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The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá)
is a major ship canal that traverses the Isthmus
of Panama in Central America, connecting the
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Construction
of the canal was one of the largest and most
difficult engineering projects ever undertaken.
It has had an enormous impact on shipping
between the two oceans, obviating the long
and treacherous route via the Drake Passage
and Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of South
America. A ship sailing from New York to San
Francisco via the canal travels 9,500 km (6,000
miles), well under half the distance of the
previous 22,500 km (14,000 mi) route around
Container cargo ship
Casco Viejo de Panama
of the French Quarter of New Orleans
or perhaps Havana, Casco Viejo is the oldest
city on the Pacific coast of the Americas.
At the mouth of the Panama Canal, just minutes
outside Panama City, the city is a true cultural
Panama City (Spanish:
Ciudad de Panamá) is the capital of the
Republic of Panama as well as the Panamá
Province. It has a population of 708,738, with
a total metro population of 1,063,000, and it
is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama
Canal, at 8°58'N, 79°32'W. Panama City
is the political, administrative and cultural
center of the country. Juan Carlos Navarro is
the current mayor of the city.
Recently, Panama City has become
one of the most important financial and touristic
centers in the Americas, with more than 104
banks, and has become a hub for high-rise buildings
(eight of the ten tallest skyscrapers in Latin
America), commerce and industrialization. The
city enjoys five large multilevel malls and
many five-star hotels. Panama City was chosen
to be the American Capital of Culture for the
year 2003 (jointly, with Curitiba, Brazil).
Salsa Super Star "Ruben Blades"
Chiva Parrandera - Party bus.
Cerro Azul is
located just thirty minutes from Panama's Tocumen
International Airport and less than an hour
from downtown Panama City along the Corredor
Sur toll road. It is situated on over 20,000
acres of old growth tropical rainforest. On
a clear day in Los Altos de Cerro Azul you can
view both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The
project is built at 2,500 to 2,700 feet above
sea level with temperatures that range between
70 degrees and 80 degrees during the day and
coolly comfortable at night.
Cerro Azul excellent climate and
Panama City is known for its lively night
life. It all takes place in three sectors
of the city:
The business district, Casco Viejo, the historic
Spanish Colonial sector of the city and spectacular
Amador Causeway connecting a string of Panama
Bay islands with ocean and city views both
day and night.
The Panamanian people love a party - a fact
reflected in a wide variety of nightlife spots-bars,
discos, pubs and casinos. As in any big city,
keep to the lighted main streets and have
a great time. Taking a taxi from your hotel
is a safe way to get to any of these places.
A virtual pirate’s treasure
of lush green islands, sandy shores, blue green
water, and cozy covers lays only 47km(40miles)
or 15 minutes by plane, from panama City. The
Archipelago de Las Perlas is made up of more
than 220 islands and islets, only 90 of which
are named. The main islands in this archipelago
are Contadora, Isla San Jose, and Isla Del Rey.
There are also a number of five star developments
appearing on and projected for some of the other