There is nothing to beat an English cottage garden in the summertime… except perhaps a tropical Caribbean garden of 20 acres in Panama. Englishwoman Lin Gillingham and her New Zealand-born husband, after a long search in many parts of the world for a place to create a garden, discovered Bocas del Toro in 1999, spent a decade planning, planting, potting and pruning and finally opened their botanical garden to the public.
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Joan Crabtree of the Cosmic Crab Restaurant
Congratulations! You’ve finally made it to paradise….now what do you do?
Bocas del Toro’s archipelago offers gorgeous beaches, snorkelling, diving, and surfing. The rainforests, with their exotic plants and creatures are waiting to be explored. Choose a zipline, a jungle tour, a boat tour, catamaran sailing, surfing, snorkling, diving, fishing, horsebackriding….… Read the rest
Jungle chocolate seminar
Along with coffee, shrimp, pineapples and melons, chocolate is one of Panamas delicious exports. The cacao trees thrive in the rainforest environment of the Caribbean coast, especially in the province of Bocas del Toro. Visitors to Bocas, if they can tear themselves away from the beach (or the bar) have the opportunity to see the origen of the chocolate they munch or the cocoa or hot chocolate they quaff by taking the Oreba Chocolate Tour.
An article on schools may seem an odd editorial choice for a tourist guide. But not when you consider that so many visitors these days are coming to explore Panama either for retirement, residence or work. Many have children of school age and therefore education is a major factor in their decision.
Community with Style
Once upon a time, not too long ago, Panama Pacifico was a master plan. The land was little more than a vast canvas…blank and brimming with potential. Until Master Planner London & Regional Panama took up its palette, and amid great swaths of green, began to build, embellish, and adorn.
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.
Retirees, investors, second-home seekers and professionals are the new-style immigrants to Panama
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 re-nowned magazine and recognized expert for promoting U.S.
A new sport has recently been introduced to Panama and one of the interesting things about it is that it runs the gamut from extreme sport to fun with the family. Kayak paddling has arrived and it’s home is Panama Paddle Center which provides a well-stocked shop, a club and an information center.… Read the rest
Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels, announced the debut of its select-service TRYP by Wyndham™ hotel brand in Panama City with the opening of its first hotel in the country, the newly constructed 92-room TRYP by Wyndham Panama Centro.
The brand currently has 14 hotels in Latin America throughout Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay.… Read the rest
Panama seems to be more than ever in the international spotlight these days. Among last year’s accolades was the New York Times’ vote for Panama as the number one tourist destination. This year, the U.S. television network ABC made major news of the results of a Gallup Poll that concludes that, as a group, Latin Americans ranked as the world’s happiest people, but Panamanians took the cake, getting 85 points out of 100, thus officially becoming the world’s happiest people.… Read the rest