Day 212 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 212 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Sip on the National Cerveza! When it is hot outside (and in Panama it is all the time) and you want to quench your thirst try one of the National Beers. Beer (cerveza) is one of the top consumed beverages in the world. Fortunately, Panama has many to choose from! Panama - is a popular beer, a light lager with very slight hop flavors. Soberana - Another light lager, it is named for sovereignty, and produced by the same brewery as Panama Cerveza. Some feel it has a weak taste and no after taste. Atlas - A third light beer, this is one of the two most popular, and is considered very similar to beers in the United States, it is often compared to Miller Li

Day 211 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 211 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Know Your Beach Flag Warnings! The ocean can be a lot of fun and it also demands respect. During certain times it can be very dangerous. Often when at the beach you may see a a red, yellow or green flag in the sand. The color-coded beach flags are put in place to keep the public aware of ocean conditions. The warning flags and colors mean different things: Green - Low hazard, calm conditions, exercise caution Yellow: - Medium hazard, moderate surf and/or currents Red - High hazard, high surf and/or strong currents Red over Red - two red flags - Water closed to the public Keep in mind that No Beach Flag does not assure safe waters. Have fun, stay

Day 210 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 210 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Attend the Heroes Panama Fest! The Heroes are majestic and powerful defenders of justice. Almost everyone wanted to be one at some point. On August 19 and 20 all of them will meet in Panama at the Ciudad del Saber Convention Center. The Panama Heroes Fest is a huge event that brings together fans of comics, graphic novels, movies, anime, video games and TV series, in one place and time. This year, the Festival returns in its fourth edition with more surprises and innovations such as Cosplay contests for children and adults, and sale of items such as figurines and t-shirts of your favorite comic book heroes. In addition, on stage talks, role play shows

Day 209 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 209 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Take a Helicopter Tour of Panama. Up, Up and Away - see Panama by air! Take a helicopter tour and check out the secret spots of Panama. Soar over the jungles, beautiful beaches and islands, Panama City or the famous Panama Canal. Get a birds eye view and enjoy the new perspective of Panama's splendor and amazing engineering and marvels. Fly above the world's most important hubs and admire the crowning achievement of the 20th century in full scale, with a backdrop of the pristine jungle, beaches and islands. Grab some friends to get up close and personal with Panama -design a tour to suit your interests!

Day 208 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 208 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Spend a Day Fishing on Gatun Lake! Enjoy your day fishing and catching in the beauty of Gatun Lake, surrounded by different species of fish and plants. You can fish the best places surrounded by the tranquility of the tropical forest. Peacock Bass were introduced into the lake in the 1960s to help control alage growth in the Panama Canal. The population today is abundant and offers great fishing. In the lake's coves you can admire the wildlife and rainforest from your boat. The massive lake is home to many species of fish like snook, tiger fish, peacock bass and tarpon. There are not limits or restrictions on fishing since they are so abundant!

Day 207 of Things To Do in Panama

Day 207 of Things To Do in Panama. Watch the Movie "The Game" This Sunday, July 30th "The Game" by Julia Wilson, will be presented at Teatro La Huaca of the ATLAPA Convention Center. It is considered the first film directed and produced by a Panamanian in the United States. Wilson resided in New York City for more than 40 years and learned about film production, direction and writing for the screen, to the point of working with the renowned filmmaker Spike Lee, film director on the movies like "Do The Right Things" (1989), "Malcolm X" (1992), "25th Hour" (2002), "Inside Man" (2006) or the most recent "Chi-Raq" (2015). Wilson decided to make her first film. The result of this adventure is "T

Day 206 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 206 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Wrap Yourself in Chocolate! Did you know chocolate is not just for eating? Your body can also benefit from chocolate spa therapy. Chocolate contains antioxidants which can have a dramatic anti-ageing effect and fight against free-radical damage in your skin. Cocoa butter is moisturizing and nourishing for your skin which is why chocolate now plays a part in the spa experience. You can enjoy a facial, a luxurious chocolate wrap or a pedicure and manicure in chocolate. The chocolate smell is not too potent and you will benefit from mood lifting chocolaty smell as well!

Day 205 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 205 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Graze on Guanabana! Guanabana also know as Soursop is an elongated green spiny fruit. It is said to have heavenly properties. When at the right amount of ripeness scoop out the insides for an explosion of a sweet, tangy, sharp taste. It is relatively easy to grow but once ripe only lasts about 24 hours before turning mush-like unless refrigerated. The health benefits are amazing. Studies link this fruit and its leaves to fighting cancer and shrinking tumors. Enjoy! Panamanians swear by this fruit!

Day 204 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 204 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Move to the sounds of Ozuna and Arcangel! On Saturday, August 5th Panama welcomes Ozuna and Arcangel with an electrifying show of trap and reggaetón music at the Amador Convention Center. Jan Carlos Ozuna Rosado, professionally known as Ozuna, is a reggaeton singer and songwriter from Puerto Rico. His aim is to write positive, uplifting songs that encourage people to work toward their dreams, and he avoids using profanity out of respect for his daughter. A songwriter since the age of 12, he signed a record contract in 2014 and began posting songs to YouTube. By 2015, songs such as “Si Tu Marido No Te Quiere” had become radio hits across Latin America,

