Day 334 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 334 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Observe International CyberSecurity Day! Today is the International Day of Information Security. It was first celebrated in 1988 to sensitize people about the importance of protecting themselves from electronic fraud - especially around the holiday season. Recommendations: Install an anti-virus and anti-malware on your computer, tablet and smartphone and keep them updated. - Do not open suspicious emails or click on links that seem strange. Any email that asks you to do something "urgent" is probably a phishing attempt. - Use strong passwords, with letters, numbers and symbols; Do not write down any password or share it with anyone. - Be Suspicion w

Day 333 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 333 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Discover the Wreck of Sub Marine Explorer! Photo:Wikipedia Almost 16 years ago an archaeologist and diver, Jim Delgado, found something incredible. He was on ship passing the San Telmo Island in Pearl Archipelago, Panama when he saw something near the island and investigated. For the past 146 years, a mysterious submarine wreck has ‘surfaced’ at low tide every day. The locals were aware but thought it was from WWII. The discovery turned out to be the Sub Marine Explorer which was built between 1863 and 1866 for the Pacific Pearl Company. Unfortunately, experimental dives with the Sub Marine Explorer in the Bay of Panama ended in September 1867 when

Day 332 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 332 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Commemorate Independence from Spain! Photo: Fotolia If you missed the earlier celebrations of November you still have the opportunity to join in as Panama celebrates its Independence from Spain, Each year November 28th is recognized as a public holiday commemorating the Independence of Panama from Spain. This was accomplished through a bloodless revolt between November 10 -28, 1821. Seizing the opportunity, when the Spanish governor left Panama to march on rebellious Ecuadorians, José de Fábrega led a push for independence. Rebels in the small town of Villa de Los Santos made the first declaration for independence and the movement quickly spread to the

Day 331 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 331 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Learn How To Identify Plants! Panama is filled with a wide variety of flora. Learn which plants can be eaten, how to identify them, how to prepare them and where we can find them. The seminar will discuss edible plants as well as medicinal or non-food uses, all very useful in an emergency situation. The "Survival Food" seminar will be held on Thursday, November 30, at the Metropolitan Natural Park (Las Oropendolas Hall) starting at 6:00 pm, and led by Professor Bonarge Antonio Rodriguez Beitia. A biologist, with many years of experience. Also a SELVA guide with hundreds of trips to the most impenetrable regions of Panama. He traveled and studied the ju

Day 330 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 330 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Have Fun at Fantasy World! Fantasy World is a company dedicated to kids entertainment events and parties in Panama. Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters or friends children out for a great experience. There is a wide variety of attractions that will give hours of entertainment and a full day of fun. Children can play in magical castles, giant slides, bouncing houses, obstacle courses, mini soccer, climbing wall, and a special area dedicated to babies. Located at the Amador Causeway it is valid for children aged 2 to 12 years old and adults enter free. Enjoy the day of smiles and fun!

Day 329 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 329 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Celebrate Feria de San Andrés! Join in the celebration of the fair in honor of San Andrés in Bugaba Chiriqui from November 28th to the 30th. There is a traditional exhibition of high quality cattle from the Panamanian highlands, a display of handicrafts from the region and an opportunity to taste and enjoy the local food.

Day 328 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 328 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Stay for Free with "House Sitting"! Experience Panama and stay for free. "House sitting" is a great opportunity to explore the world. It is all about travel lifestyle. Live in a home in Panama or around the world on less income, experience the culture, and gain a global perspective. Bask in the year round warm weather, indulge in the lower cost of living compared to other countries of the world and take advantage of the great healthcare. Choose from mountain areas, beach communities or city living - the options are boundless! House sitting does come with responsibilities to the owner, home and sometimes pets.

Day 327of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 327 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Come out to Carols by Candlelight! The 7th annual Carols by Candlelight fundraising event will take place in Panama on December 2nd. The show starts at 7 pm at the Mirador del Pacifico arena at the Fish Market end of the Cinta Costera. It is free to all who want to bring their blankets or chairs or you can be closer to the action with a reserved seat. Carols by Candlelight has become a Christmas season opener for thousands of Panamanians, who get the opportunity to join the performers in singing seasonal favorites, while raising funds for local institutions. This year's funds will be donated for equipment to monitor the hearing of children at Hospita

Day 326 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 326 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Hike Los Quetzales Trail! Photo: TripAdvisor The Quetzal Trail is located in Volcán Barú National Park, Panama. It is well maintained and depending on your fitness level can be trekked from Boquete to Cerro Punta which provides an uphill workout, or from Cerro Punta to Boquete which is mostly downhill all the way. The hike can be accomplished in about 5-6 hours. Cruising through the tropical forest you will see a gorgeous array of fauna and flora and if fortunate you may catch a glimpse of the trail's namesake, the resplendent quetzal! Remember to take into account the changing elevation so the temperatures can be cooler and rainy. It is usually b

Day 325 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 325 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Observe Dia de Bastimentos! Photo: Celebrate a day full of pride. parades and parties on November 23rd at Dia de Bastimentos (Bastimentos Day). Much like Bocas Day, Bastimentos was founded in the same month and year, November 1903. The festiities take place in Old Bank - Isla Bastimentos. Enjoy the Afro - Caribbean music and dance, contests.

