Panama Archive

The Grandfather Rum of Panama: Ron Abuelo

In Central America, there’s a pecking order of rums and I’ve yet to meet anyone who puts Ron Abuelo from Panama at the top. It’s certainly not bad, it just has some really tough competition and doesn’t quite rise to the level of the league’s top players. If you happen to be traveling in Panama, […]

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Donald Trump’s Panama Tower Helped by the Fame

The media’s love affair with Donald Trump’s run for the U.S. presidency (and his reliable weekly gaffes) sure haven’t hurt apartment sales in his Panama City Trump Ocean Club. Despite the derogatory comments about Latino immigrants, nationals from throughout the Americas have been snapping up the remaining condos at a quickening pace. A report from […]

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New Luxury Hotels Coming to Latin America

Autumn is travel trade conference season and we recently attended TravelMart Latin America and International Luxury Travel Mart Americas in the Mayakoba complex of the RIviera Maya. I got to check out the new Hyatt Playa del Carmen property, which is a shade shy of being luxury but has an incredible location on the water […]

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Panama City Leading the Globalization Parade in the Americas

Depending on who you ask, the spread of global brands into every city we visit is either a blessing or a curse. It’s clear though that while many grumble about the proliferation of recognized logos creating a homogenized city look around the globe, they’ll still stay at the Marriott and duck into the Starbucks more […]

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Why Copa Airlines is the Top Choice for Latin America

As you would imagine, I and our various correspondents spend a lot of time on planes getting to where we’re going in Latin America. It’s becoming clearer each year that the airline of choice for this region is Copa Airlines. They are based in Panama City, which happens to be right smack in the middle […]

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Panama City Airport in Style at the Copa Club Lounge

What’s the definition of “luxury” when you’ve been traveling for 8, 12, 16 hours already and you’re facing a long layover at an airport? Your hierarchy of needs probably has a whole different list of items than it will when you’ve finally gotten to where you’re going. For me, I’d been on the move since [&hellip

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