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Cheap flights to Panama

The capital city of the Republic of Panama, aptly named as Panama City, is considered as one of the key crossroads in the world, serving as a land bridge between North and South America. It is also the waterway between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Panama has everything that qualifies it as a Central American hotspot. A swarming wildlife, breathtaking sandy beaches, a haven for scuba divers, world-class fishing areas, reliable transportation, English speaking population and a cosmopolitan capital city, it has all of it. Yet, less crowd! And that is what makes it a place to be.

The window to history, also known as Casco Viejo de Panama, is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Coast of the America. It is suitably located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. Panama Canal is a few minutes away from Panama City; it is reminiscent of the French Quarter in New Orleans and is a true cultural gem.

The city is perfect for travellers who are looking for a taste of history with the conveniences of modern living. Some of the old colonial buildings such as the Court of Justice, Plaza de Francia, Paseo de las Bovedas and the Santo Domingo Church are just some of the interesting places to visit. The old city, Salon Bolivar, has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will also find one of the most interesting museums in the country in Panama City - the Panamanian Man.

A see is the Panama Canal - one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects in the world. This architectural wonder has had a huge impact on the shipping industry and hence the world economy. It's a must that one pays the due tribute.

Places to see when you take a flight to Panama:

Colon
The biggest city in Panama is located in the in the Caribbean end of the Canal. From here, visitors can see the cathedral, and the statues known as the Paseo Centenario.

Panama City
Point of arrival in Panama is in Panama City, the country's capital. This city is known for its many tourist attractions such as the Panama Canal, Las Bovedas, Plaza de la Catedral, Teatro Nacional, Palacio de las Garzas, Casco Viejo and many more. You can also tour the Embera Indian Village where you can ride a canoe to cruise Lake Alejuela and then the jungle river. The Hospital Punta Pacifica is also a must see as this place is well-known for its medical tourism. High standard healthcare can be availed at this hospital at a fraction of the cost in US and Canadian hospitals.

Coronado
This place is about an hour's drive from Panama City and is where you can enjoy the salt, sand and sea. This coastal city is a beach resort that's so well-developed, it even has a hospital, shopping centres, markets, banks, drugstores, grocery stores and many restaurants. It's a beach city so sunbathing and swimming are things to look forward to in Coronado, as well as playing golf, shopping for handicrafts, and taking kite surfing lessons.

Boquete
This is a small town that's located in one of the highlands of the country and is a very popular tourist destination. Boquete Panama has spring-like weather all year-round; hence, many expats have come to retire in Boquete. One famous landmark is the Volcan Baru which is a dormant volcano trekked by many hikers and adventurers. Visiting Boquete is therefore all about nature tripping, hiking and mountain climbing. Another thing that you shouldn't miss in Boquete Panama is its fine tasting coffee. You may want to bring some to your friends back home.

Bocas del Toro
This is another tourist destination as the town of Bocas comprises many small islands. It is a place where mode of travel is mostly by water taxis or boats as the string of islands are not connected by roads. A water taxi tour of all the Bocas islands is just awesome as well as visiting the town's marine park. There you can see dolphins, starfishes and many other sea creatures.

Panamanian Cuisine
Panamanian cuisine is a unique mix of African, Spanish, and Native American techniques, dishes, and ingredients, reflecting its diverse population. Since Panama is a land bridge between two continents, it has a large variety of tropical fruits, vegetables and herbs that are used in native cooking. Typical Panamanian foods are mildly flavored, without the pungency of some of Panama's Latin American and Caribbean neighbors. Common ingredients are maize, rice, wheat flour, plantains, yuca (cassava), beef, chicken, pork and seafood.

Many Panamanian dishes are made out of corn. The preparation is different from that of other Latin American corn dishes (such as corn tortillas and arepas), given that the kernel is first cooked in water and then ground in order to obtain a dough (as opposed to using corn flour to obtain the dough). Fresh corn is also used in some dishes.

Some of the main specialties are Tortillas, Bollos, Torrejitas de maíz, Tortilla Changa, Almojábanos, Empanadas, Hojaldres/Hojaldras, Patacones, Carimañola, Arroz con tities y coco, Arroz verde, Chicha, Chicheme, Resbaladera, Ron Ponche, Kahlua and Sorrel (Sorrel is a drink containing sorrel sepals, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, sugar, water, and a splash of rum)

Fresh fruit juices (licuados or jugos naturales) made of pineapple, passion-fruit, papaya, orange, tree tomato and many more are prepared by blending fresh fruit and straining. They are typically heavily sweetened. Variants are available with added condensed milk.

Shopping at Panama
Panama City is one of the best shopping destinations in Central America. Whether you're seeking inexpensive clothing or luxury items, a wealth of Panama shopping malls offers all. Local handicrafts aren't as plentiful as in Central America's Mayan regions, but there are still a number of distinctly Panama souvenirs. Panama hat is a must have. Panama foods perfect for bringing back home. If you are looking for luxury items which are duty free, you will find the shopping centre at Front Street as the perfect destination.

While the official Panamanian currency is the Panama Balboa, the official paper currency is the United States Dollar, which makes shopping in Panama super easy. Typically, you'll only see Balboas in coin currency.

Some popular Panama Markets are Bocas del Toro, Boquete Multiplaza Mall, Albrook Mall, Multicentral Mall, The Avenida Central Pedestrian Mall

While the Panama shopping experience can seem quite up market, prices are usually much better than they are in North America or Europe, sometimes even for imported goods. Panama City can be a great place to load up on inexpensive clothes or shoes. Panama is also famous for its coffee. You'll definitely want to bring some home, whether from a coffee plantation tour, or one of Panama's large supermarkets. When you opt for a discounted airline, you can save a lot of money to bring the goodies home.

It is just the right time to hunt for flights to Panama and make the best of all the deals available for your vacation.

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