Expo-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
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
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
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
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
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
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