Archive for Category ‘Articles’

Residential projects to consider 2015

March 8th, 2015

Beach, island, mountain, golf, city

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

The glorious, fascinating peninsula of Azuero

March 3rd, 2015
The glorious , fascinating peninsula of Azuero

Azuero – the name is derived from the color blue. The blue of the sea and sky. Green is the other color of the Azuero Peninsula which juts out a hundred kilometers into the Pacific in lonely isolation.

There are other colors-white for the sand of an island beach , silver for the flash of a fighting fish, red for the homemade clay tiles on the roofs and a myriad of colors for devils’ masks and polleras from a Colonial past.… Read the rest

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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Paddling in a water wonderland

March 11th, 2013
Con dos océanos y lagos inmensos, probablemente no haya mejor lugar en el mundo para practicar kayak que Panama

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

Panama City gets a Tryp by Wyndham

March 9th, 2013
Tryp by Windham Panama Centro Hotel en El Cangrejo, Bella Vista

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

Cheap and Happy

March 8th, 2013

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