Panama City, the big city
Capital of Panama
Without question, the capital of Panama, "La Ciudad de Panama" (as known locally, and internationally, "Panama City"), offers a great variety of attractions to the visitors.
It is an international metropolis, where all the major banks in the world have a “high” headquarter there. The surroundings of "Bella Vista" show testimony of this. A visit to Panama City is worth a trip- consider to spend a couple of days here.
By the importance of the Panama Canal, Panama City is also the capital of such a small country that has turned into a true metropolis. The population of the city itself is estimated to be around 750,000. In the whole catchment area it goes to over 1.2 million PE. And you verify that on a visit.
La Ciudad de Panama, as it is called, is in the Gulf of Panama, part of the Pacific Ocean. The Panama Canal ends or begins here.
The central area of the town is located along the approximately 3 km long bay of Panama. These Bahia begins in the southwest at the Old City (Casco Viejo), and extends in a northeasterly direction to the more modern parts of the city, such as Bella Vista and Punta Paitilla. In these districts, all major banks are located, the city is reminiscent of Manhattan.
In Bella Vista, you can also find most of the good and excellent restaurants, and hotels in the higher price ranges.
An attraction in the city is nearby a dam (calzada Amador), connected to the group of islands of Isla Naos, Isla Perico, and Isla Flamenco. This area is known as Amador, and is 15 minutes by taxi far from the city center. From here you will have a great view over the city, many restaurants line the street, you can rent bikes or walk along pedestrian routes next to the sea.