Canal Museum donors gathered around the iconic lighthouse reflector built in 1893

Canal Museum recognizes its donors

The Interoceanic Canal Museum of Panama recently unveiled “Los Escalones de la Cultura” (“The Steps of Culture”), a series of plaques recognizing the businesses, foundations and individuals who made significant financial contributions to the museum during 2014. The plaques displaying the donors’ names and are affixed to the central staircase leading from the ground floor


Eight benefits of a Panama corporation

By: Staff at Panama Offshore Legal Services E-Mail: info@pos-inc.com || Phone: (507) 227 – 6645 A Panama corporation is the ideal legal entity to conduct business in Panama and offshore. Here are eight benefits a Panama corporation offers: 1. Asset Protection: A Panama corporation provides complete asset protection where one or more corporations can serve

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From Ancon Hill one sees the contrast of the modern skyscrapers and Casco Antiguo

Hiking to connect with nature

By Gabriela Pedrotti Hiking, also known as trekking, allows people to connect with nature while getting to learn about local cultures along the way. For trekkers, Panama is very enticing for its dense tropical rainforests. There is a wide range of hiking trails near Panama City easily accessible by car. It may be difficult to

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Panamanian Calyspo ensemble, Grupo Amistad, performing in Teatro Amador (Photo: Fernando Muñoz)

Calipso documentary project seeks funding

You can become a film producer by lending financial support to the upcoming movie project, “¡Vamos al Cine con Calipso!” (“We go to cinema with Calypso!”), a music documentary that captures the “poetry of Calypso.” The project is an initiative of ACCION The Panama Film Company (AccionPanama.com) and the renowned Panamanian singer, Yomira John (YomiraJohn.com).


Guests at the ANATO Fair receive copies of “The Visitor” at the Panama booth

Greetings from ANATO Fair, Colombia

Last week, Focus Publishing Group traveled to the ANATO tourism expo in Bogotá, Colombia to promote our Focus guidebook and our weekly newspaper, The Visitor. We joined 24 companies from the country’s private sector led by Panama’s Tourism Authority (ATP). Colombia continues to present exciting travel opportunities for the Panama market now that Air Panama,


Congo groups feature drums and a chorus

Portobelo celebrates Afro Antillean heritage

Festival de Diablos y Congos On Saturday, March 14, crowds will congregate in Portobelo on the Costa Arriba (Upper Coast) of the province of Colón to witness one of the country’s most colorful cultural expressions, the Diablos and Congos Festival. The festival began in 1999 when a group of concerned Portobelo residents banded together to