Panama forms the land link between the North and South American continents.
Panama borders Colombia to the east, Costa Rica to the west, and the Caribbean
and the Pacific Ocean to the north and south.
The country constitutes an S-shaped isthmus which runs east–west over a total
length of 772km (480 miles) and 60-177km (37-110 miles) wide.
Panama, well known for it's Canal, is one of the best kept secrets for an
Since the times of Columbus and the conquistadors, all the way through the pirates
and buccaneers, the California gold rush and the modern times, Panama has been a an
international commerce nexus.
Considered to be The Bridge of the World, it is today a virtual Latin Switzerland
with more than 100 international banks in the modern and vibrant capitol city. Panama
is turning into one of the most exciting and outstanding destinies for the world's ecotourism.