Plaza de Francia

Plaza de Francia is a beautiful location in Casco Antiguo dedicated to the French citizens who first initiated the Panama Canal.  http://cascoviejo.com/    http://www.thepanamanews.com/pn/v_09/issue_10/travel_02.html

Parque Omar

Parque Omar is also the site of many open air concerts and festivals.  People come on the weekends to listen to music or to have a picnic with their family. http://www.panama-guide.com/article.php/20060305172233945

A Birdwatcher’s Dream Come True

If you are a birdwatcher, Panama will not disappoint you.  You will be amazed by the variety of birds that can be sighted here.  Some will even pose for the picture! http://www.canopytower.com/    http://www.birdingpanama.com/

The Causeway

Another great place to visit is the Causeway.  You can take a leisurely walk, jog, skate or ride your bike down this man made thoroughfare that connects several little islands.  If you aren’t into exercising than you can visit one of the many restaurants or nightclubs that are located there.  One of my favorites is Alberto’s, a very decent Italian restaurant with moderate prices. http://blog.caravan.com/amador-causeway-panama/

More Great Adventures!

A great place to go birdwatching is in Gamboa.  The flora and fauna are magnificent.  Birds abound! If you are interested in a tour along the Pipeline Road give Panama Great Adventures a call at (507) 317-0791.  Ask for Maria Isabel Herrera.  She is the best travel planner EVER! This picture is just a small sample of the incredible birds you will see in Gamboa. http://www.pipelineroad.org/   http://www.panamagreatadventures.com/

Great Adventures…

If you love to indulge in birdwatching, Panama is the place to visit.  There is an excellent company that specializes in birdwatching tours called Panama Great Adventures.  I highly recommend it for its organization, its incredible service, and the high quality tours it sponsors.  Visit their website at panamagreatadventures.com or you may email the owner/operator at mherrera@ptyga.com.

La Cinta Costera

The Cinta Costera is a recreational area right dab in the center of the city.  It is located on Avenida Balboa and is visited by thousands of people each day. Some go to skate, others to ride bikes, and some go to sit leisurely and unwind as they catch the ocean’s cool breeze.  http://cintacostera.com/