surf in Panama
Sports & Leisure vol. 41#1

Surf

Surfing is the most exciting rendezvous with the sea, and in Panama one of the most fascinating adventure tourism alternatives. Experienced or beginner surfers will find beaches on both oceans with ideal waves for the sport. Many national and international professional tournaments take place in Panama, taking advantage of the huge waves of the country’s …

fishing in Panama
Sports & Leisure vol. 41#1

Fishing

That the name Panama means “an abundance of fish” in an ancient indigenous dialect is a time-honored Panamanian cliché. Trust those Indians. They knew what they were talking about. Panama offers fishing for all ages and experience levels. For those interested in open water fishing for species like Marlin, Dorado and Yellow Fin Tuna as …

Sports & Leisure

Sports

Along with its world-class Canal the Isthmus of Panama features world-class sailfish and marlin, as well as horse racing, diving, surfing, white water rafting, all manner of adventure sports and of course, more traditional sports like tennis and horse riding. Here with is a sampler of what is offered for sports buffs. SURFING. Excellent surfing …

Panama Metro – primero en Centroamérica
Notebook vol. 40#2

Notebook – Vol. 40#2

Metro – catching up The first line of the London Underground was opened in 1863. A century and a half later the first trains of Panama’s City’s new Metro began running. We’re catching up. This is the frst metro system in Central America and has come none too soon in view of the traffc congestion …

Nuevas esclusas del Canal
Cover Story Focus on Panama City

Panama Canal

Awesome then… amazing now The Panama Canal, after a century in operation, is still one of the engineering wonders of the world – the “Mars probe” of the Wright Brothers’ days. Even by today’s standards it is awesome to see a container ship gliding through massive locks and past a rain forest. Put the Canal …

Visitor Information

Shopping

Panama has it all Panama’s merchants, operating in one of the great crossroads of the world, bring to the isthmus the finest merchandise; and the volume generated by buyers who flock in from all over the Americas guarantees variety and excellent prices. The Colon Free Zone is a significant contributor to Panama’s success as a …

Focus on Provinces & Places

Darien

Darién Province is the wildest part of Panama, southeast of Panama City and bordering Colombia. The Darién contains huge swaths of untouched jungle and indigenous peoples living much as they have for centuries. Nearly all of Panama’s 927 bird species (as many as the USA and Canada combined) can be found in the Darién making …

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