Deep sea fishing and more on Pedro Gonzalez Island

Avid sports fisherman, John Gorman, contacted Hennie Marais to start a high-end fishing charter company last year at a time when no other company in the country was doing so. Marais, now General Manager of Panama Yacht & Fishing Charters, explained that “We had a lot of American yacht brokers suggesting we cover the demand


First time skydiver, Carlos Him, lands on Isla Contadora

A skydiver’s message to her missing dad

The Pearl Island Boogie extreme skydiving event was held April 22 – 26 on Isla Contadora. The event attracted over 60 professional skydivers from 20 countries performing aerial acrobatics daily. Local sponsors included the Sea Las Perlas ferry, The Visitor newspaper, The Point Hotel in Contadora, Panama’s Tourism Authority (ATP) and their website, VisitPanama.com. At

_Tours & Places

The Priority Villas offer high-end accommodations, perfect for large groups

Accommodation and vehicle rentals to suit all tastes

Casa del Sol, which began as a bed and breakfast for budget-conscious travelers to Las Perlas, has grown to offer an entire range of hospitality services to meet anyone’s needs. Through strategic partnerships, Casa del Sol has expanded their accommodations to include villas, apartments, lofts and houses. Their packages include vehicle rentals and owners, Anke

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Panama promotes ecotourism by launching an app for tourists

As part of last week’s Earth Day celebrations, the government of Panama launched its new strategy to develop sustainable ecotourism, which includes an application for smartphones that directs tourists entering protected forest areas throughout the country. The program, known as the “Iniciativa Turismo Verde” (Green Tourism Initiative), is a joint venture of the Ministry of


Freundel Stuart, the Prime Minister of Barbados

Panama and Barbados strengthen cultural ties

As a symbol of the cultural ties that bind the countries of Panama and Barbados, Freundel Stuart, the Prime Minister of Barbados, and Maxine McClean, his Minister of Foreign Affairs, were received by Mariana Núñez Haugland, the director general of Panama’s National Institute of Culture (INAC), and Veronica Forte, President of the Society of Friends




Wed, May 13 – Sun, May 17 National Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (With a special matinée performance on Sunday at 4 p.m.) A contemporary interpretation of the classic play by William Shakespeare, directed by Fernando Hurtado. This production features more than 60 actors on stage including independent dancers, professionals from Panama’s National Ballet and students from