Get ready for “Expo-Turismo”

Expo Turismo 2_fmtExpo-Turismo, the annual travel convention now in its fifth edition, returns to Atlapa Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27. The event is made possible through the collaboration of Panama’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (CCIAP), Panama’s Chamber of Tourism (CAMTUR) with support from Panama’s Tourism Authority (ATP).

The fair will follow the same … Continue reading

Air France to increase flights to Panama

Starting Monday, October 27 and for the entire 2014 winter season, Air France-KLM confirms its position as leader in Latin America and the Caribbean offering five weekly flights to Panama City from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Air France will add two weekly flights to its current schedule, operating a total of five weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Panama City.

“Air France has been offering … Continue reading

Fortaleza Tours

Walking the streets of Casco Antiguo

By Craig Weincek

The streets of Casco Antiguo have never been safer. If you want proof, you can take a walking tour led by the Esperanza Social Venture Club. This community development club comprises ex-gang members who have now found an entrepreneurial spirit and are into promoting some of the more downtrodden areas as part … Continue reading

El Trapiche

The authentic taste of Panama

There are no prizes for guessing the culinary proclivities of El Trapiche restaurant in Albrook Mall. A trapiche is a traditional sugar cane press for squeezing the juice or “guarapo” from sugar cane and the restaurant is themed with palm thatch and Spanish tile. So obviously you are going to enjoy Panamanian country fare. But that is not … Continue reading

As summer closes in the North

How to beat the “winter blues”

By Iraira Butcher, psychologist

As the year progresses, the warm weather turns colder, days become shorter, nights become longer and millions of people will experience a condition known as the “winter blues.” Winter blues is a mild form of a severe condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Appropriately named, SAD is a mood disorder … Continue reading

Three ways to see the Canal

Not surprisingly, the Panama Canal is the country’s most visited tourist attraction. There are many ways to take in this engineering marvel. Here are the top three.

Observing the expansion

The billion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal is one of the greatest mega-projects taking place in the world today. The best place to observe the action is at the lookout over the Canal on the … Continue reading

Travel to Las Perlas in style

The Island Express III

The Island Express III is a top-of-the-line ship that ferries passengers from Panama City to one of the country’s top island destinations, Las Perlas. It provides a fast and smooth passage, arriving in Contadora in an hour and 25 minutes.

The Pearl Islands are a group of 200 or more islands and islets, many tiny and uninhabited, lying about … Continue reading

A message from Philippe Casenave, French ambassador to Panama

I am pleased to welcome the presence of The Visitor at TOP RESA Paris tourist fair 2014. This bilingual English-Spanish information newsmagazine, published in Panama, is a wealth of touristic and cultural information for all those interested in this wonderful country of the Central American isthmus, whether permanent residents or short-term visitors.

With its historical relationship with Panama since the visionary initiative of Ferdinand de … Continue reading