THE PANAMA CANAL

First of all, Panama, the southernmost country in Central America, is a mix of everything. Nature has bestowed everything of her best in this tiny country and humans have also created things here that are considered among the best in the world.

The Panama Canal is an architectural wonder of the world and San Blas Panama is a place that is steeped in nature and history. For your visit to Panama, these are two areas of attraction that you mustn’t miss at any cost.

The Panama Canal is a 48 mile canal joining the Pacific with the Atlantic. It took 10 years to build and was finally completed in 1914. More than 15,000 vessels pass through the canal every year and it is one of the most important points in world maritime trade. It is named in the seven modern wonders of the world.

There are tours of the Panama Canal that are arranged by various travel agencies. Typically, the first place you visit on your tour is the Puente de Las Americas. Then you visit a series of locks starting with the Miraflores Locks. Between the Miraflores Locks and the Pedro Miguel Locks is the giant artificial Miraflored Lake.

You will ascend and ascend and pass through the Corte Culebra. Corte Culebra is the narrowest part of the Panama Canal and you get to see how difficult it is for ships to navigate through this area. At the end of the tour you also get to go below the Centennial Canal.