Gala to celebrate the Canal’s birthday

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The Panama Canal celebrates its 100th birthday with a ceremony at its Miraflores locks, followed by a Centennial Gala for 2,000 guests including representatives of the international shipping industry, owners, builders, insurers, operators and the like who will gather at the Figali Convention Center at the Amador Causeway.

This event marks the culmination of more … Continue reading

History Channel celebrates Panama Canal Centenary

The Panama Canal’s history, from its inception in the XIX century by the Frenchman, Ferdinand de Lesseps, will be presented as a documentary by the Latin American History Channel. The program, called “Panama, the country that united the world,” will air Friday, August 15 in celebration of the Canal’s centenary.

“This documentary is very different to others, because it is not about the technology that … Continue reading

A must stop on the way to the beach!

quesos chela_fmtQuesos Chela is a must-stop for those visiting the “interior.” Travelers love to drop by for their cheese, breads, sweets and beverages. They are especially famous for their cheese and meat empanadas. Here, tradition, love and passion for food come together to produce fresh, high quality products, all handmade by expert artisans. The latest food technology … Continue reading

Escape to Crater Valley

If El Valle is Coclé’s natural capital, then Crater Valley is quite possibly its epicenter. The boutique hotel has seen three generations of the Herold family and is presently managed by Kathryn Herold González Revilla, founder of Panama Explorer Tours. The hotel’s recent renovation has not only brought new levels of comfort for its guests, it has also been recognized with TripAdvisor’s “Award of Excellence … Continue reading

The airport that will create a city

The province of Coclé, in the heart of the country, is experiencing a tourism boom thanks to its beautiful beaches with their luxurious hotels, mountains full of interesting flora y fauna and the small picturesque towns that can be found all over. However, one of the driving forces behind the progress this zone is experiencing comes from the Scarlett Martinez International Airport, located on the … Continue reading

Coclé, the destination that has it all

The Coclé Tourism Cluster is a group of like-minded hospitality service providers that serves to promote tourism in the area. The cluster comprises hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, realtors and resorts. Members of the group recently organized an event at Hotel Coclé to launch their new marketing strategy and website, operating under the slogan “Coclé: So much, so close.”

The cluster was founded in May 2009 … Continue reading

The world according to Vera

IMG_1271_fmtPunto G Electronics is the Coronado-based shop owned by the irrepressible Vera Bucek, a Harlem-born spitfire who arrived here by way of Las Vegas. Vera’s boutique electronics and computer repair business is located just off the Panamerican Highway next to California Burgers, a place where she fosters a sense of community for expats and locals alike. Her … Continue reading

Clínica San Fernando Coronado, the best healthcare you can find

clinica san fernando-t_fmtThe San Fernando Hospital Clinic opened a branch in Coronado a few years ago. It is one of the most complete private clinics of the region, offering technology, professionalism, comfort and the warmth that has characterized this institution for the last 65 years.

Just like its central headquarters, the Coronado San Fernando Clinic has Joint Commission … Continue reading