Fuerte Amador Top 5
Collected by Travis Marshall, AFAR Local Expert
Conquistadors built Panamá Viejo, the first European settlement on the Pacific Coast of the New World, in 1519. The original site was abandoned in 1671 after Henry Morgan’s pirates attacked and the residents relocated down the coast. This second...
Explore Panama’s tropical rain forest at canopy level with a ride on an aerial tram in Soberanía National Park. Starting on the bank of the Chagres River, the tram is a 20-minute ride to a hilltop observation tower. An onboard naturalist will...
Calz. de Amador 136, Panamá, Panama
The renowned Biomuseo on the Amador Causeway is not only a fantastic, interactive natural-history museum dedicated to the Panama region, but it’s also a noteworthy architectural attraction. The striking, multicolored 4,100-square-meter...
Spend a day visiting members of a local Emberá tribe at their village in Chagres National Park. Getting there requires an upriver ride in a traditional dugout canoe. Once you arrive, the villagers offer a presentation about their history, culture...
Panama City, Panama
The Panama Canal is one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering, and sightseers can get an expansive view of canal operations at the Miraflores Locks, where massive ships are raised and lowered 26 meters (85 feet) between the Pacific Ocean...
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