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Cycling in Panama

Panama is a country in Central America with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. The Panama Canal that links the North Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea with the North Pacific Ocean, one of the most important shipping routes in the world.

Cycling conditions
Some sections are in perfect condition, with a wide shoulder for riding. Other sections are badly pot-holed with rough surfaces and almost no shoulder. Traffic is not too heavy until you draw nearer to Panama City.

Panama’s landscape consists of three major physical regions: mountains, coastal lowlands, and archipelagos. The dominant feature of the country’s land form is the central spine of mountains and hills that extend almost the entire length of Panama, known as the Cordillera Central.

In Panama, the climate is equatorial, hot and rainy all year round, on the north coast, facing the Caribbean Sea. On the southern side, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the climate is tropical, hot all year round, but with a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to April.