In the heart of the Old District of Panama City, Casco Viejo, sits the fantastic Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum. The museum provides a history of the planning, construction and operation of the world’s most famous Canal. Housed in the old Canal administration building which was built by the French as a regional headquarters.Read More
This now sleepy town sited on a beautiful deep water bay 40 minutes from the city of Colon was once a busy Spanish trade center. Fortified by a strong fort and garrisons of soldiers in its heyday, Portobelo was well known worldwide and frequented by pirates thirsting to capture ships leaving the gold laden port.Read More
One of the major engineering projects of the early 21st century is the construction of the so called “post-panamax” locks as part of the expansion of the nearly century old Panama Canal.
The bidding on both engineering issues and cost was won by Grupo Unidos por el Canal S. A. (GUPCSA). This group is a partnership of Sacyr Vallermoso, Impregilo, JAN DE NUL and Constructora Urbana SA. A look at the periodic reports issued by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) gives us a clue as to the immensity of the project and the professionalism in how it is being carried out.Read More
The Panama Canal Railway is one of the most incredible train rides in the world! You will be part of history riding the first transcontinental railroad that helped build the Panama Canal! The railway line borders the Panama Canal taking you deep through the rainforest, along the Canal’s locks, through Corte Culebra or Gailard Cut (the most narrow part of the Canal) and over a slender causeway in the Gatun Lake.Read More
Monkey Island Tour is one of the most popular tours in Panama, and why not, everybody loves monkeys! Monkey Island Tour can be done by itself, in conjunction with other tours in Gamboa or with a Panama City and Canal Tour. Monkey Island is located right off the Panama Canal, in the Gatun Lake, that feeds water to the Canal for the locks to work. An interesting fact about Gatun Lake is that it is the second largest artificial man-made lake in the world, created in 1907 and took 6 years to flood! Under the Gatun Lake there is a subterranean city, where it is possible to dive in very murky waters.Read More