Panama is the last country in Central America that is connecting to South America. It sits between Costa Rica and Colombia, and it is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Panama enjoys all the benefits of a tropical, seaside location, but it does not have the same kind of crowds as some of the more popular resort destinations, like The Bahamas.
Though tourism is growing in Panama, you can still enjoy a serene vacation there for an affordable budget. The country's reputation has even made it more popular as a retirement destination.
Here's what you need to know about taking a jet charter from Toronto to Panama and planning a great vacation:
There are almost 40 airports in Panama, so you have plenty of options for planning your flight
The largest and most popular city is Panama City, which is serviced by Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport (airport code MPMG) and Tocumen International Airport (airport code PTY). These airports also serve San Miguelito and Tocumen, the second and third largest cities in the country, respectively.
These major airports serve commercial and private flights. If you choose a private charter flight from Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport (airport code YYZ), you'll have more options for smaller, private airfields.
Once you're in Panama, you'll have your choice of transportation, including railways and public transportation. Many prefer to rent a car since public busses and taxis are not always well-maintained. However, just know that if you rent a car, you'll be up against dense traffic that is often not regulated by lights.
Some top things to do in the country include visiting the Panama Canal, biking the Amadour Causeway, exploring the Casco Viejo and the ruins at Panama Viejo, and canoeing to the Embera Indian Village. Whatever your interests, you are likely to find great activities in Panama.
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