Panama is know for its canal  HOWEVER the country has numerous other great attractions for boating many of which get lost in the prospect of changing oceans. We destinations in the world can compete with Panama, pleased with a great barrier reef, spectacular fishing, magnificent jungles, almost 1000 islands, accessible Amerindian cultures, a vibrant economy, political stability, and a welcoming people.

Panama is one of the world’s most ageeable countries, everthing is easy here.  It is continuing to emerge as one of the world’s greatest retirement destinations. Panama offers certain advantages over every other Central and South American destination. Tax advantages. Privacy advantages. Plus, you’ll find some of the world’s most beautiful mountain, beachfront, and island property in Panama.

Panama has a stable government and a stable currency (pegged to the U.S. dollar since 1904). In other words, this country is the exception to the rule in Central 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 this magnificent creation operating 365 days a year, enabling the world’s cargo to be shipped efficiently and safely to new destinations.

PANAMA IS FREE OF HURRICANES

Reasons why Panama is a great place

One of the things why the people love Panama City is that it’s a melting pot. Not only you can get experience Panamanian culture, you also know people from all of the world. You will find just about every nationality represented in Panama. In addition to meeting other Panamanians and Americans, You can met people from Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, England, France, Spain, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Greece, Thailand, Brazil, India, and many other countries.

Panamanians are some of the friendliest people in the world and most of them speak at least some English. Panama is an international crossroads so Panamanians understand, appreciate and enjoy Americans and foreigners.

Panama has not one, but 6 colorful Indian tribes right out of the pages of National Geographic. Each of them lives in sovereign territories where they preserve their own fascinating culture and way of life. Many live in accessible locations and are happy to share their life and culture with visitors.

If you want more activities you can also can find rainforest tours, surfing, snorkeling, diving, hiking, camping, bird watching, white water rafting, zip-line tours, and more. In Panama City, you can enjoy world-class dining, nightlife, casinos and shopping! Panama has attracted some of the world’s most famous brands to set up shop here, including Gucci, Prada, Cartier, Hermes, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Micheal Kors, Carolina Hererra, Chanel, and countless others. Tourists from all over the world come to Panama and experience a modern, beautiful city with all the amenities one would expect from a world-famous business and tourism hub.

To Obtain your copy of Eric Bauhaus The Panama Cruising Guide, please contact mercadeo@camaramaritima.org.pa

Demographics of Panama

Population

Panama’s population was 4,034,119 people in 2016, compared to 860,000 in 1950. The proportion of the population aged below 15 in 2010 was 1%. 64.5% of the population were aged between 15 and 65, with 6.6% of the population being 65 years or older.

Ethnic groups

The culture, customs, and language of Panama are predominantly Caribbean Spanish. In 2010 the population was 65% Mestizo (mixed white, Native American), 9.2% Black, 6.8% mulattoes, 13% White and 6% Native Americans.

Ethnic groups in Panama include Spanish, British and Irish, Dutch, French, Germans, Italians, Portuguese, Poles, Russians or Ukrainians (a large number are Jews), and Americans.

Afro-Panamanian groups include West Indies/Caribbean (esp. Afro-Caribbean) nationalities, in which thousands of Barbadian and Jamaicanworkers played a role in the construction of the Panama Canal.

Languages

Many languages, including seven indigenous languages, are spoken in Panama, although Spanish is the official and dominant language. English is sometimes spoken by many professionals and those working in the business or governmental sectors of society.

PASSPORT/VISA DETAILS

To enter Panama, a passport valid for a minimum of six months is required by all nationals