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Finca Drácula

Dracula, a mysterious name associated with an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, inspired by Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia. His surname Dracûlea means “son of the dragon”, derived from his father´s last name Draco, which in both Latin and Romanian etymology, mean dragon. This is how the orchid genus got associated with such an intriguing name, by its dragon […]

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Isla Grande

Located across the mainland town of La Guaira, offers crystal clear waters, coral reefs, and white sand beaches. The island is small and there is a strip of small hotels and restaurants catering most budgets. There are great opportunities for snorkeling and practicing all kinds of water sports. There is famous surf break by Sister Moon hotel but we advise […]

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Fort San Lorenzo

Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO is one of the oldest Spaniard fortresses in America. Built in 1597, by King Phillip II of Spain, to strategically protect the mainland coasts as a consequence of many attacks from Pirate Francis Drake in the nearby regions, especially the towns of Nombre de Dios and Camino Real. During those days Panama served as a transit […]

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Gatun Locks

Conveniently located on Colon’s Atlantic coast, is the Panama Canal’s first set of locks constituted by 3 chambers with a length of a 100 feet wide and a 1000 feet long. Vessels are raised 87 feet above sea level to enter the Gatun Lake, an artificial lake that serves as a great water resource for the Panama Canal operations. Once the vessel finishes […]

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Jungle Land Tours

With a “yee haw” from Captain Carl Davis, the Jungle Land Explorer, filled with adventure seekers, jets off from the dock in La Represa and cuts through the man made waters of Lake Gatun. The destination is a 61-foot houseboat anchored in the middle of the 95-year-old lake. When the Panama Canal engineers flooded this portion of the Chagres River Valley between 1906 and 1913, they […]

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Geisha

Arabica Coffee in Panama is recognized as some of the best in the world. Panama has continued to put itself on the map of outstanding coffees with the Geisha varietal of arabica coffee. Geisha is an heirloom varietal from the Gesha province of Ethiopia. This variety of arabica coffees stands out above all other coffees of this type produced in […]

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Portobelo

Declared by UNESCO as “World Heritage”, the town of Portobelo is known as a “historic monument collection”, since you can visit several sites in the same place. Portobelo Bay Even though Christopher Columbus visited the bay on his fourth voyage in 1502, it took another 95 years to build a town in that area. During the sixteenth […]

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San Blas (Guna Yala)

For many years the beautiful collection of pristine islands of San Blas seemed far, expensive and unobtainable unless traveling by small planes. Today the road to San Blas is perfectly paved with the exception of a few sections where the pavement has washed out exposing dirt and rocks. The drive takes approximately 2.5 hours from Panama City’s Corredor […]

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Biomuseo

Since the early days of the creation of the Biomuseo, the name Frank Gehry has been used to spearhead the promotion of the project, however, not to take credit away from the famous architect and his extraordinary, eclectic, origami-like metal and cement structure whose colors play with the sky, the real credit goes to the team of experts […]

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