Shopping in Panama

July 14th, 2016
Panama City at night

Panamá has it all

Panama’s merchants, operating in one of the great crossroads of the world, bring to the isthmus the finest merchandise and the volume generated by buyers who flock in from all over the Americas guarantees variety and excellent prices. A Value Added Tax of only 7%, one of the lowest in Lat-in America, has also helped to make Panama the shopping destination per excellence for the region.… Read the rest

Notebook of Panama July 2016

July 21st, 2016
Aerial view of Agua Clara locks on the Atlantic side.

Canal expansion

The Panama Canal’s third set of locks was opened officially on June 26th, 2016, when the “Andronikos”, a container ship measuring 300m in length with a gross tonnage of 94,300 tons transited for the first time, converting this tiny country into the most important shipping and logistics hub of the region.… Read the rest

Residential projects in Panama July 2016

July 20th, 2016
Residential projects in Panama

Beach, island, mountain, golf, and city residential projects

Despite the worldwide financial crisis, the real estate market in Panama, while it has leveled off from the boom situation of recent years, remains active. Foreign buyers are still arriving in considerable numbers to look for homes and properties.

For homes, there are many developments to choose from.… Read the rest

Veraguas

April 24th, 2016
Veraguas

Tourism pamphlets boast that Veraguas is the only province with coasts on both oceans. This attribute doesn’t help the tourist because the Caribbean side across the mountains of the Continental Divide is still an undeveloped wilderness un-reachable by road. But the Pacific side has attractions in good measure.

The provincial capital, Santiago, has simple but good hotels and restaurants.… Read the rest

A personal tourist guide in your phone

April 20th, 2016
La nueva aplicación para móviles “LiveWalk PTY”

The new mobile app, “Live Walk PTY”, provides a new and exciting way to see the historic sites in Casco Antiguo. It offers a personalized tour, with audio and images, which tells events of the past, the places where they occurred and the protagonists.

The project seeks to encourage walking tours, while strengthening the ties between the younger generation and the events that shaped the nation’s history.… Read the rest

New transport service for visitors in Panama Viejo

April 19th, 2016
Touristas esperan abordar el tram.

A new transport service, is operating in Panama Viejo to make the tour through the old colonial city a more enjoyable experience. It consists of a tram with 44 comfortable seats, a silent engine and two open carriages so that passengers can get on and off more easily and tour the historical sites at their own leisure.… Read the rest

Coastal Strip for cycling, skating or eating

April 19th, 2016
La Cinta costera, un buen lugar para ejercitarce

The Coastal Strip, since it was completed in 2009, has become a favorite place for Panamanians and foreigners, who go there to exercise, play games or just to have a good time with the family. But the Coastal Strip is more than a park, it is a place where events such as Carnival, concerts and parades take place and now, on Sundays from 6:00 a.m.… Read the rest

Beaches

April 18th, 2016
Playas del Pacífico

Cross the Canal from Panama City, over the Bridge of the Americas, or the Centennial Bridge onto the Pan American Highway and you are beachward bound.

Panama’s Pacific coastline from Colombia in the east to Costa Rica in the west covers about 767 miles bordering six provinces.

That’s a lot of beach.… Read the rest

Panama – a good choice

February 24th, 2016

Fitting the criteria for retirement, a second home or a second investment

The trend to seek a retirement or alternative home abroad seems to be growing among people from many countries around the globe but especially among North Americans and Europeans. And Panama is becoming popular with these new-style immigrants.

“International Living”, the renowned magazine and recognized expert for promoting U.S.… Read the rest

Residential projects to consider 2016

February 24th, 2016
Proyectos residenciales a considerar 2016

Despite the worldwide financial crisis, the real estate market in Panama, while it has leveled off from the boom situation of recent years, remains active. Foreign buyers are still arriving in considerable numbers to look for homes and properties.

For homes, there are many developments to choose from. In Panama City, apartments constitute a buyer’s market and there are interesting offers of houses in the Old Quarter and outer city environs.… Read the rest

Las Perlas Islands

February 22nd, 2016
Islas de las Perlas

Some of the most renowned pearls in the world came from the oysters on the seabed around the hundred or so islands which make up the Pearl Island archipelago in the Gulf of Panama.

The islands are mostly uninhabited except for some fishing communities and only a few of the islands have tourist development.

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