Panama travel Archive

Footprint Panama: a Small Guidebook Packed With Gold

Gold info that is. While it’s tempting for many to declare the death of guidebooks and pretend you can get everything you need from a travel app or your social media contacts, savvy travelers know better. There are few purchases in the world that can give you a quicker, surer return on investment than a [...]

In the Tropics, a Few Critters are Inevitable

I know a luxury travel blog and website will often pretend everything is rosy in the places they cover, but we like to tell it like it is here at Luxury Latin America. So let’s put it out there that if you travel to a hot place to escape the cold or find adventure, you’re [...]

Two Luxury Panama Hotels Now Marriotts

We try not to spend much time covering the ins and outs of the hotel industries as the signs on the door change often throughout the world. But two prominent hotels we’ve reviewed in Panama changed from independent properties to Marriott brands recently, so we’ve updated our reviews. The major one is the Buenaventura Resort [...]

On the Quetzal Trail in Panama

In the Chiriqui Highlands of Panama, near Boquete, is the country’s highest mountain: Volcan Baru. Yes, it’s a volcano and was once a much higher one. When it blew its top last time, it really blew its top. Much of it went flying through the air, basalt rock landing in far-flung places. Hopefully it’s done [...]

Will Luxury Come to Venezuela Someday?

As you’ve surely heard by now, Hugo Chavez went to join his comrades in the afterlife this week. The downtrodden and those who worked for him are mourning, while the opposition and the business community are quietly cheering. Time will tell how long it will take to undo the damage he did, the economy tanking [...]

New Cubita Project in the Azuero Peninsula of Panama Takes Shape

It has been a few years since we first reported on the Azuero Peninsula region of Panama in our real estate section. This area has long been considered a cradle of traditional Panamanian customs and folklore, now one of the fastest-growing regions in an already economically flourishing country. One of the main focal points of [...]