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Panama Hotel Guide & Local Info
Panama, which is officially known as the Republic of Panama, is the southernmost country in Central America. Although the Panama Canal has defined this country for the last century, Panama has a sprawling rainforest, beautiful white sand beaches, and a busy nightlife. Panama City is covered with modern skyscrapers and ongoing development.
Despite recent development within the city limits, Panama is still a great destination for backpackers on a budget. A third of Panama is reserved as protected areas and national parks, with many groups of indigenous natives keeping their cultures intact. Panama is also home to one of Central America’s most independent indigenous groups, the Kuna, who live autonomously in the Comarca de Kuna Yala; as well as one of the last true frontiers in the Americas, the infamous Darién Province.
Panama has in recent years been a popular travel destination and country of residence for retirees, second-home buyers, and property investors because of the affordability and security of the country since the ousting of dictator Manual Noriega decades ago.