Panama, in Central America, will be host to World Youth Day in 2019. This small isthmus has been a bridge for cultures and environment diversity across millennia. Around 4 million people call Panama home.Panama City is a mix of ultra modern skyscrapers and colonial buildings, close to sandy beaches and tropical forests. The historic Spanish quarter, the Causeway, and the 4 kilometer boulevard Cinta Costera along the Gulf of Panama will all be host to World Youth Day events. The Panama Canal, an engineering marvel which has shaped the modern history of Panama, will also welcome World Youth Day pilgrims.