Puerto Rico is a colorful and invincible archipelago. This U.S. territory, irrevocably shaped by colonialism and dramatic weather events, is awash in culture, with much to be learned in its art galleries and its centuries-old citadels. Capital city San Juan is the largest city and tourism hub. Visitors should see Old San Juan, the inviting beaches, and Museo de Arte de Ponce, among the finest art museums in the Caribbean.
Situated on the Isthmus of Panama, the tropical Republic of Panama is of course best known for its canal. Thousands of ships cruise through the Panama Canal locks each year. Visitors to the country will also find diverse wonders of nature, including plants, birds, and trees. Panama City, its capital, has over a million inhabitants and is a modern, bustling destination.