Newsletter October, 2022

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Nautical tourism on the Panamanian Pacific Riviera

Starting November 1, Canadians will have more options to travel to Panama with regular flights from Canada directly to the Scarlett Martinez Airport in Rio Hato, in the province of Coclé. There will be four weekly flights: two from Montreal and two from Toronto, with the Canadian Airline Air Transat.

This province of Coclé offers sun and beach experiences, in all its Pacific Riviera, which is the coastal area from Punta Chame, in Panama West to Farallón, in Río Hato, Coclé is ideal for nautical tourism (marine) and active tourism or  nature experiences.

Staying on a private island in Panama is possible

On Frangipani Island, nearby the picturesque village of Bocas, in Bocas del Toro, Panama, lies the Nayara Bocas Bali Escape, an extraordinary Balinese-inspired water getaway that rivals the world’s most impressive resorts. This work was done by the famous architect Andrés Brenes, best known for designing the sexiest hotel in the world.

Here you can enjoy the first aerial beach in the world built with stilts on the water, this fantastic Beach is called Kupu- Kupu and you can enjoy tropical coctails fresh from the Tipsy Bar while you sunbathe, relax in the pool or enjoy the warm crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The charismatic host of this resort, Scott Dinsmore, guarantees an unforgettable experience for all guests wishing to enjoy a private island in Panama.

Colón, an experience to enjoy history

A new tourist proposal arises in the province of Colón, Panama, where visitors can visit some of the attractions of Colonenses, such as the Castle of San Lorenzo del Real del Chagres, a structure dating from the time of the Spanish conquest that reflects part of the history of the country, durint the time when its inhabitants faced the onslaught of pirates.

In addition to visiting the Castle of San Lorenzo, Colón Experience takes you on a guided tour of the coastal road of the City of Colón, as well as an enriching walk along the Central Avenue, learning about a series of buildings and monuments, unique to this Atlantic city.

Another of the experiences is to taste the rich Caribbean cuisine of Colon, and also to learn a little more about the dances and the music of the Congo culture and the opportunity to acquire all kinds of crafts of the region, made by Colonense hands.

In addition to this historical tour, enjoy a visit to “Costa Arriba” of the province, to get to know its beautiful beaches and the ancient village of Portobelo, among other attractions. In addition, there is also the “Costa Abajo” region, with unexplored places and many attractions, to complete the Colón Experience.

Boquete, an experience of bees and butterflies

In the Boquete Highlands which are located in the province of Chiriqui in the far west of Panama you can enjoy the the newest attraction a Tour through a farm of Bees and Butterflies. This is a guided tour with where you learn about the different types of bees on a coffee plantation. Your guide will explain everything about the world of beehives and honey making.

You can also learn more about butterflies on a self-guided tour. In the Butterfly House there are about 40 different species, freely distributed in a beautiful garden where you can appreciate their evolution through eggs, hungry caterpillars and beautiful pupae waiting for a butterfly to emerge.

This charming tour culminates in a Gourmet Honey Tasting, where you will be delighted with more than 10 types of honey from a single biodiverse crop made of nectars from different plants.

Enjoy Boquete: Isla Verde Hotel

Boquete is a small town in the Highlands at the Caldera River in western Panama, it houses many coffee plantations and is located nearby the Barú Volcano National Park where you can do Birding on the famous Los Quetzales Trail.

For you to enjoy all this experiences you can stay in the center of Boquete, specifically in the beautiful Hotel Isla Verde, which owes its name to the lush tropical gardens it maintains. The Hotel has 6 rooms type cabins perfect for family stays and 6 suites for couples.

Protected areas of Chiriquí reopen

In accordance with Visitor schedules and established requirements as well as complying with new biosecurity standards, visitors can now access again the Barú Volcano National Park, the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park, the “La Amistad” International Park and “La Barqueta” Agricultural Beach Wildlife Refuge; this was announced by the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Environment in western Panama.

This new governmental order comes after the lifting of the yellow and green alert which were established after the incidence of Hurricane “Julia” in the region. Likewise, state run agency “My Environment” urges the population to follow all recommendations of the park guards stationed at each checkpoint, and be attentive to the prevention notices issued by SINAPROC and the Emergency Operations Center (COE) that will be made public through official accounts.

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