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At the heart of the Americas, Panama is the crucial link between the Atlantic and the Pacific, though it would be wrong to define Panama purely on the basis of the Panama Canal.
While clearly the focal point of the country that marries the two great oceans, what lies just beyond these locks is a revelation. Pristine beaches, lush rainforest and big city nightlife await visitors to give a taste of the country’s outstanding assets. Nearly one-third of Panama’s land area is dedicated to national parks, wildlife refuges and forest reserves, with miles of protected coral reefs. Panama is emerging as an exciting tourist destination in its own right and a gentle stepping stone into Central America.
Weather & Climate
The rainy season lasts from May to November, but even at this time of year rain rarely lasts all day – just take an umbrella for the downpours; the sun will be out again soon.
When to go
Temperatures are high across the whole country throughout the year, though cooler at high altitudes.