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A personal tourist guide in your phone

April 20th, 2016
La nueva aplicación para móviles “LiveWalk PTY”

The new mobile app, “Live Walk PTY”, provides a new and exciting way to see the historic sites in Casco Antiguo. It offers a personalized tour, with audio and images, which tells events of the past, the places where they occurred and the protagonists.

The project seeks to encourage walking tours, while strengthening the ties between the younger generation and the events that shaped the nation’s history.… Read the rest

New transport service for visitors in Panama Viejo

April 19th, 2016
Touristas esperan abordar el tram.

A new transport service, is operating in Panama Viejo to make the tour through the old colonial city a more enjoyable experience. It consists of a tram with 44 comfortable seats, a silent engine and two open carriages so that passengers can get on and off more easily and tour the historical sites at their own leisure.… Read the rest

Coastal Strip for cycling, skating or eating

April 19th, 2016
La Cinta costera, un buen lugar para ejercitarce

The Coastal Strip, since it was completed in 2009, has become a favorite place for Panamanians and foreigners, who go there to exercise, play games or just to have a good time with the family. But the Coastal Strip is more than a park, it is a place where events such as Carnival, concerts and parades take place and now, on Sundays from 6:00 a.m.… Read the rest

Residential projects to consider 2016

February 24th, 2016
Proyectos residenciales a considerar 2016

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. 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

Ron Abuelo

July 22nd, 2015
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Taste the tradition

Ron Abuelo, the connoisseur’s rum of Panama, produced in the historic Azuero Peninsula, is as much part of the culture and folklore of the country as the pollera and the devil masks which also have their origins in the area.  This is why Varela Hermanos, S.A., the distillery which produces Ron Abuelo, decided to open their installations as a tourist attraction.… Read the rest

Residential projects to consider 2015

July 22nd, 2015
Casa Bonita

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


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