Gap Year, Backpacking & Travelling in Panama

Panama has long been a popular vacations destination especially for retired people choosing to migrate and live here. There are large modern cities, picturesque countryside, beautiful white sandy beaches, tasty food and an interesting history. With One World 365 you can be more than just a tourist and get the true authentic local experience by searching our gap year ideas, career break programs, surfing lessons and activities. Once in Panama you will be able to see ancient ruins, explore jungles, visit paradise islands, relax on some of the best beaches in the continent, see the impressive Panama Canal, go bird watching or fishing.  


 
 

Panama Travel Guide

Panama Travel Guide

  • Capital - Panama City
  • Currency - Panamanian Balboa (PAB) + US Dollar (USD)
  • Population - 3,040,000 (approx)
  • International Dialing Code +507
  • Country Area - 78,200 km2
  • Language - Panama is a very mixed society with people from all around the world calling this country home, this is mainly due to the huge construction of the Panama canal with immigrants being brought from a number of countries. In modern day Panama there are over 20 languages spoken with Spanish being the most dominant. Other languages include native Indo-American, Chinese, French, English (in the tourisy areas) and even in some places Arabic. Although Spanish in the official language of Panama, Panamanian Spanish is slightly different in a variety of ways. 

 

Map of Panama