Panama sits between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, snuggled between Columbia and Costa Rica, and possibly best known for the Panama Canal which is an 82 km artificial waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.
Panama City is a safe, culturally diverse modern capital with an impressive skyline, lengthy coastal promenade, trendy shopping malls, international hotel chains, theatres, and excellent restaurants.
Panama offers a plethora of opportunities to enjoy cultural, outdoors and adventurous activities, from scuba diving with whale sharks in the Pacific to snorkelling the reefs of Bocas del Toro; swimming with sea turtles, or zipping through rain-forest canopies; trekking through cloud-forest vistas to canoeing deep into indigenous territories, and back in time to attend an avant-garde performance at one of Panama City’s theatres in the evening.
Panama City offers meetings and events participants the opportunity to enjoy an endless array of unique experiences, thanks to the venues of high historical value that are found within its limits. Some of these include:
THE PANAMA CANAL
Why not hold your meeting or event on board one of the ships, or at the Miraflores Locks Visitors’ Center, featuring three meeting halls and an outdoor terrace.
THE OLD PANAMA RUINS
The ruins of the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas are a venue for high-quality events, especially at the Cathedral Plaza, La Concepción Convent; the Convent of the Jesuits, and the Main Square.
Also known as the Museum of Biodiversity, the venue is home to the country’s natural history and several permanent exhibits, such as the “Bridge of Life”. The museum encompasses eight galleries designed by Canadian Bruce Mau, founder of Institute Without Boundaries, which are complemented by the eight “artefacts of amazement,” that provide information on the Isthmus of Panama.
Biomuseo is a tourist attraction in its own right as it was designed by the Canadian architect, Frank Gehry.
Of note for 2020, Panama and Costa Rica will be the joint organisers and hosts of the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, scheduled for August 2020. A total of 16 national teams will take part in the event, and it will be only the second time in FIFA’s history that the organisation declares two countries as joint hosts of one of its major tournaments (the previous one was the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup).
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