Panama is the country bridging the North and South America with an area of 75,517 sq km. The population of country is 3,406,813 with the growth rate of 1.84%. The main religion is Roman Catholic. Spanish is the national language. Various other indigenous languages are also spoken there. English is the second primary language there as there are various people come in Panama for business and work purposes. The history of Panama begins from 1501 when Rodrigo De Bastidas came here in search of gold. Then Christopher Columbus came here. Lately, this place became famous for gold and it became the crossroad for the Spain. Panama remained the part of Spain for almost 300 years.
Panama is very famous for its rainforests. It offers more the 10,000 kinds of plants and more the 1000 of bird species. This country has big national parks, mankind heritage and biosphere reserves. Volcan Baru is one of the biggest national park is Panama with an area of 35000 acres. It is located from a 6 hour drive from Panama City. This park has a very moderate temperature of 10 to 20 degree.
Panama is also considered as a marine country. It touches the Caribbean and the Pacific oceans. The San Blas Archipelago is very popular place of Panama all over the world for Scuba diving. In the depths of water one can see the natural marine beauty. Other scuba diving sites include Portobelo Bat, Isla Mamey and Isla Grande. Beaches in Panama like Mariato and Santa Catalina in Veraguas and Playa Venao in Loas Santos are very famous for the thrilling and adventurous sports of surfing. Professional surfers all over the world come here for the full enjoyment of surfing. Due to a wide range of rapids the country of Panama is also very famous for rafting which is also another adventurous sport. The places of rafting is Pacora, Chiriqui Veijo and David.
One can found different types of cultures in Panama. Most of them are Indian. Panama is also famous for its unique type of music. Each of its provinces has its own kind of music and dances.
Panama has the world’s largest free zone and duty free shopping centre. In Panama City, tourists can found various kinds of shopping malls, gift centers, boutiques, jeweler stores and bazaars. The free zone is located in Colon which is almost at 45 minutes drive from the Panama City. Famous hotels of Panama are Acnon Expeditions, Bocas Inn Lodge, Ancon Expeditions, Cabarias Drago Mar and Cocomo Hostal.
Due to its good geographic location, this country can be reached through marine routes as well as by roads but mostly people prefer to travel by air. Airlines from all over the world travel to Panama. As Panama is located between North and South America so it forms a bridge between these two places and becomes an American strategic hub for the flights. Panama can be the best for the tourism purpose.