Panama Canal Railway

Train crossing bridge
Panama Canal Railway crossing bridge

The Panama Canal Railways from Panama City.  It will take you past the Panama Canal locks, through lush rain forests and Gatun Lake with Colon as your final destination. Also, The trip to Colon will take you about an hour.

 

Gatun Lake Tour

Gatun Lake forms a major component of the Panama Canal.You can take a tour and immerse yourself in the nature, history and impressive engineering of the Panama Canal during this 45-minute boat tour.  This major part of the canal is home to abundant tropical wildlife and is surrounded by a lush forest. I recently took one of these tours through Gamboa Rainforest Resort.   I was fascinated by the beauty of my surroundings and the flora and fauna of the area.  The cost of the trip is under $40 for adults.

Bird’s Eye View

I recently had the opportunity to go up to the bell tower of the San Francisco de Assis church in Casco Viejo to take pictures.  What an amazing view!  I was able to look out over the city and see the contrast between the old and the new.  What a wonderful experience!

Beautiful Boquete

This beautiful waterfall is just one of the incredible places to visit in Boquete.  This is mother nature at her best.

Boquete, Chiriqui

Boquete was first founded on April 11, 1911.  It is located in a bowl shaped valley nestled in the mountains approximately 40 miles from the Costa Rican border. You can easily access this tropical paradise from the capital city of David by car or bus.  It  is a 20-30 minute drive from David.  

Boquete, Chiriqui: Highland Paradise

Boquete is a small town in the Chiriqui highlands. At almost 4,000 feet above sea level, it is nestled among lush green mountains where you can enjoy spring like temperatures all year.  Approximately 20,000 people live in this lovely mountain retreat, privilege to panoramic mountain views, lush vegetation and abundant tropical wildlife.