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Panama City is the capital and largest city of Panama. It exerts a massive
influence of the country’s politics, administration, commerce, and tourism.
This waterside city is best regarded by the visitors as the ‘Dubai of Latin
America’ because it features many world-class beaches and many top-class
museums, art galleries and state parks that come a close second to those in
Latin American countries. Secondly, Panama City is a city that has risen
from its ashes twice after it was devastated over the period of last 500
years. It is now a beautiful sum of numerous skyscrapers and high-rise
buildings that flaunt various architectural styles like Caribbean,
Republican, Art Deco, French, and Colonial.
Things to do in Panama City
Punta Culebra Nature Centre
Panama City’s most prominent visitor centre, the Punta Culebra Nature
Centre is a mirror image of the city’s extensive spectrum of marine
eco-diversity. It is the place to know more about the native, marine and
terrestrial coastal environments of the regional Tropical region. Also, of
note here is small but remarkable range of some harmless wildlife and
several species of birds.
Palacio de las Garzas (Spanish for the Herons' Palace)
The Palacio de las Garzas or the Herons' Palace is the governmental office
and residence of the President of Panama in Panama City. This grand
palatial building has served as the residence of the the Spanish governor
during the Colonial Period and then as a royal winery, as a warehouse, and
National Bank's headquarters ever since its founding. It is named thus for
the freely roaming heron birds here that were introduced to the city by a
former president Belisario Porras in 1922 AD.
Ancon Hill is a steep 654-foot-high hill near Panama City. An obvious
choice for all adventure sports enthusiasts, it features various natural
opportunities for sightseeing, jogging and hiking. If for nothing else, you
can simply climb to its apex and be enthralled with 360-degree views of the
Best Time to Visit Panama City
Summer or dry season, the months from mid-December to mid-April are the
best to book your flights from Fort Lauderdale to Panama City. Book your
flights from Fll to PTY during summers to enjoy famous cultural events like
Carnaval that also features parades, dances and music events. It is advised
to book Panama City flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak