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The Diverse Pearl Islands

The Diverse Pearl Islands

The name “Panama” means “abundance of fish”. The waters surrounding the island of San Jose in the Pearl Islands are teeming with tropical game fish and are considered one of the best sport fishing areas in the world. A mere one hour from the shore is the “Explosive”, which is a drop off of 9,000 ft. The area is full of underwater mountain peaks which create the ideal habitat for undersea excitement not to mention very large game fish. Offshore fishing will most likely net you yellow fin or big eye tuna, Pacific sailfish, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Be sure [...]

A Private Paradise

A Private Paradise

Islas Secas, a privately-owned archipelago of 16 small islands located in the Gulf of Chiriqui off Panama’s Pacific coast provides a total island escape – amenities included – for the adventurous beachcomber. In pre-colonial times the main island, Cavada, was populated by an isolated Indian culture. Pottery shards and stone tools may still be found on the hillsides. Since that time, the islands have been more or less uninhabited, except for iguana, coati, tropical birds and scurrying land crabs. The ocean surrounding the islands is crystal clear and full of a variety of marine life.
Michael Klein, current president of Core [...]

Spanish Forts, Tours and Fun

Spanish Forts, Tours and Fun

The Caribbean Province of Colon has a very colorful history, beginning with the arrival of the Spanish closely followed by Caribbean pirates and the gold rush 49er’s from the East Coast of the United States making the trek to California through the humid jungles of Panama. The first ever railroad to span a continent was built to accommodate these travelers and send them on their merry way. The 20th century saw the building of the famous Panama Canal.
There are two famous Spanish forts to visit here; first the one at Portobelo and the other at San Lorenzo. The easiest to [...]

Spring Time Year Round in Panama’s Chiriqui

Spring Time Year Round in Panama's Chiriqui

Why Chiriqui? People like to go to Chiriqui because it’s like having Spring all year around. People don’t sweat and yet they don’t have to endure cold winters or hurricanes (as in Florida and the rest of the Caribbean), nor do they have to endure industrial pollution. The air is clear, cool, and pleasant; the water mountain fresh. Some travel experts compare Chiriqui to Switzerland because of the year-round temperatures of between 16 to 25 degrees Centigrade. A-frame Swedish-style homes adorn the landscape, courtesy of those Europeans who came to Panama to work on the canal. These people found themselves [...]