Panama – The Land of Astounding Feats

 

Panama is the only place in the world where you can watch the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean from the top of the highest point in the country, Volcan Baru.

Panama–the land that joins the Americas, connects the oceans, and transforms the planet’s biodiversity—is a unique country that rewards exploration, bringing together countless sights and sensations, all within 30,000 square miles.

It is an ideal place to hold MICE events because the Panamanians provide the utmost in hospitality, sustainability, and attention to safety.

The opportunity for innovation goes beyond the meeting room into their community and landscape. With state-of-the-art convention centers, a plethora of restaurants and hotels, and cultural and sporting activities surrounded by tropical rainforests and both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Panama has long been at the top of event planners’ lists. Their brand-new Panama Convention Center has a total capacity of over 20,000 people and features state-of-the-art technology and is located at the scenic Amador Causeway.

While you’re there, visit a coffee plantation in the expat enclave of Boquete in the Chiriqui highlands. Go for a zipline over some of the most verdant jungles and cloud forests teeming with exotic birds and animals. And of course, visit one of the wonders of the modern world, the Panama Canal! Inaugurated more than a century ago, the Panama Canal is considered one of the greatest feats in the history of engineering, connecting two seas and the entire world.

Panama City is the only capital city in the world that has a rainforest within the city limits. Hike through it at Parque Natural Metropolitano, with several trails that vary in length and difficulty.

There are 5 UNESCO-declared World Heritage Sites in Panama. One of them comprises both the ruins of the Old City of Panama –the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas (highly requested for outdoor events), and the Old Quarter (San Felipe District), the place to which Panama City was relocated after its destruction in 1671. The former site harbors the Golden Altar, the Panama Canal Museum the Santa María La Antigua Basilica, and the French Plaza, among other sites, which may be reserved for special events following a strict set of rules. The area is also known for its boutique hotels, which feature all things needed for MICE visitors to enjoy an extraordinary experience.

Contact Tourism Panama for more information.

 

Julie

Julie Surrey is a Partner at Creative Planette and is a seasoned professional in the events industry. Ms. Surrey started blogging actively in 2010 and writes industry specific pieces for i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events.

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