|Panama is a Central American country lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, bordered also by Colombia and Costa Rica. It occupies the isthmus which forms the land bridge between North and South America and controls the Panama Canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The canal is one of the world’s most important shipping routes. With oceans, mountains, rainforest and a vibrant culture, Panama is one of the most attractive emerging tourism destinations in the world. It is home to more bird species than are the United States and Canada combined.