El único Panamá - Week 13

Welcome to our weekly series about the uniqueness of Panama! Photo:thevisitorpanama.com Semana Santa - one of the busiest holidays of the year! Easter in Panama is one of the most important events of the Catholic calendar. According to statistics the country is 80% Catholic and 70% attend church. Easter week is a period of reflection when many attend mass, colorful processions and events which happen during the 'Via Crucis' (Stations of the Cross) reenactments. During this week many Panamanians tend to eat fish and seafood as the consumption of meat is prohibited. Every town has its own way of commemorating the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. The 'Via Crucis' reenactments, which

El único Panamá - Week 12

Welcome to our weekly series about the uniqueness of Panama! photo: Pinterest The Caribbean water glows like a 'Sea of Stars'. Something magical happens in Bocas Del Toro. The Caribbean water literally lights up with the swirl of your paddle or the motion of you body as you as move through the sea. You will feel like you are swimming through stars. This magical experience is caused by Bioluminescence. The light is produced by a chemical reaction that occurs in an organism. It occurs at all depths in the ocean, but is most commonly observed at the surface. According to biologybiozine.com, "The creatures behind the mysterious bluish-green glow in the oceans surface waters are tiny organisms

El único Panamá - Week 11

Welcome to our weekly series about the uniqueness of Panama! Cayuco an Ocean to Ocean Tradition It is a race organized by the volunteer race committee of the Balboa Paddle Club (CREBAO). It is open to all participants and offers the unique opportunity to paddle in cayucos from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal. Three days and a grueling 50 miles challenge the courage and endurance of all who enter the race. Enjoy the experience of Ralph Furlong's journey. The Life of a Crew in the Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Race Fifty miles in six hours is what it took for me and my team to go from one ocean to another. The sport is called Cayuco and involves a team of four in a wo

El único Panamá - Week 10

Welcome to our weekly series about the uniqueness of Panama! Photo: Tripadvisor Panama City is the only world capital to have a rainforest within its city limits. Parque Natural Metropolitano de Panamá provides a unique opportunity to experience the diversity of Panama’s natural landscape and the capital’s vibrant urban culture all in one day. This pristine forest, almost impenetrable jungle in places, is host to many species of fauna and flora.

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