PANAMA: MUCH MORE THAN A CANAL
Three million years ago, the Isthmus of Panama emerged from the sea and changed the world forever. It divided an ocean and joined two continents together, triggering one of the most important natural evolution events in the history of the world. Today, this narrow land bridge in Central America is home to more species of birds and trees than the whole of North America.
Panama is world-famous for its 48-mile canal that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean. Each year, over a million people visit the canal and are able to witness this engineering marvel at work. Panama is very proud to have his magnificent creation operatin 365 day a year, enabling the world's cargo to be shipped efficiently and safely to new destinations.
It is recommended to bring light clothes, thin and fresh fabrics. If you see the highlands, it is advisable to wear warm clothes.
UTC / GMT-5
Same as Eastern Standard Time, but does not follow light-saving time.
TROPICAL CLIMATE ALL YEAR ROUND
Panama has a tropical climate, throughout the year in the lowlands and temperate climate in the highlands.
At sea level the average annual temperature is 27 ° C / 70.6 ° F. Panama has 2 stations: Dry from December to April and rainy from May to November.
The US Dollar circulates freely. The Panamanian currency, the Balboa, has parity with that of the United States.
The official language is Spanish, English is also spoken frequently.