OUR PICK #3
The political and commercial epicenter of the country, Panama City is a gleaming, modern city with an impressive skyline that runs along the waterfront. Rapidly becoming a city that never sleeps, Panama City is brimming with trendy bars and cafes, casinos, gourmet eateries and fancy boutiques, all just waiting to be explored. While this busy capital might seem all metal and concrete, it still has ways for travelers to indulge in a bit of nature at the Biomuseo. This museum has a wealth of information about the country’s natural history and wildlife. History buffs can also get their fix with a trip to Panama Viejo, the original site of Panama City back in 1519. From strolling along the breezy Cinta Costera, the promenade that fringes the water, to shopping for trinkets in one of the city’s many markets, there is no end of activities here.