Known as the 8th wonder of the modern world, the Panama Canal is a must-see for every Panama visitor. Built to dramatically decrease the travel time for ships between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, over 900,000 vessels and counting have transited through it. At one point in history, the Panama Canal was considered impossible to build but you can now witness this engineering miracle on your next trip. It has 2 visitor centers: Miraflores in Panama City and Agua Clara on the Atlantic where it is possible to see both the ships and the canal. The visitor centers are open all day so you can get up close and personal with the massive passing ships that will dwarf you with their presence.
If you’re looking for more activities that celebrate Panama’s diverse culture and unique history, the Cultural Heritage Experience is where you’ll find them.