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11 reasons to visit Panama

By Aaron Millar, for CNN
updated 9:22 PM EDT, Thu August 14, 2014
August 15, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the first use of the Panama Canal. The best views are from the Miraflores Lock Visitor Center, where there's also a museum that provides a 3D movie. August 15, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the first use of the Panama Canal. The best views are from the Miraflores Lock Visitor Center, where there's also a museum that provides a 3D movie.
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1. Panama Canal
2. Casco Viejo, Panama City
3. Bocas del Toro
4. Boquete
5. Emberra Indians
6. La Loma chocolate farm
7. Gatun Lake
8. Biodiversity Museum, Panama City
9. Portobello
10. Fish Market, Panama City
11. San Blas Islands
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The famous canal is just one reason to visit Panama.
  • Full-on castaway experiences can be had on wild Bastimentos Island
  • In the Chiriqui Highlands, the pretty mountain town of Boquette is a natural paradise
  • The best place to eat in Panama City is still the fish market

(CNN) -- August 15, 2014,