Panama is a country popularly known for its beaches, mountains, modern cities, and historic ruins. There are a lot of activities to do while they are in the country, Tourists can visit any of the beaches to relax and surf. Other activities that can be engaged in by foreigners include whitewater rafting, hiking through any of the numerous national parks and enjoy the sights of over 960 species of birds. Horses are a way of life in Panama, this makes horseback riding a popular tourist attraction.
In 2013, over 1.5 million foreigners visited Panama. The number of tourist visits has steadily been on the rise since the turn of the decade, the country was even named as the best place to visit by The New York Times Magazine. The number of tourist visits is expected to increase for years to come.
Foreigners are required to declare currency of up to $10,000 on entry and exit from the country. There are strict laws regarding the import into and export from Panama of items such as firearms, ammunition, wildlife species, biological material, and food products.
Citizens of the following country can enter Panama for up to 180 days without a visa: Andorra, Angola, Antigua y Barbuda, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Paraguay, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.