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Panama City is positioned between the Pacific Ocean and the tropical rainforest, whereas the Republic of Panama is the southernmost country of Central America. Panama City enjoys a unique geographical location between the Pacific Ocean and tropical forest. The Metropolitan Nature Park (Parque Natural Metropolitano) is stretched along the Panama Canal and is home to a variety of animals, birds.

Coordinates: 8°58′N 79°32′W

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The tropical forests around Panama provide prerequisite water, which is essential for the operation of the canal. Because of such a remarkable significance, the tropical forests around the canal have been kept in their usual condition. The Parque Nacional Soberania, also called Sovereignty National Park, is located along the western side of the Panama Canal. This national park is famous amongst birdwatchers for a trail called Pipeline Road. The park is a centre of attraction because of summit botanical gardens and a zoo.

Climate

Panama City enjoys a tropical wet and dry climate and annual perspiration of about 1900mm approximately. It experiences a dry season from January to February, although the wet season stays for the remaining months of the year. The city has a constant temperature, which averages around 27°C (81°F). The best time to visit Panama is between January and April, as these are the driest months and the city looks more stunning. However, during the rest of the year, you can visit the city to enjoy local events and festivals.