Panama’s first time ever in FIFA Soccer World Cup

It is a historical time for Panama, as the entire country is cheering and celebrating its soccer team who on October 10, 2017 won over Costa Rica 2:1 in the Rommel Fernández stadium in Panama and herewith qualified, for the first time ever, for the FIFA World Cup which is currently taking place in Russia….

Luxury private island sanctuary in the Gulf of Chiriqui

BEACHFRONT & RAINFOREST BAREFOOT LUXURY There are still undiscovered lands. Pristine corners of the world unspoiled by man and unchanged by time. Lands where true wilderness awakens the senses and rouses the inner explorer. Welcome to Isla Palenque, an exclusive private island resort set amidst 400 acres of enchanting jungle in the Gulf of Chiriqui,…

World-class golf & urban oasis: The Santa Maria Hotel Golf & Spa

Just 9 miles from Tocumen International Airport (10 minutes drive) and 8 miles from Panama City, this brand new luxury hotel is located within Santa Maria Golf & Country Club, a newly developed community and a ultimate getaway world-class golf destination, a special place surrounded by nature and close to the iconic historic landmark of Panama Viejo. Is the center piece…

Well-being. Well-travelled: Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation. Panama.

According to the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index from 2013, Panama ranks as the happiest country in the world. Even in latest rankings, Panama is among the top well-being and happiness places to be. The year-round warm climate, abundant flora and fauna, strong and growing economy, tremendous music and art performances, diversity in people, culture, history and food are only…

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…

UNESCO Recognizes Panama’s Hats

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the artisans of Panama for their woven hats. Cultural authorities have added the pintao, or painted hat, to UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. “The pintao hat has become an integral part of regional outfits throughout the country worn during traditional…

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…