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Sandwiched between the Caribbean and North Pacific Ocean and bordered by Costa Rica and Colombia, Panama is like an oasis of paradise, a perfect stop on a backpacking trip through South America or even as a relaxing holiday destination. Panama’s history is rich and exciting – from tales of pirate, Captain Henry Morgan, to engineering marvels such as the world-famous Panama Canal. Book a hostel here and snorkel and scuba dive in the clear turquoise sea; relax in laid-back Bocas del Toro; visit the oldest city in the Americas, Casco Viejo; canoe to Embera Indian Village where they live as they did hundreds of years ago; or explore the rainforests, home to hundreds of different bird species. Visit the ‘Miami of the South’, Panama City, with its cultural diversity and modern skyscrapers; Boquete with its coffee farms and pristine natural setting; or the city of David for shopping and nightlife.