Panama is the hidden eco gem of Central America. This narrow slice of land pushed up from the ocean floor four million years ago to bridge the gap between the North and South American continents. It boasts the most protected land in all of Central America, with 40% of the entire country declared national parks. Picture long stretches of unspoiled whitesand beaches, virgin rain forests, misty cloud forests, over 900 species of birds, 1,500 species of trees and over 7,000 plants. Panama adventure tours provide a real tropical paradise for active travellers. The best part of all — it's practically undiscovered compared to its Central American counterparts.