Panama travel Archive

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Three Upscale Boutique Hotels in Panama City’s Historic District

Panama is known as the Miami of Central America, full of skyscrapers, international banks, and lots of wheeling and dealing. It’s a thriving business center that has shrugged off the worldwide recession and kept growing at a frantic pace. If you’re a tourist, however, this pace—on top of the heat and humidity—can be a bit […]

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New Westin Playa Bonita Near Panama City

When the Westin brand continued their Latin America expansion and set up in Panama, they didn’t build another skyscraper in the middle of Panama City. Instead they located it on a nearby beach on the other side of the Panama Canal entrance: Playa Bonita. The location is close enough to the capital to stay here […]

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An Update on Real Estate in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro has long been the Caribbean’s Badlands, a string of islands for rugged castaways and those escaping something—or someone. This string of islands off the coast of Panama has long been touted, along with Honduras’ Bay Islands, as one of the last real values in the Caribbean. For a while, the trajectory seemed […]

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