Panama City

Sited at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, Panama City comprises a modern city centre, the old colonial streets of Casco Viejo and the ruins of Panama la Vieja, the original Spanish city sacked by Sir Henry Morgan in 1671 which lies a little out of today’s town. Subsequently rebuilt in a different location, what is now Casco Viejo contains renovated colonial buildings and a plethora of chic bars, restaurants and small hotels, making this historical spot well worth a visit.