Archive for Category ‘Sports & Leisure’


February 22nd, 2016
Golf en Panamá

Golfing in Panama, a look at the links

Panama is on its way to becoming a premier golf destination.  With new courses, redesigned layouts and rebuilds of older courses and a new era of professional golf club management, it all adds up to greater opportunities for enjoying this fascinating (and frustrating!) game in Panama.… Read the rest


July 22nd, 2015
Diving in Panama


Coiba / Santa Catalina

Coiba Dive Center in Santa Catalina boasts “Sharks guaranteed.” Multi-day trips to Coiba, snorkeling tours and custom boat charters also available. Contact 6774-0808, 6780-1141 or write

Scuba  Coiba is  owned  by  PADI-instructor,  Herbie  Sunk.   The  center’s  staff  speaks English, Spanish, German, French and Italian. Multi-day trips are available.… Read the rest


March 6th, 2015
surf in Panama
Surfing is the most exciting rendezvous with the sea, and in Panama one of the most fascinating adventure tourism alternatives. Experienced or beginner surfers will find beaches on both oceans with ideal waves for the sport. Many national and international professional tournaments take place in Panama, taking advantage of the huge waves of the country’s Pacific coast.… Read the rest


March 5th, 2015
fishing in Panama

That the name Panama means “an abundance of fish” in an ancient indigenous dialect is a time-honored Panamanian cliché. Trust those Indians. They knew what they were talking about.
Panama offers fishing for all ages and experience levels. For those interested in open water fishing for species like Marlin, Dorado and Yellow Fin Tuna as well as bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper and the like, there are several options along the Pacific Coast.… Read the rest


July 21st, 2014
Sports in Panama - Photo courtesy of Hotel Royal Decameron

Along with its world-class Canal the Isthmus of Panama features world-class sailfish and marlin, as well as horse racing, diving, surfing, white water rafting, all manner of adventure sports and of course, more traditional sports like tennis and horse riding.

Here with is a sampler of what is offered for sports buffs.

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Bird Watching in Panama

February 18th, 2014
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
By Craig Weincek

Panama deserves to be one of the best destinations in the world for bird watching. While Panama might not have the most species of birds of any country in the world (though it is ranked in the top 25 with over 970 species) we are much smaller and more accessible to more exotic birds than most of the much bigger countries ahead of us on the list.

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Whale Watching

January 27th, 2011
Whale Watching in Panama

Whales converge on Panama from the north and the south to mate and breed

Now you can tell everyone you had a whale of a time in Panama, literally, if you go on a whale watching tour off the Pacific or Caribbean coasts of the isthmus. Panama’s location on the globe gives us a unique advantage where whales are concerned because our warm waters attract Humpback whales from the Southern Hemisphere from June to October and from the Northern Hemisphere between December and February.… Read the rest

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