Panama is the country located in the southeast corner of Central America. Its official name is the Republic of Panama and its capital is the city of Panama, its official language is “Spanish”. It limits the North with the Caribbean Sea, the South with the Pacific Ocean, the East with Colombia and the West with Costa Rica. It has an extension of 75,517 km². Located on the isthmus that connects South America with Central America. It is constituted by 10 provinces and 5 indigenous regions.
His condition as a transit country made it an early meeting point for cultures from all over the world. The country is the geographical setting of the Panama Canal, a work that facilitates communication between the coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and that significantly influences world trade. Due to its geographical position, it currently offers the world a wide platform of maritime, commercial, real estate and financial services, including the Colon Free Zone, the largest free zone in the continent and the second in the world. With a population of over three million inhabitants, it has a privileged position in several Latin American growth and development classifications, such as the 2014 human development index, (first in Central America and fifth in Latin America). Panama is the second most competitive country in Latin America according to the World Economic Forum and the Latin American country with the highest economic growth.
According to the ATP Tourism Authority in Panama, in recent years more than 600 journalists from international media have made reports on the attractions of the land where the oceans connect. In this sense, the total of informative notes, whether by open television and cable, newspapers, radio, internet pages and magazines about Panama, exceed more than 3 thousand pieces.
International reflectors seem to point to Panama. For a few years several international media have visited the isthmus to promote the country in tourism abroad. National Geographic, Discovery Channel, BBC of London, New York Times, are part of the media that have taken Panama as a destination to recommend to their readers or their audience.
Although the vast majority of journalists approach Panama with a timely list of topics, at the end of the visit they realize that they exceeded their informative expectations because the amount of issues exceeds what was initially raised, since they know about the possibility of shopping, or as a city or adventure destination, according to the ATP statement.
In recent years, the presence of media in Europe that seek the destination of beaches and ethnotourism in Panama has grown. For most of these communicators, being on the beach, jungle and mountains, or crossing from the Pacific to the Atlantic in hours, becomes an obligatory paragraph in their informative notes.
The tourist chronicles that roll in the foreign press about the country are of vital importance to weigh the isthmus in the vacation, conventions or business plans that the visitor looks for, not only that, this information reaches the eyes and ears of millions of people in the world achieving a multiplier effect of promotion, sometimes more effective, than any advertising campaign that the country can pay in cable channels or in open signals within the countries that Panama is looking for as a visiting market.
Together with news media from Europe, Canada and the United States, the number of journalists in Latin America, especially Colombia, Brazil and Argentina, who seek to highlight Panama as a shopping, congress and convention destination has increased.
The main destination of retirees in the world: Panama is one of those countries that, it can be said, has everything for the tourist. Among the variety of attractions are its islands, a modern city, its shops, its charming provinces, its jungles, the Canal, its natural parks and others. In addition, Panama has positioned itself as the main destination of retirees in the world. In the annual International Living Index, this country achieved the highest score in the category of special benefits for retirees and received high scores in other categories, such as real estate, easy integration and health insurance.
Panama is one of the most modern and progressive tourist destinations in Central America and, although it offers a wide variety of attractions and activities, the Panama Canal is perhaps its best known and most popular attraction. A trip through the Panama Canal tops the list of thousands of tourists, and those who have made the trip describe it as one of the most memorable adventures of their lives.
Website: Canal de Panama
Panama La Vieja is the name for the ruins of the first Spanish city founded on the American Pacific coast. The city was founded on August 15, 1519 with a population of 100 inhabitants by Pedro Árias Dávila Panama received the status of the city by King Carlos I of Spain in 1521. At the time, Panama City was an important point of connection for colonial trade. It is estimated that 60% of all American silver passed through the 16th and 17th centuries. In July 2003, UNESCO included it in the List of World Cultural Heritage.
Web site: Panama La Vieja
The Old Town is the name given to the site where it was transferred and re-founded in 1673 the city of Panama. Currently, the Old Town of Panama is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Casco Viejo de Panamá is a beautiful tourist place where you can appreciate historical structures, enjoy good restaurants and buy molas, indigenous handicrafts.
Web site: Casco Viejo