Panama offers a lot more than a canal
Panama may be famous for hats and its world-changing canal, but the central American country offers a lot more to the visitor. Where else can you look north to the Atlantic Ocean and south to the Pacific?
Panama is a birder’s paradise, and especially impressive when you consider that a country about the size of South Carolina is home to more species of birds than Canada and the U.S. combined. The Audubon Society of Panama lists more than 1000 birds native to the isthmus.
Panama attracts naturalists from all over the world, and ecotourism is definitely a growth industry. Naturalists are attracted by the fact that the country’s natural wonders are relatively easy to get to, when compared to some other locations.