Roads of Panama
Plan the perfect driving adventure with this helpful guide! Learn more about the things to consider before driving the most spectacular roads of Panama.
Darien Gap is a lethal break in the Pan-American Highway
Darien Gap is a break in the Pan-American Highway with a length of 60 miles (96 km) without roads. It makes that overland travel across Central America is pretty much impossible. This gap has been successfully crossed a handful of times - usually by expeditions equipped with off-road vehicles and staffed by special forces types, a near-impenetrable jungle that guerrilla fighters and drug runners call home.
Volcancito Road is a Most Tricky Scenic Drive
Volcancito Road is a spectacular 4x4 route climbing up to Volcán Barú (also called Volcán de Chiriqui), the tallest mountain in Panama, at an elevation of 3.474m (11,398ft) above the sea level. The road starts from David, capital of the province of Chiriquí and is 58,8km long.
Crossing the Sixaola-Guabito International Bridge
Sixaola-Guabito International Bridge is a rickety old bridge with moving wooden planks located on the Costa Rica-Panama border. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
Pan-American Highway, the longest road in the world
The challenging Pan-American Highway is one of the biggest adventures in the world. It’s a network of roads covering almost 30,000 kilometres (19,000 mi) from North America to South America. It’s said to be the longest road on Earth.
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