The old quarter is remarkably well preserved, and you can find ramshackle colonial streets, impressive cathedrals and wonderful works of architecture such as the National Theater.
The canal stretches for 50 miles from Panama City, and from the capital, you can visit the viewing spots at the Miraflores Lock which are found nearby.
There are some beautiful beaches to be found here, but as well the natural scenery, the island is known for its long history.
You can enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle alongside white beaches, coral reefs, and a level of marine biodiversity that’s hard to match elsewhere in the Caribbean.
There are plenty of deserted and uninhabited islands that you can boat to for a slice of tranquility and peace and quiet.
The small town of Portobelo on the Caribbean coast is one of the best things to do in Panama. Here you can find historic colonial forts and plenty of beautiful scenery.