April 24th, 2016
Tourism pamphlets boast that Veraguas is the only province with coasts on both oceans. This attribute doesn’t help the tourist because the Caribbean side across the mountains of the Continental Divide is still an undeveloped wilderness un-reachable by road. But the Pacific side has attractions in good measure.
The provincial capital, Santiago, has simple but good hotels and restaurants.… Read the rest
April 18th, 2016
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.
Panama’s Paciﬁc coastline from Colombia in the east to Costa Rica in the west covers about 767 miles bordering six provinces.
That’s a lot of beach.… 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
July 15th, 2014
Awesome then… amazing now
The Panama Canal, after a century in operation, is still one of the engineering wonders of the world – the “Mars probe” of the Wright Brothers’ days.
Even by today’s standards it is awesome to see a container ship gliding through massive locks and past a rain forest.… 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