Day 89 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 89 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Volunteer to Open Doors - Teach English! The Gift of Opening Doors to a Better Future for Others is available throughout Panama. Not knowing English, limits ones opportunities considerably. The ability to speak and understand spoken English, and to read and write, has always been vital for many Panamanians since an important part of the economy is based on services to foreign countries. And nowadays, with the growth of the tourism industry, English is becoming even more and more important. Volunteer opportunties are available throughout all Panama communities; local churches, schools, businesses, volunteers organizations and more... Open Someone's Door

Day 88 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 88 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Imbibe Bienmesabe! Bienmesabe is a traditional dessert in Chiriquí. Bienmesabe would translate to something like “tastes good to me” in English. The dessert is of Spanish-Gipsy origin, but has become a big hit in the Hub of the Americas. The primary ingredients of this dish vary throughout Panama - they can be; raspberries, almonds (ground), egg yolks, and honey - mixed with milk and rice. It has a very descriptive name that leaves no doubt of how tasty it is, although there are people who also call it mielmesabe, possibly because of the presence of cane honey as one of the ingredients. In other countries, there are also sweets called bienmesabe, althou

Day 87 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 87 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Enjoy a jazz tribute to Michael Jackson Wednesday, March 29th, Amador Theater dresses up on a night of Live Jazz with "Billboard of the 80's", where they will pay a well-deserved tribute to Michael Jackson, The King of Pop. Come from 9:00 pm, And travel in time reviving the great hits of this wonderful artist to the best rhythm of Jazz. Tickets are now available for sale on Panatickets (prices do not include charges):

Day 86 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 86 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Screen a Film at the Panama International Film Festival! ​​The sixth edition of the International Film Festival of Panama (IFFP) will be held March 30 to April 5 in Panama City. This year the festival brings a Central American and Caribbean lineup that reaffirms the commitment to serve as the leading platform of emerging cinema in the region. IFF Panama puts together a very diverse and intense international showcase with the most acclaimed titles of the year, such as I am not your negro (USA), Tony Erdeman (Germany), Elle (France) White sun (Nepal), Behemoth(China), The salesman (Iran), It is just the end of the world (Canada), Like crazy (Italy), Barak

Day 85 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 85 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Glide into a Butterfly Garden. Butterflies are perhaps the most universally loved and inspirational of all creatures. In fact, while there are over one million known species of animals in the world, none change more as they grow (actually transform) than the butterfly. Experience the tranquility and beauty of living, brilliantly colored, butterflies. Learn about the life cycle from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis and finally, to dazzling adult. Panama has over 1500 species of butterflies challenge yourself to find them all!

Day 84 of 365 Things to Do

Day 84 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Play in the Snow in Panama! It is snowing in Coronado at Terraces of Coronado! How often can you say I played in the snow in Panama? You can make snow angels, snow balls and snow people. Much more fun to do it in person than on a screen. You will be given thermal gloves, and jacket. It is for a limited time so don't wait. Alaska, a world of snow to enjoy

Day 83 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 83 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Walk the BALBOA ROUTE on the DARIEN 3 DAY TOUR. Cross the mountains into the sea just like Balboa did. On this trip you walk to the top of Cerro de Pechito Parado, place of the first sighting of the South Sea by Europeans, then visit the beach in the Gulf of San Migual where Balboa took possession of the South Sea in 1513. Additionally you visit the capital of the Darien, La Palma, and colonial forts built in the 18th century at the mouth of the Rio Tuira. Contact EcoCircuitos Panama for more information.

Day 82 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 82 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Discover the Hidden Treasures of El Cano. Dubbed the "Valley of the Kings of Central America" by National Geographic due to the number of tombs, gold, fine ceramics, jewelry and other artifacts, the Parque Arqueologico El Cano is located 18 km west of Penonome. This Panamanian national treasure comprises at least eight tombs dating 700-1000 A.D. The park is open Tuesday to Saturday 9am - 4pm.

Day 81 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 81 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Spend a day at Anton Fair. The Second Anton Fair is taking place March 31 - April 2nd and will feature local artisans, a variety of food trucks, dance and music shows, an area for kids and there is mention of 'old fashioned games or rides', not to mention paintball. ~ It is going to be a good one don't miss it!

Day 80 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 80 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Enjoy the Panama Flamenco Festival! From Monday March 20th to Sunday, March 26th the Panama Flamenco Festival 2017, takes place at the Hotel RIU Plaza Panama CIty. It is organized by the talented international artist Anita Loynaz and Alberto Gaitan experienced and renowned Panamanian artist and producer, who come together to bring this magnificent Festival, full of talent, originality and excellent organization to you. The aim of this Festival is to promote the culture of dance, play and singing of the genre Flamenco, offering different activities including live dance shows, recitals, courses, gastronomy, film series and more. It will bring together m

Day 79 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 79 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Smile at Everyone you See - it's International Happiness Day. The International Day of Happiness was introduced by the General Assembly of the United Nations during 2012 and was celebrated for the first time in 2013. Through seminars and educational tips and tools, the aim is to educate and increase public awareness of the benefits of happiness. Panama ranks among the happiest countries in the world. For everyone, the day is a useful reminder that in general happiness does not necessarily come from buying and consuming, or from being famous or glamorous – but often from friends, family and emotional well being.

