Nestled into the side of Panama's Casco Viejo, this popular micro-brewery is inspiring a new thirst for variety. 

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Eco-friendly technology and local tradition fuse in Panama City’s Tantalo hotel.

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Panama: Cultural Crossroads

Panama's rich history has spawned a complex cultural ecosystem that is unrivalled throughout Central America, making it a country that seamlessly caters to both the hedonist and the more discerning traveller. A construction boom in Panama City has raised a Dubai-esque skyline that looks across the bay at the bustling and newly regenerated old town, Casco Viejo. Outside of the city the pace slows quickly and island life is a tribute to the country's respect for its wildlife and natural terrain.

Additional photography courtesy of Rosario Chercoles and Maartje Smit

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Panama: Cultural Crossroads

How to get there from London

American Airlines: Several flights a day to PTY via Miami, www.americanairlines.co.uk

Air France: Several flights a day to PTY via Paris, Amsterdam or Atlanta, www.airfrance.co.uk

How to get there from New York

United Airlines: Two non-stop flights a day from Newark and JFK and several flights a day via Houston from Newark and LaGuardia, www.united.com

Aero México: Several flights a day from JFK directly to PTY, www.aeromexico.com

American Airlines: Several flights a day from LaGuardia to PTY via Miami and everal flights a day from JFK to PTY via Miami, www.americanairlines.co.uk