A naturally biodiverse country, more species of birds can be witnessed in Panama than the USA and Canada combined!
There are two official currencies of Panama; the Panamanian Balboa and the US Dollar. The Balboa is tied to the Dollar at a rate of 1:1.
Spanish and English are the official languages of Panama.
Between 1904 and 1914, more than 75,000 U.S. Army Corps Engineers built the Panama Canal between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. This incredible feat of engineering cut trips by water between New York and San Francisco by 7,872 miles! It is so busy that it’s estimated to generate around 30% of Panama’s GDP!
San Blas Islands, Panama
In fact, the canal is so busy that it is currently undergoing an expansion project!