Day 59 of 365 Things to Do in Panama
Day 59 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Party like a Panamanian. Celebrate Carnival one more day! Tuesday has the biggest carnival celebration and the largest parties in Panama City. It is known in English as Fat Tuesday and also Shrove Tuesday. The parade hosted on Tuesday easily out does those of previous days. Huge decorated floats parade down the Cinta Costera full of costumed groups from all walks of life. If you are going to choose only one day to experience the party, Tu
Taking the Bus - Panama: It is easier than you think!
From the Coronado Area to Panama City You can catch all city-bound buses in front of the Super 99 plaza in Coronado in a little bus stop. 99% of the buses that stop there are going to Panama City. This includes both the 30-seat white coaster buses and the larger coach buses. The guy standing in the door of the bus is referred to as “Pavo” in Panama. He will ask where are you going and will confirm the bus is going to “Panama”. All Panama buses go to the Albrook Mall Bus Te
The Path of Victoriano: Between History and Adventure!
Traveling through nature is one of the most ancient activities that man has done, moving from one area to another in search of new places for his survival. It gives us the opportunity to appreciate beautiful views, and everything that has to do with the place; fauna, flora, and different cultures. This is the reason why thousands go out to enjoy the areas, for the tranquility, health or just to do a grand trip. In Panama there are a lot of routes where those that love walk
As you travel throughout Panama, brightly colored panels of fabric can be seen everywhere; on clothes, walls, purses, and hanging in markets. These are known as Molas. Pronounced MO-la, in the Kuna native language, it means ‘blouse’ or ‘clothing’. It is also the word used to describe colorful panels made of cotton fabric and thread created by the Kuna women of Panama. The indigenous people who live on the islands of San Blas. The cloth panels can be seen attached to the fro
What is that?
Panama has some of the most delicious and weirdest fruits and vegetables you will find anywhere. Walking past the produce stand in supermarkets, local markets or the vendors on the streets with their harvest on the back of the truck numerous items can be recognized. The obvious tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, pineapples, bananas, and watermelons to name a few. Then there are those unfamiliar fruits and vegetables that prompt you to think or even say out loud, “What is that?” Vi
Fish in Panama
Fishy, Fishy, Fishy Fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and of course fresh fish! With miles of magnificent beaches it is no surprise the Panama Riviera has the freshest seafood around. The waters are rich with a variety of fish. Local fisherman can be found in almost every village along the coast. Every day they can be seen cruising in pangas to cast and gather their nets. Telltale signs they are returning with their catch is seeing the sky filled with birds circling the boats a
Canaval in Panama!
Finding a reason to celebrate in Panama is not difficult. Most festivities are filled with family, fun, food, loud music, and fireworks. As a primarily Catholic country, religious holidays are very important. One of the most popular celebrations related to religious beliefs and culture is the Carnival of Panama. It is one of the longest and largest celebrations of pageantry, folklore, and parades in the world. The massive celebrations commence four days before Ash Wednesday
The Panama Riviera provides an abundance of new experiences and visual beauty. One of these is the blend of black and white sand found on the beaches and the artwork uncovered as the tides change. Black sand is black in color and can be of different types; a heavy, glossy, partly magnetic mixture of fine sands or consisting of tiny fragments of basalt found on beaches near a volcano. Volcanic beach sand is given the black color by the minerals augite (pyroxene), magnetite, a
Day 58 of 365 Things to Do in Panama
Day 58 of 365 Things to Do in Panama, Get cooled off by a 'culeco'! The days of Carnaval are filled with many traditions and one that sets Panama apart from other world celebrations is the use of 'culecos' or water trucks that spray people in the streets.. As the heat intensifies during the day revelers need to cool off from the dancing and drinking under the hot sun. The shower from the fire hose of the culeco is a refreshing delight!
Day 57 of 365 Things to Do in Panama
Day 57 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Participate and party in Penenome and Panama City during Carnaval. Sunday afternoon is the 'pollera' parade which showcases thousands of women and young girls dressed in the distinctive Panamanian national costume, many joining the march to show off their finery with friends and family. Enjoy the parades with the annual Carnival Queen and her court, along with floats, huge crowds and lively bands playing Panamanian folk music, salsa,