Panamá Province attractions

Museum in Panama Canal

Miraflores Visitors Center

The easiest way to visit the Panama Canal is to head to the Miraflores Visitors Center, just outside Panama City. This modern center features a four-floor interactive museum that looks at the canal's history, operat…
Park in Around Parque Nacional Soberanía

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

Geared toward ecotourism and environmental education, this is an excellent facility for birdwatchers and nature-lovers. Since you are probably here to watch wildlife, it’s worth making an effort to roll out of bed e…
Park in Canal Zone

Parque Nacional Soberanía

This 195-sq-km national park is one of the most accessible tropical rainforests in Panama. It extends much of the way across the isthmus, from Limón on Lago Gatún to just north of Paraíso. It features hiking trails,…
Village in Around Parque Nacional Soberanía

Katuma

The third most visited Emberá village in the park – and all the more interesting for that reason alone – is where you'll learn all about the history and culture of the Emberá people. Astronauts of the Apollo 11 miss…
Wildlife Reserve in Isla Taboga

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Islas Taboga y Urabá

This 258-hectare wildlife reserve was established in 1984 to protect a key avian habitat. Taboga and nearby Urabá are home to one of the world's largest breeding colonies of brown pelicans, with up to 10,000 here at…
Viewpoint in Isla Taboga

Cerro Vigía

At 307m, the island's highest point, this 'peak' offers fabulous views across the island and out to the sea from its mirador. Also here are the remains of a complex of bunkers built by the Americans during WWII to p…
Village in Around Parque Nacional Soberanía

San Antonio

A Wounaan indigenous community that receives visitors for cultural tours, including traditional dances and rainforest walks, and also sells beautiful handicrafts. The local contact is Almodio. Travel here by boat, l…
Church in Isla Taboga

Iglesia de San Pedro

Founded in 1550, the Church of St Peter is the second-oldest church in the western hemisphere after the one in Natá in Coclé Province. Inside there is lovely artwork and a handsome altar featuring a seated San Pedro…
Cemetery in Panama Canal

Cementerio Francés

This cemetery in Paraíso on the road to Gamboa about 5km north of the Pedro Miguel Locks dates from between 1880 and 1889. Though there are just 300 crosses and other markers visible here, it contains many of the 22…
Island in Isla Taboga

Isla El Morro

This island off Taboga’s northeast coast contains an English cemetery and a monument erected by the Pacific Steamship Company, which had its headquarters here in the 19th century. It is connected to Playa Restinga b…