Panama travel Archive

Plenty of Progress in Panama

Panama is often touted as an undiscovered gem on the tourism side of things, but now the travelers’ interest in the country may finally be catching up to the business and expat interest. Once again, the country experienced a record year for tourism, with a year-over-year increase of 10.7 percent for 2015. This made Panama […]

Read More…

Is Panama the Best Country for Retirement?

International Living just put out its annual global retirement index and, as usual, Panama was #1 as the best place to retire. Their opinion is not the last word, of course, and there are plenty of factors behind the scene that could influence their judgment, but most of the ranking factors are objective ones such […]

Read More…

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, […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

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

Read More…

Small Ship Cruising Tips From AdventureSmith

When it comes to traveling from one interesting place to another on a small ship (as in not a giant cruise ship), there’s one company that’s at the top of the list: AdventureSmith Explorations. The company is active on several continents. In Latin America, however, it is best known for its trips around the Galapagos […]

Read More…