Day 324 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 324 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Try Breadfruit – Fruta del Pan! Originating in the South Pacific and eventually spreading to the Caribbean islands during the late 18th century, Breadfruit or Fruta del Pan is grown in at least 90 countries. The name is derived from the texture of the fruit when cooked, it is,similar to freshly baked bread and has a potato-like flavor. Breadfruit trees require limited care and are one of the highest-yielding food plants, a single tree can produce up to 200 or more grapefruit-sized fruits per season. There is a variety of cooking options including roasting, boiling, baking, and frying, Bake thin slices as a substitute for potato chips or fry thicker s

table tennis

Spin It! Table Tennis Academy is a place where you can relive your childhood by playing table tennis, also known as ping-pong, with your friends! Here you can enjoy a fun time with all the comforts that Spin It! has for you with their ping pong tables for rent, competition equipment, classes, tournaments and to make it even more comfortable, a complete cafeteria. Enjoy the following options with your family or friends: Option 1: Pay $3 for a 2-hour rental for a ping-pong table for 1 person ($6 Value). Includes racket and ball. Option 2: Pay $30 for a 1-month unlimited ping pong table rental for 1 person ($60 Value). Includes racket and ball. The monthly package includes unlimited hours of pl

Day 323 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 323 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Learn about Aikido! The Annual International Seminar of Aikido 2017 will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd, which will be dictated by Alejandro Dominguez Sensei. Aikido, the Japanese martial art. is a comprehensive system of throwing, joint-locking, striking and pinning techniques, coupled with training in traditional Japanese weapons such as the sword, staff and knife. The event will take place at the Panamanian Taekwondo Academy.

Day 322 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 322 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Check Out the Pearl Islands! The historic Pearl Islands are located approximately 40 miles southeast of Panama and consist of over 200 islands and islets spread throughout the Gulf of Panama, The major attraction of this archipelago is the picturesque aqua waters, fascinating marine life, lush vegetation and lovely sparsely populated beaches. Interestingly, only a few are inhabited. The largest and most travel friendly of the these is Contadora Island, which in Spanish means "counter"—appropriate, considering the island is where Spanish conquistadors would count the pearls harvested from other Pearl Islands.This island is home to some of the wealthiest

Day 321 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 321 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Visit Panama Viejo! The historic remains of Panama Viejo is located on the outskirts of modern Panama City. Founded on August 15, 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias de Ávila, the city of Panamá was the first European settlement along the Pacific. It flourished for 150 years as Spain exported silver and Peruvian gold to Europe via Panama. In 1671 the city was destroyed by an attack led by the English pirate Henry Morgan, and it was never rebuilt. There is another story were Panamanians burned the city down before he arrived to make it look like it had been taken over. The abandonment of the city for more than two centuries allowed for the long-t

Day 320 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 320 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Share an Intimate Evening with Rubén Blades! Share an intimate musical evening with Rubén Blades, singer and composer of Panamanian salsa. The spectacular concert will be held Thursday, December 7th at Latitude 47 from 7:00 pm. The musically fun filled evening will have an amazing atmosphere filled with performances and all the excellent repertoire of one of the most important and influential artists in the history of Panama. Tickets are on sale at Panatickets. Did you know... Rubén Blades started singing in a Rock & Roll band with his brother Roberto. However, after the incidents of 1963, he stopped singing in English and returned to the Latin trad

Day 319 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 319 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Watch the Latin Grammy's for Panama Winners! Five Panamanians have received nominations for one of Latin musics biggest nights! The 2017 Latin Grammy Awards go live, tomorrow November 16th on Univision from 8-11pm. The event is held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. According to, Erika Ender is nominated for the song Despacito (the one Canadian Justin Bieber has made popular) in the Song Category of the year. She is also nominated in the Best Singer-Songwriter album category with the album Tatuajes. Album of the Year and Best Salsa Album nominations are shared by Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado.

Day 318 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 318 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Join in the "Bocas Day" Celebrations! The pride and dedication continues as Panamanians continue to celebrate their history and independence. Dia de la Fundacion de Bocas del Toro (Bocas Day) celebrated November 16th, is the day the province of Bocas del Toro was founded in 1903, only 14 days after the creation of Panama as a sovereign state. The festivities include a must see parade of the school children marching proudly representing their province and exhibiting their percussion talents while dancing, smiling and throwing their drums overhead never missing a beat. Along with drumlines, dance groups and Bomberos you will revel in the vivid colors o

Day 317 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 317 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Tour the Country on a Motorcycle! There is a wide array of tourism experiences in Panama. For the adrenaline seekers traveling with the wind in your hair can be an option! Rent a motorcycle and wander about, go on a GPS self guided tour or go with a group on a full guided tour. Navigate the country up close and personal, beginning in Panama City trekking across the land taking in the natural beauty of two oceans, jungle, mountains and more. The most popular time to take a Panama motorcycle tour, is during the dry season. "We only regret the rides we don't take!"

Day 316 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 316 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Attend the Mi Ranchito Festival! The Festival Mi Ranchito in Río de Jesús Santiago de Veraguas will take place November 17th to 19th. It is part of the celebration of this region showing unity for the separation of Panama from Colombia in 1903. The festival was created as a way to preserve and showcase the folklore, traditions and culture of the region for future generations. The festival is named because of its elaborate use of ranchitos which are made of pencas, straw nata, cane and different types of wood and used to present the different handicrafts. agricultural products and typical foods of the region. Come meet the queen of the town, see folklo

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