Literally at the end of the road, the tiny fishing village of Santa Catalina in the Veraguas Province of Panama sits near some of the best surfing spots in the country, and is the closest port to Coiba Island, Panama’s top diving and fishing destination.
Portobelo is a port city in the Colon Province of Panama, founded in 1597. As a stopping point for all Spanish treasure fleets, this city starting hosting the famous Portobelo Trading Fairs, a precouser to Panama’s Free Trade Zone. Past Portobelo you will find Isla Grande covered by virgin tropical rainforest, with walking trails, and white sand beaches with emerald green waters that are great for relaxing, snorkeling or surfing.
Near the Panama City is a beautiful mountain village of “El Valle” (The Valley in English), also known as the Crater Valley, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just two hours by car from Panama City, El Valle is in the second largest (extinct) volcanic crater in the world- a five-kilometer crater that exploded 5 million years ago. The resulting scenario is a unique valley surrounded by steep mountain peaks of the mountains, filled with flowers and a green forest. El Valle also can boast of having a spring climate all year round.
Located in the Chiriqui Province of Panama, close to the Costa Rica border, you will find the towns of Boquete, Bambito and Volcan, with the dominating presence of Volcan Baru, a 11,400 ft. inactive volcano which towers over the area providing majestic views everywhere and a rich volcanic soil for the lush flora and fauna.
Pedasi is a quiet traditional town tucked away in a beautiful part of the Azuero Peninsula, the cultural heartland of Panama. It is a place of green, rolling hills and shining blue waters resembling the Tuscany Region of Italy. With its pastoral ambiance, charming local culture and a diversity of activities to suit the adventurous and leisurely alike, Pedasi is quickly making its way to the world’s top vacation and retirement destinations.
The archipelago formed by the islands of San Blas in the Panamanian Caribbean ocean, also known as the region of Guna Yala, is a necklace of coral islands, which has become one of the most popular eco-tourism destinations in the region of Central America and the Caribbean.
The Gulf of Chiriqui is located off the Chiriqui Province of Panama. This area in the Pacific gulf of Panama has the second largest reef in the Pacific and innumerable small islands in many archipelago including Central America’s largest island, Coiba Island. As well as a reputation for being a world-class sport fishing destination.
Literally at the end of the road, the tiny fishing village of Santa Catalina in the Veraguas Province of Panama sits near some of the best surfing spots in the country, and is the closest port to Isla de Coiba, Panama’s top diving and fishing destination. A quiet fishing village in seclusion until discovered by
The Gulf of Chiriqui is located off the Chiriqui Province of Panama. To reach this destination you can either go by boat from the port of Pedregal (10 minutes from David) or car from the town of Boca Chica. This area boasts a lower level of rain than the rest of Panama, making it a
Because of all the wealth that passed through the area of Portobelo, it became a favorite for pirates such as Captain Henry Morgan, Sir Francis Drake, and Admiral Edward Vernon of the British Empire. The last attack proved the vulnerability of the Spanish trading practices and devastated Portobelo’s economy, which did not rise again until
El Valle de Anton is the perfect day trip and is also a weekend retreat to get away from Panama City. Some of its attractions are the panoramic views of the mountains, the famous artisan markets, hiking in the mountains, bike rides and horse rides, a tropical zoo, bird watching and a variety of attractive
The Azuero Peninsula features towns that were founded hundreds of years ago. Strong Spanish colonial influence can be seen in the beautiful churches and town plazas, as well in the well-kept homes with their pastoral colors, colonnaded verandas and tile roofs. Las Tablas, thirty minutes away from Pedasi and the provincial capital, was founded in
The small town of Boquete nestled in a picturesque valley is the center of the Boquete region. Here you’ll find a variety of lodging choices from resorts to hostels, tour operators, services, restaurants, a 9 hole golf course and souvenir stores. Boquete used to be a “best kept secret”. All of this has changed since
The colorful and Caribbean Colon Island is the tourist center of Bocas del Toro and formed thousands years ago from coralline reef fossils, many of which are exposed in the central part of the island. Given these conditions, Colon Island erects in the middle of the Atlantic sea, surrounded by crystalline waters and pink sand
The archipelago of San Blas offers two exciting experiences: the Caribbean islands of spectacular beauty and the opportunity to visit the villages of the Guna Indians to learn about their fascinating culture and way of life. San Blas is a collection of some 365 islands (one for each day of the year) where you can
The festival of the Black Christ is held on October 21st every year in Portobelo to mark the anniversary of the statues’ arrival in the town. At exactly 8 p.m. 80 strong men carry the statue from the church, beginning a four-hour parade around the community. A carnival atmosphere takes over and everyone celebrates the
If there is paradise on earth, it is here, it is here. These often quoted lines, written in another language, for another place, come repeatedly to mind when one merely looks around when on Isla Grande. The name is a misnomer, as it is actually a rather small island in the Caribbean, off the mainland