should do in country…and what they can skip without regret. He’s also understands that not all travelers have the same needs or budgets and so has created a guide that is extremely helpful whether you’re a honeymooner, a backpacker or are traveling with kids.

The book covers Panama's top ecolodges, beach stays and wilderness resorts (for luxury travelers or those on a budget). It features the best beaches, bird-watching and other outdoor activities, with fastidiously researched information on the best outfitters for adventuring. It also offers an in-depth look at Panama's history and culture, from pre-Columbian times, through the building of the Canal, to the 21st century's issues and debates, as well as an overview of the ecosystems and native flora and fauna. With doable, smartly conceived itineraries for one or two weeks, for families, and for adventurers it also includes savvy, sometimes sneaky, tips for saving money in ALL price ranges.
Panama (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
Released: 2007-03-05
Map (2 pages)

Panama (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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Designed for the needs of adventure travelers, National Geographic's Panama Adventure Map is the most comprehensive map available, covering the entire country, with expertly researched background information, travel tips and descriptions of popular destinations. A user-friendly index of selected towns and protected areas, including National Parks, nature and forest reserves, wetlands and wildlife areas, will help you select areas to explore. The marked road network of major and minor roads, including the Pan-American Highway, airstrips and railway tracks will get you to your desired location, including those outside of major tourist hubs. Some of the pinpointed recreational, historical and cultural features include areas for surfing, fishing and diving, hiking trails, archeological sites, reefs and mangroves.

An inset map of Panama City provides in-depth detail of the capital, including its hospitals, churches, synagogues, monuments, cemeteries, embassies and other notable buildings. The Casco Viejo (San Felipe) area is shown with even greater detail, for those planning a self-guided walking tour. An inset map of the Panama Canal region details this must-see engineering feat, that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Some of the points of interest shown are the Canal's locks, visitor centers and the Panama Railway connecting Colon and Panama City. This abundance of specialized content makes the map the perfect companion to National Geographic's Panama Traveler Guide or any other guidebook.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:475,000 & 1:165,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
Fodor's In Focus Panama (Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2016-02-16
Paperback (264 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Panama has become Central America's hottest destination. Looking beyond the country's famous, century-old canal, an increasing number of travelers are discovering Panama's vast jungles, remote islands, and rain forests filled with exotic birds. Panama City is the exciting, rapidly developing, hub--a vibrant metropolis with a colonial heart and excellent dining, lodging, and nightlife options, as well as an abundance of easy day-trip opportunities.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Panama
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Major sights such as The Panama Canal, Barro Colorado, Bocas del Toro, The Embera, Casco Viejo, and Land of the Guna
· Coverage of Panama City, The Canal and Central Panama, Chiriqui Province, Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Guna Yala (San Blas)
The Rough Guide to Panama (Rough Guides)
By Rough Guides

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Released: 2014-11-03
Paperback (328 pages)

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The new Rough Guide to Panama is the ultimate travel guide to this vibrant and fascinating country. Discover Panama's highlights with stunning full-color photography and maps and more listings and information than ever before.

Inside The Rough Guide to Panama you'll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do — from a boat trip up the Panama Canal to a jungle trek in the Darién, from sightseeing in Panama City to beach-lazing in Guna Yala — as well as up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants, across every price range, that give you clear, balanced reviews and reliable, first-hand opinions.

Whether you have time to browse our detailed chapters, or need fast-fix itineraries and hand-picked highlights, The Rough Guide to Panama will help you make the most of your time.

About Rough Guides: For thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than two hundred destinations to life.

National Geographic Traveler: Panama, 3rd Edition
By Christopher Baker

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Released: 2015-01-06
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A small-scale country on the surface, Panama is a Central American giant and gem just awakening to its vast potential. Esteemed travel writer Christopher Baker takes the reader on a journey of this fascinating place in his fully updated edition. Beginning in the cosmopolitan, steamy capital of Panama City, you move on to the Canal Zone and the central Caribbean, with world-class birding and rafting; Kuna Yala, administrated anonomously by indigenous Kuna people; the Darien, a biological Eden; and Central Panama, blessed with fine beaches, mountains, pre-Columbia sites, and important colonial architecture. Among the guide's special features are mapped walking and driving tours--including a walk around Panama City's Casco Antiguo and a drive across the Continental Divide; and special two-page entries on topics such as the Panama Canal and parrots and macaws. National Geographic and local experts provide insider tips on favorite or little known sites and events, and dozens of sidebars highlight experiences that show you how to truly get the most from your trip, including how to assist archaeologists uncover ancient artifacts at Panama Viejo and white-water rafting in the Highlands. This comprehensive guide includes essential background information and the author's pick of hotels and restaurants.

Aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and expert advice from a trustworthy source, National Geographic Travelers provide ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the true feel of each destination not easily found online.
Lonely Planet Panama (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (320 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Panama is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dine and dance the night away in Panama City, relax on the palm-fringed beaches of Bocas del Toro or hike through the cloud forests of Boquete; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Panama and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Panama Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, music and dance, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and etiquette
  • Over 48 maps
  • Useful features - including Off the Beaten Track Itinerary, Month by Month (annual festival calendar) and Activity Guide
  • Coverage of Panama City, Pacific Islands and Coast, Bocas del Toro, Boquete and the Highlands, Volcan Baru, Comarca de Kuna Yala, Darien Province and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Panama, our most comprehensive guide to Panama, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Central America on a Shoestring guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Carolyn McCarthy.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*Best-selling guide to Panama. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, April 2012 to March 2013.
Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Bridget Gleeson, John Hecht, Tom Spurling & Mara Vorhees

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Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Central America *

Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Scale the Maya temples of Tikal, surf the smoothest and most uncrowded waves in Latin America, or explore the colonial charms of Granada; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central America and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, cuisine, sports, wildlife, environment, architecture, literature, cinema, current events
  • Over 90 maps
  • Covers Mexico's Yucatán & Chiapas, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet destination guides, our most comprehensive guides that cover destinations' top sights and offbeat experiences.
  • Check out Lonely Planet Latin American Phrasebook & Dictionary or Lonely Planet Latin American Fast Talk to make your trip go smoother and to get more cultural enrichment out of your travels.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Central America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Moon Panama (Moon Handbooks)
By William Friar

Moon Travel
Released: 2013-01-29
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Writer and Panama native William Friar offers unique tips for visiting this up-and-coming destination, from lounging in the Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro to hiking the highlands of Boquete and exploring Panama City. Friar uses his local knowledge to craft unique trip strategies, such as The 14-day Outdoor Adventure and Six Days for History Buffs. Complete with details for navigating jungle trails, finding cheap taxis and underground bars, and planning a river expedition, Moon Panama gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal (Ocean Cruise Guides)
By Anne Vipond

Ocean Cruise Guides
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Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal (Ocean Cruise Guides)
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f you are planning a cruise to Panama Canal, be sure to learn about the fascinating back story of how both the country and canal came to be. One of the world's greatest engineering feats, the Panama Canal has become one of the world's most popular cruise itineraries and our new edition gives insight to this exciting destination. Detail and maps on all the ports and attractions plus a huge pull-out map of the entire Panama Canal. New expanded sections on both Panama and Caribbean ports plus all the history and archival photographs to take you through the construction of the canal.

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