Fiestas Patrias – National Holidays

November is a month of celebration in Panama. During the “Fiestas Patrias” the country honours and commemorates its history and important milestones towards independence. November 3: Separation from Colombia. Separation Day marks Panama’s independence from Columbia in 1903, ending an 82 year association in which Panama saw mistreatment and isolation at the hands of the Columbian government….

New Amador Cruise Terminal 2019

Yesterday, Panama’s President Juan Varela held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Amador Cruise Terminal. The $165.7m facility is going up in Amador, Panama City, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The two-berth terminal will be administered by the Panama Maritime Authority. It is being designed and built by the Cruceros del Pacifico…

New organic tea tour in Boquete

More than a mysterious bag, it is history, culture, travel and ceremony … A new world to explore! Delve into the vast world of this millenary drink, consumed more than 5 thousand years ago; made from the leaves of a plant known as Camelia Cinensis – commonly called Tea Plant. Learn about its origin, anatomy, growth, harvest…

The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort

Starting September 22, JW Panama Golf & Beach Resort has been redefined and became part of Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of Autograph Collections Hotels under the name of The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort. This fact reaffirms the main characteristics of the hotel as the history, the culture and environment that surrounds it bring new…

Panama Jazz Festival: January 15-20, 2018

Once a year, jazz pianist/composer Danilo Pérez organises one of the country’s flagship events, the Panama Jazz Festival. Uniting internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, renowned educators and jazz fans from around the world, next year’s 15th Annual Jazz Festival will be held from January 15-20, 2018 at ATLAPA Convention Center, The City of Knowledge and the…

Panama qualifies for FIFA World Cup!

Qualification history Active in qualifying since the road to the 1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina™, Panama have never featured at the showpiece event. However, they have twice reached the fourth and final round of CONCACAF qualification, a six-team group stage known as the Hexagonal. While they were never close to getting to Germany 2006 as they finished bottom…

Donde José

Donde José is situated in the heart of Casco Viejo and is one of Panama City’s top demanded dining spots. Chef José’s single tasting menu with multiple courses tells a unique story of Panamanian cuisine, traditions and culture by using endemic ingredients and cooking with age-old techniques which for sure convinces the 16 guests that…