Day 203 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 203 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Rappel Down a Cliff! Rappelling is using a rope to control descent of a vertical drop It is a unique and fun way to combine the adrenaline of a sport and experience the great outdoors. The sport enhances your physical and mental skills while having fun. Keep your eyes peeled for tropical birds, other animals and gorgeous flora. Did you know there is a Panama Rappel Club that has been around over 10 years? It has made it possible for people of all ages to face and challenge their fears, learn to trust themselves and know more about Panama. You can also contact a guide or tour company to take you to the best places. Panama has many waterfalls, parks and

Day 202 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 202 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Collect Sea Glass Treasures! Sea glass is everywhere in the world. It originates as pieces of glass from broken bottles, tableware, shipwrecks and discarded trash. The pieces of glass tumble and roll for years in the ocean causing the slickness to wear to a frosty appearance and the edges to become rounded. For beach walkers, discovering a rare piece of wave-battered glass can be like finding gold. These bits of sea glass can awaken the imagination; where did come from and what can I do with it? The most common colors of beach glass are brown, emerald green and white. These come from household jars, ordinary and beer bottles. Aquamarine, lavender an

Day 201 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 201 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Learn the Sensual Dance of Tango! Monday, July 24th the Tango Workshop will be held: Embrace and Connection taught by Janelle Sibaute, where participants can discover the richness of this historic dance. Admission is free and includes the technique class and guided practice. The event will take place in the French Alliance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The tango is a musical genre and a dance, characteristic of the Rio de la Plata region that revolutionized popular dance by introducing a sensual dance with an embraced couple that proposes a deep emotional relationship of each person with their own body and the bodies of the dancers with each other. Location

Day 200 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 200 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Enjoy the Improvisational Theater Festival! The Improvisational Theater Festival 2017 (Festival de Improvisación Teatral), is having the first event. It is a new space to educate and offer a fresh and fun proposal in theater. The best groups dedicated to theatrical improvisation will meet from August 2 to 5th at Piña Calavera in Casco Viejo. These are different interactive presentations in which the audience will be amused by the inventions of the artists. You can enjoy the best of the local and international improvisational scene. Among the available presentations of the festival are: Wednesday, August 2nd Presentation of "Los Improfesionales" Thursd

Day 199 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 199 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Immerse Yourself in Spanish! How is our Spanish? Is it time to improve your Spanish with an immersion program? Being immersed in the Spanish language is the most effective way to learn. Live with a local host family, the ideal way to improve and practice your Spanish. Daily Spanish lessons will also be taught. Take advantage of the Latin Cultural immersion, a wonderful opportunity to get a first hand experience of the Latin American culture, customs and way of life!

Day 198 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 198 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Tickle your Taste Buds with Tres Leches Cake! Tres Leches Cake is also known as pan tres leches ("three milks bread") It is a dense, moist sponge cake—in some recipes, a butter cake—soaked in a mixture of three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream or whole milk. This combination creates just the right sweetness and density making it moist and delicious. According to, there is dispute over where the cake was first created. Folklore has it the the origin of the recipe is reported to come from the back of an evaporated milk or condensed milk can in Latin America to promote the use of the product. Evap

Day 197 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 197 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Grow Something! Planting and gardening in Panama can be a fun and rewarding hobby whether you are growing herbs, flowers, fruits or veggies. You can grow almost anything you want in Panama depending on your location and soil. It is important to remember the sun can be intense for some plants. Native plants will survive but you may need to be more diligent with non-native things. Remember also there is a dry season with intense sun so it is important to water your thirsty plants. You don't need to have acres of land to garden. Start small or design a garden in different spaces; a garden off the back patio or on the balcony, an herb and vegetable garden

Day 196 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 196 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Enjoy the Diablos Dance Meeting of Panama! On Saturday, July 15th, for the first time you can enjoy the Diablos Dance Meeting of Panama, in in La Chorrera. Several regions of the country will be gathered in one place, providing a proudly folkloric unprecedented show to the delight of all present. The event will take place in the Fair Grounds of La Chorrera from 4:00 pm. For More Information:

Day 195 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 195 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Take the Gamboa Cable Car Ride! The Gamboa Cable Car ride is an aerial car that glides you for a 12 kilometer ride through and above the jungle canopy to the top of Cerro Pelado. During your ride you can discover the secrets of the jungle and observe the flora and wildlife as you ride. Often spotted are coatimundis, howler monkeys, capybaras, slothes, toucans, parrots, and motmots. Once you reach the top you can walk along a small path leading to an observation tower where you can appreciate a 360 degree view of the Soberania National Park.

Day 194 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 194 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Brave the Rapids of White Water Rafting! Panama is a country filled with remote and rare beauty and rivers that offer a variety of difficulty for water adventurers of all experiences - beginners to the most advanced. Based on experience, rainfall, water levels and season there are many rivers to choose from; Rio Chiriqui Viejo, Rio Gariche, Rio Chiriqui and more. If you are looking for an adrenaline-filled experience you will never forget this is for you. See what makes Panama's whitewater known around the world! A word of caution.... it may be difficult to stop smiling from all the fun you are having!

Day 193 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 193 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Enjoy Circo Ruso Sobre Hielo! On July 14th, Panama will host the most famous ice skating show in the world at Metromall: The Circo Ruso Sobre Hielo. An unparalleled spectacle will take place in the parking lot of Metromall, where 20 figure skating champions will perform on a royal ice rink with choreographies inspired by some of the most iconic characters of our childhood such as Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, Frozen and Peter Pan. The show starts at 7:30pm - get your tickets now! ​ Did you know... It was in St. Petersburg that the first manual of ice skaters appeared in 1833 and where the World Championship was celebrated for the fir

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