Panama City, Panama is a fascinating area with lots to see and experience, including:
Panama Canal Miraflores Visitor Center
See the famous Panama Canal from the Miraflores Visitors Center at the Miraflores Locks. The Center has a museum with interactive exhibits and a short video about the building of the Canal. You can go onto the outside terrace to get a close look at ships going through the famous canal locks.
The Amador Causeway gives walkers or bikers a scenic view of the city’s skyline. It stretches over four islands and was constructed with rocks that were excavated from the building of the canal. Plus there are restaurants and souvenir shops.
Ancon Hill and the Metropolitan Park
Hike up Ancon Hill to get a fantastic view of the city and the canal. The hike will take you about two hours and it’s lined by rainforest. Tell a taxi to bring you there and to return in a few hours to take you back to your hotel to rest up from this unique experience.
Frank Gehry Biodiversity Museum
Located along the Amador Causeway, the museum is one of the architectural victories of the area. It opened in January 2014 and has art exhibits by Bruce Mau, as well as interactive exhibits.
Metropolitan Park Eco Tour
Panama City’s rainforest is the only one near a large city, and the Metropolitan National Park is about a 15-30 minute drive from the city. You can go hiking there to enjoy the rainforest views or go on a guided tour to see the local flora and fauna.
Panama Viejo- Ruins of the Original Panama City
Panama Viejo (Old Panama) was established in 1519 and was the first town on the Americas West coast to serve as a gateway city for the Spanish conquest of Latin America.