March 8th, 2015
MUSEUMS IN PANAMA CITY
BIOMUSEUM – Amador Causeway. Designed by world famous architect, Frank Gehry, this museum showcases Panama’s ecological diversity. Open Monday -Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. 830-6700
REINA TORRES DE ARAUZ – Curundu. (Tel. 501-473 I) Exhibits a fine
collection of pre-colombian art.… Read the rest
March 8th, 2015
Some of the main events of the year
Most of Panama’s country fairs take place in the dry season (Dec. to March) Like country fairs everywhere they include livestock and agricultural exhibits, rides for children, typical food and typical dancing, but each one has its own flavor. The following is a list of these country fairs with their approximate dates.… Read the rest
March 8th, 2015
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 fo promoting U.S.… Read the rest
March 6th, 2015
GOURMET – Fine restaurants in Panama City
Panama City is cosmopolitan and so offers a wide choice of restaurants of nearly every ethnic variety and to suit everyone’s taste and pocket. On the opposite page is a list of some of the finer restaurants and a “ready reference” guide to their specialities and other details.… Read the rest
February 20th, 2014
Fronting two oceans, Panama offers a connoisseur’s choice of beaches, both on the mainland and on islands just offshore.
PACIFIC SIDE. 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.
From Punta Chame to Farrallon stretch 40 miles of sun-blessed Pacific beaches for surfing, sunning, swimming snorkelling and senorita-watching.… Read the rest
February 19th, 2014
at Altos del María
Camping is not what it used to be. No more the rugged pleasures of struggling with tent pegs, guy ropes, mud and bugs. At Altos del Maria in the mountains, an hour and a half west of Panama City, a novel style of holiday has been established called Luxury Camping.… Read the rest
February 15th, 2014
Nightlife in Panama has always been a hoot: from the days when Spanish conquistadores caroused the night away in Portobelo after counting their booty, to the glory days of Colon when the shows in the clubs of the Caribbean city were rivaled only by the nighttime extravaganzas of old Havana.
Panama has long been a place to party with ¨gusto¨.… Read the rest
March 11th, 2013
Despite the worldwide financial crisis, the real estate market in Panama, while it has levelled 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