The Arenal Vocano

The Visitor travels to Costa Rica

Next issue Last week, The Visitor traveled to Costa Rica, courtesy of Air Panamá and Panamá Travel Group, to visit the five-star rated Tabacón Grand Spa and Thermal Resort in the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, located about an hour and a half from the San José airport at the base of the


Grass roots turtle conservation with the school kids from Nargana, San Blas, Panama

Olive-Ridley turtles mate at sea

On July 15, Captain Fabian Hymas photographed two Olive-Ridley turtles mating at sea in the Bay of Panama. He documented the sighting in his logbook at 11:45 a.m. at Latitude 8°46.490’ N Longitude 79°14.100’ W. That’s about half-way between Panama City and Isla Saboga in Las Perlas. Hymas is a naturalist guide who lives on

Tours & Places

The diving in Coiba is world-class

The changing face of Santa Catalina

More than a surf mecca The heat can be intense along the southern coast of Veraguas, but the temperature is just right for the sleepy surf village of Santa Catalina, the tucked away gem of a destination whose remote location both curtails rampant growth and safeguards its charms. The town is decidedly “surfer” by nature.

Rep of Panama

American Airlines 25 years in Panama

American Airlines celebrates 25 years in Panama

On July 21, American Airlines marked 25 years of service in Panama. As part of the celebration, an event was held at the Hilton Hotel. Government officials, members of the media and major travel agencies in the country participated. American began its operations in the country on July 21, 1990 with a daily flight between


San Andrés lies just 150 km east of Nicaragua and some 800km northwest of Colombia

Avianca’s new flights to San Andres island

At the beginning of July, Avianca launched a new non-stop route between San José, Costa Rica and the Caribbean island of San Andrés, Colombia. The flight is being offered as a connection to Costa Rica for travelers from other countries in the region including Panama. The new flight will operate three times a week, on


Panama’s National Handicraft Fair

Panama’s National Handicraft Fair

The country’s largest artisan trade show Panama’s National Handicraft Fair is taking place through Sunday, August 2 at the Atlapa Convention Center. The exhibition highlights the countless handmade items that are typical of the country and that help define its culture, such as hats, handicrafts, clothing and textiles, tagua and cocobolo carvings, ceramics, molas and