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Comarcas

There are 5 Comarcas, or autonomous indigenous regions, in Panama, where land has been set aside for the three main indigenous groups: Guna Yala, Ngobe- Bugle and Embera-Wounaan. Guna Yala Comarca (2010 population 33,109) was formerly known as San Blas and stretches 232 miles along the Caribbean coast from Colon province to the Colombian border. The name means ‘Guna […]

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Colon

Panama’s second largest city, Colon, located at the northern, or Caribbean, entrance to the Panama Canal, is also the capital city of Colon Province. This province extends along the Caribbean coast of Panama and borders the Panama and Cocle Provinces to the south and the Guna Yala Comarca to the east. Colon is probably most famous for its Free […]

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Bocas del Toro

  Bocas del Toro is located in the far northwestern portion of Panama, bordering with Costa Rica. Comprising both the mountains of the Cordillera Central and numerous islands and cays in the Caribbean Sea, Bocas is a very popular area for tourists and expatriate residents alike. The capital, located on Isla Colon, is known as Bocas del Toro or […]

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Veraguas

Veraguas is the only province that extends to both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. Its capital city, Santiago, is the fourth largest city in Panama and the commercial center of Panama’s agricultural lowlands. Nearby is the town of San Francisco de la Montana, famous for its gorgeous church with baroque architecture, dating back to the beginning of the eighteenth century. […]

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Chiriqui

Chiriqui, located in the western-most region of Panama, is bordered to the north by Bocas del Toro, to the west by Costa Rica, to the east by the Veraguas and to the south by the Pacific Ocean. It encompasses mountains, rolling hills and coastal plains, but is probably most well known for its highland regions of Boquete, Volcan and Cerro […]

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Los Santos

Los Santos is also located on the Azuero Peninsula, bordering Herrera and Veraguas. The capital city, Las Tablas, is a small town renowned for being the center of Panama’s Carnival and visitors come from around the world to partake in the parades and other festivities. Las Tablas is a very traditional Spanish town with a rich colonial history, featuring a […]

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Herrera

Located on the Azuero Peninsula, Herrera is a small province bordered by Cocle, Los Santos and Veraguas and touches the Pacific Ocean. Herrera is an agricultural region, with few tourist attractions yet developed. The interior of the province is mostly farmland, cattle pasture, small towns and sugarcane. Herrera is the birthplace of Panama’s most famous alcoholic drink, “Seco Herrerano”, a […]

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About Cocle

The next province as you move west along the coast is Cocle, also located on Panama’s southern coast, bordering Panama, Colon, Veraguas and Herrera. Cocle is primarily an agricultural area, but the coastal area is a tourist mecca with several megadevelopments. The Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Playa Blanca Resort, and Wyndham Grand Playa Blanca, all in Farallon, attract thousands […]

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Welcome to Panama

Welcome to Panama, the heart of the Americas, a country with great contrasts, kilometers of beaches on both Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, pristine islands, fertile highlands, historic landmarks, great outdoor adventures, lush nature, indigenous tribes, a thriving, vibrant, cosmopolitan city and, of course, the Panama Canal. Panama is a real treat for nature and history […]

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Climate and Geography

Panama, located approximately 9 degrees north of the equator, is known as the heart of the Americas and forms a land bridge of some 29,339 square miles connecting North and South America. The country is shaped like a lazy “S” and borders with Costa Rica to the northwest and Colombia to the southeast. The Caribbean Sea lies to the […]

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The Pearl Islands

One of the country’s best kept secret is only 15 minutes by plane from Panama City and just over an hour and a half by ferry through the Bay of Panama. The Pearl Islands is an archipelago of hundreds of islands and islets, many uninhabited. Although located off Panama’s Pacific Coast, the islands have a distinctly Caribbean feel, with white sand […]

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Political Division

Panama is divided in 10 provinces an 5 indigenous reserves. The provinces wich vary in altitude and weather are Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Cocle, Colon, Darien, Herrera, Los Santos, Panama, Veraguas and West Panama. There are 5 indian reserves within the country, also called “comarcas” and they are Embera Wounan, Guna Yala, Ngöbe Bulge, Kuna […]

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