This is one of the most fascinating places to experience in the world and has some of the best unspoilt scenery. It is a 50 mile ship canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the most important routes in the world. There are locks at each end, and you rise 85 feet within a lock.
Ports of Call
The Panama Canal runs from Panama City on the Pacific coast through to Colon on the Atlantic coast, acting as a gateway between the world’s largest oceans. The Mexican Riviera side takes you to Puntarenas in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio Park, Acapulco famous for its white sandy beaches and Huatulco, home to some of the finest beaches. While cruising along the canal you can take in the Gatun Locks, the former pirate paradise of Portobelo or the canal side jungle.