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travel42 Port Guide: Panama Canal

Panama Canal travel42 Port of Call Guide

The Panama Canal, completed in 1914, stretches 50 mi/80 km across the narrowest point of the isthmus between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (because Panama is oriented east-west, the canal runs north-south). Everyone who visits Panama should see the canal. It's an incredible marvel of engineering, but it's also a liquid highway of commerce flanked by a fabulous rain forest.

You can see the Panama Canal from land, but we recommend making a trip through the waterway. Many people do so ...

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