Day 78 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 78 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Take the Ron Abuelo Tour. Tour the the Hacienda San Isidro, birth place of Ron Abuelo located in Pesé in the heart of the Herrera Province. In 1908 a Spanish immigrant, Don José Varela Blanco, founded the San Isidro Sugar Mill to process sugar cane and later on manufacture spirits. The tour begins with a complimentary ox and cart ride to the tasting room. You'll get a lesson from the distillery's rum expert on the proper way to taste rum, which involves a significant amount of inhaling and exhaling to achieve the total experience ~ Don't forget your designated driver!

Update from US Embassy in Panama - Immigration

U.S. Embassy in Panama Message for U.S. Citizens March 15, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Panama would like to inform all U.S. Citizens in Panama that on March 6th 2017, the Panamanian Immigration Authority (Servicio Nacional de Migracion-SNM) announced new guidance for Panamanian immigration officials on the enforcement of pre-existing regulations. According to the SNM, immigration officials have been instructed to be stricter about the enforcement of the regulation that foreigners entering Panama with tourist status prove that they are in fact entering Panama as tourists and not residing in Panama. Since the announcement, the Consular Section has received many questions from U.S. citizens abou

Day 77 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 77 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Cruise the Oceans on a Catamaran! Sit back, relax and cruise along on a chartered catamaran. Visit the islands, snorkel, swim and watch the wildlife or the sunset. Get together with friends and family and enjoy the waters of Panama for a day or overnight.

Day 76 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 76 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Go green for St Patrick's Day and Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose! With minimal effort, you can become just a bit greener and make a big difference. Become more eco-conscious. Recycle bins and centers are popping up all over Panama. You can recycle trash, electronics, batteries, printer cartridges etc. Shop green - take your reusable cloth bags with you to the store. Reuse your water bottles... and speaking of water..., did you know that Panama’s biggest recycling project is the Panama Canal expansion? The water capture system for the new set of locks collects 60% of the fresh water that would otherwise be “lost” into the sea during a transit. This water is

Day 75 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 75 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Enjoy the Ice - Skating that is! IF you are missing the cold, snow and ice you can experience it in Panama City. Spend a fun cold summer on the Multiplaza Below Zero Skating Rink until March 31st. It is open seven days a week starting at 11:00am. Family fun for all!

Day 74 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 74 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. See Seussical the Musical! Seussical the Musical is at The Theatre Guild of Ancon, March 17th 8:00PM for the Scholarship Benefit Performance. Tickets are Limited and ON LINE ONLY!! Suessical was originally Commissioned by the US Embassy for the International Book Fair in August of 2016 at Atlapa, as part of the Educational English Outreach Program. They performed at Atlapa for over 2,000 Students! Now in Conjunction with the Mayor's office and The US Embassy, they are taking the show on the road Here in PANAMA. They have 2 Shows at the Parque De Las Madres On March 18th and 2 Shows at the Escula Monsignor Beckmann March 25th, in conjunction with the mayo

Tougher Measures for Ilegals in Panama

Tougher Measures for Illegals in Panama. Panama immigration authorities are tightening the regulations regarding foreigners living in Panama. In the past foreigners could renew the tourist visa by crossing the Costa Rica border and reentering the country 72 hours later to be able to stay for another six months and so on. Now those who overstay their welcome without regularizing their resident status will not be allowed into the country. Tougher Measures for Illegals in Panama: Dozens of foreigners got stranded in Paso Canoas, on the Panamanian-Costarrican border. Recently the National Migration Service (SNM) prevented the re-entry to the country of 89 foreigners along the border with Costa R

Day 73 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 73 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Binge on Burgers during Burger Week Panama! Burger Week is an international celebration that has been held for more than 5 years in some of the most touristic cities in the United States. This celebration has gained strength in Panama, as year after year more burger-fans join this initiative. Diners can pop in to more than 40 participating establishments around the city and enjoy the “Burger Special”, Burger Week Panama gives the opportunity for diners to get to know and taste the authentic flavors of each restaurant, with presentations ranging from vegetarian hamburgers to the classic cheeseburger with bacon passing through specialties that mix the tra

Day 72 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 72 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Feast on a Bollo de Maiz Nuevo. This is a food of indigenous origin. A cornmeal dough wrapped in corn leaves and boiled. It is typical and deeply rooted in Panama. They also have different presentations that can be the original (only corn), with cheese, chorizo, among others. It can be served as a snack, breakfast, appetizer or as light lunch. Yummy!

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