More things to do in Panama
Panama Viejo- Ruins of the Original Panama City
4. Panama Viejo may be on your city tour. The Panama Viejo (Old City) sector was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. It was the first city on the West coast of the Americas serving as the gateway city for the Spanish conquest of Latin America. All the loot sacked from the Inca empire went through here. Once a thriving city of 10,000, today's extensive ruins are the result of an attack by English pirate Henry Morgan in 1671 which along with a fire leveled the city. There is a good museum, but go with someone who speaks Spanish, because the exhibits are mostly in Spanish.
5. Amador CausewayWith its spectacular views of Panama City's skyline and of the Panama Canal, the Amador Causeway is a major attraction. The Causeway was created by connecting four small islands using rocks excavated from the Panama Canal and serves as a breakwater to the Pacific Coast entrance to the Panama Canal.Today, these small islands, swept by pleasant sea breezes, host scenic bicycle and jogging paths (bicycles for rent for just $2 a hour), many restaurants for a variety of budgets, a Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research aquarium, souvenir shops, a cruise port and a yacht marina. Many restaurants have excellent ocean and Canal views by both day and night. The TGIF's restaurant at the Country Inn and Suite has the best Causeway views of the Panama Canal complete with ships passing under the majestic Bridge of the Americas.
6.NightlifePanama City is famous for its lively nightlife. Few peoples rival the fun loving nature of Panamanians. Partying is a national pastime, a fact reflected in a wide selection of nightclubs, discos and casinos...something for everybody. The action takes place in three sectors of the city: the business district in and around Calle Uruguay, the Amador Causeway, and Casco Viejo, the historic sector with Spanish colonial ambience. Panama City has a number of casinos- the best at Veneto Hotel, the Marriott and the El Panama Hotel. For more Nightlife info see our page: Panama City's Top Nightlife Spots.