Panama is all over the news these days thanks to the trending Panama papers. Before this, there was Prison Break that will recall many horrifying memories of the Sona Prison in Panama in Season 3. So that is how most of us see the country, and that is natural because we haven’t been exposed to anything else about the country. If you cut through the facade, you’ll find Panama to be one of the most spectacular places in the world.
Here are some amazing facts about the beautiful Central American nation of Panama:
Panama is the only place in the world, where you behold the sight of the sun rising in the Pacific and setting in the Atlantic.
It is also the place where you can swim in both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean on the same day.
The country has had full control of the Panama Canal since 1999. It was previously under the jurisdiction of the United States troops.
The Panama Canal also generates close to one-third of the entire country’s revenue, facilitating passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific for more than 14,000 vessels in a year.
Panama City is the only capital in the world to harbor a rain-forest!
The Parque Natural Metropolitano de Panama gives guests a unique opportunity to experience Panama’s natural landscape.