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Beaches – 40#1

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

Events – Vol. 40#1

February 19th, 2014

Some of the main events

of the year

Country Fairs

Most of Panama´s country fairs take place in the dry season ( 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.

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Notebook – Vol. 40#1

February 19th, 2014

Luxury Camping 

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

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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Making the move to Panama – Vol. 40#1

February 15th, 2014
Moving to Panama

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.

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New schools for growing International Community

February 15th, 2014

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.

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Finca Los Monos

July 24th, 2013
Finca Los Monos en Isla Colón, Bocas del Toro

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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My Guide to Bocas

July 22nd, 2013
Bird Key in Bocas del Toro

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

Oreba Chocolate Tour

July 22nd, 2013
Oreba Chocolate Tour

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.

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Panamá Pacífico:

March 12th, 2013
Piscina tamaño olimpico en PowerClub

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.

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