Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its centre, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route.
In the capital, Panama City, modern skyscrapers, casinos, and nightclubs contrast with colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo district and the rainforest of Natural Metropolitan Park. Panama is one of the safest countries in Central America.
Of course, it is also one of the most economically viable — with the geographical advantage of the Panama Canal, it is considered a world centre and it is home to some fascinating and beautiful islands. Check out some of these islands below;
1. Isla Iguana
The Isla Iguana Wildlife Refuge is a 58-hectare wildlife reserve located 5 kilometers off the Los Santos Province on the Azuero Peninsula in Panama.
2. Isla Barro Colorado
Barro Colorado Island is located in the man-made Gatun Lake in the middle of the Panama Canal. The island was formed when the waters of the Chagres River were dammed to form the lake in 1913.
3. Isla Taboga
Taboga Island, also known as the “Island of Flowers”, is a volcanic island in the Gulf of Panama. It is a tourist destination, about 20 km from Panama City, Panama.
4. Isla Carenero
Carenero Island is a long and forested island located just a few hundred meters east of Isla Colón, in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama. The name of the island comes from the nautical term careening, which means to lean a ship on its side for repairing or scraping its hull. There are no roads on the island.
5. Gulf of Chiriqui Islands
The Gulf of Chiriquí is a part of Panama that encompasses Coiba National Park and Golfo de Chiriquí National Park. There are dozens of islands in this Gulf. Along with the islands of Coiba National Park there is also Islas Secas, Los Ladrones, Isla Parida, Isla Boca Brava, Isla Palenque and Isla Montuosa.
6. Isla Bastimentos
Bastimentos Island is an island with eponymous town, and corregimiento located in the Bocas del Toro District and archipelago of Bocas del Toro Province, Panama. The island is about 62 square kilometres, one of the largest in Panama.