“Expo-Turismo” is here!

portada inserto1-curva_fmtExpo-Turismo, the annual travel convention now in its fifth edition, is returning to Atlapa this 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 … Continue reading

Panama tops latest Gallup happiness poll

Panamá ocupa el primer lugar en cómo las personas se sentían acerca de sus vidas.

In a new poll published last week in “USA Today,” Panama ranks first among 135 countries on subjective well-being –not just how much wealth or health people have but how they feel about their lives.

The poll was conducted in 2013 by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, a Tennessee-based company that markets wellness programs. The index looks at how people feel about five facets of their … Continue reading

“How Teddy Took Panama” by David Adamson Harper

How Teddy-DavidAdamson_fmtA highly recommended read for anyone interested in the history of Panama and the Canal is a book just released in this year of the waterway’s 100th anniversary entitled “How Teddy Took Panama” by David Adamson Harper. Described as a historical novel, the book tells the story of the founding of the Republic of Panama, artfully … Continue reading

Isthmian Update – Some of the news in Panama

Public debt increases

The stock of public debt increased in the past year by $1,968.8 million – an amount comparable to the cost of the first Metro line of Panama, according to the Department of Public Credit of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. In August 2013, the state had a debt of $15,752.9 million. A year later, the total sum owed is $17,721.7 million.

Continue reading

Chez Titi’s new hours

Chez Titi, Panama’s first tea house, has recently announced new hours of operation. They are now open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

They are located on Calle 49 Oeste on the first floor of the Vitri building in El Cangrejo. Contact them at Tel. 390-5078, … Continue reading

Mexican fete at Los Mandarinos

p. 30 mexico-flag_fmtThis Saturday, September 27 at 7 p.m. Los Mandarinos Boutique Hotel & Resort presents “Son Las de México,” a dinner show in honor of the flavors and music of Mexico.

The special evening takes place at their restaurant, La Tasca de Triana, and costs $50 per couple, which includes dinner and frozen margaritas for two. … Continue reading


Thursday, September 25


El Ateneo, Ciudad del Saber, 8:30 p.m. Free entry to this piano and violin concert, courtesy of Oscar Productions and L’Alliance Francaise.



Thursday October 2nd


Isabella, 10:00 p.m. Venezuelan pop-rock band EA presents their “Forever Tour.” General admission $24 available through Ticketplus and at the box … Continue reading

Visiting Guna Yala with Nativa Tours

A quick, 30 minute trip from Albrook Airport on an Air Panamá flight brings you to one of the most coveted travel destinations in Panamá: San Blas, the territory of the Guna indigenous tribe. There, warm, azure seas await adventurous travelers seeking to disconnect from city life and get in touch with nature.

Bordered by the Province of Colón in the west and stretching all … Continue reading

Lagunas Adventures

A family outing in Volcan

By Pete Cortese

What does horseback riding, high-mountain kayaking, birding, a world-class yoga studio, art gallery, garden center and a historic private lakeshore residence have to do with a coffee tour? Everything, if you visit the Janson Coffee Farm in Volcan, Chiriqui.

The Jansen family has a rich, 100-year history in Volcan. A tour of the … Continue reading