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Interesting information about Panama

Volcán Barú - Panama Hotel Collection

Baru Volcano

Is the highest point of Panama where you can see both oceans

Fauna - Panama Hotel Collection

Wildlife

In Panama there are more than 975 different bird species

Canal de Panamá - Panama Hotel Collection

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is one of the 7 modern wonders of the world

Cultura - Panama Hotel Collection

Culture

In Panama there are 7 local ethnic groups, Ngäbe Bugle, Kuna, Embera, Wounaan, Naso and Bri-bri

San Blas - Panama Hotel Collection

San Blas

San Blas on the Caribbean Sea is one of the largest archipelagos in America, with over 365 islands

Geografía - Panama Hotel Collection

Geography

Cross Panama from north to south in 1 hour, only 50 miles separate the Pacific coast from the Caribbean Sea

Museos - Panama Hotel Collection

Museums

The first Latin American work of Frank Gehry is the BioMuseo in the Amador Causeway (Causeway)

Lago Gatún - Panama Hotel Collection

Gatun Lake

Gatun Lake is the largest artificial lake in Latin America

Aeropuerto Tocumen - Panama Hotel Collection

Tocumen Airport

Tocumen International Airport receives more than 10 million passengers per year

Ciudad de Panamá - Panama Hotel Collection

Panama City

Panama City was the first Spanish city to be founded on the Pacific coast of the Americas

Horas de Luz - Panama Hotel Collection

Light Hours

The only place in the world where you can see the sunrise and sunset at exactly the same time (sunrise at 6:10 a.m. and sunset at 6:10 p.m.) is in Panama City

Bosques Tropicales - Panama Hotel Collection

Tropical Forest

Panama City is the only Latin American capital surrounded by tropical forests

Las Perlas - Panama Hotel Collection

Las Perlas

Las Perlas Archipelago scene for the The famous TV series Survivor

Isla Coiba - Panama Hotel Collection

Coiba Island

Coiba Island was a penal colony during the time of the Panamanian dictatorship

La Pollera - Panama Hotel Collection

La Pollera

One of the most expensive costumes of the world is La Pollera of Panama

Islas - Panama Hotel Collection

Islands

The three archipielagos in Panama are conformed with around of 800 islands

Panamá - Panama Hotel Collection

Panama

"Panama" means abundance of fish, trees and butterflies

Mola - Panama Hotel Collection

Mola

Mola, is the Guna word for blouse

Moneda - Panama Hotel Collection

Currency

The national currency is the Balboa and has the same equivalence to the US dollar

Volcán Barú - Panama Hotel Collection

Phone Code

Country Code: +507

Decimos - Panama Hotel Collection

We say

  • "¿Qué Xopá?" = "What's up?"
  • "Ofi" = Yes
  • "Mol" = "Mall"
  • "Palo" = "Dollars"
  • "Pintas" = "Beer"
  • "Waro" = "Alcohol"
  • "Gial" = "Woman"
  • "Pay" = "Enamoured"
  • "Chicha" = "Juice"
  • "Kosh" = "Cigarrete"

Fiesta Patrias - Panama Hotel Collection

National Hollidays

November is the month for patriotic holidays in Panama:

  • November 3: Panama separation of Colombia
  • November 4: Flag Day
  • November 5: Patriotic commemoration in Colon City
  • November 10: First cry of Independence
  • November 28: Independence Day


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