There is a recent trend in adventure travel of tourists flocking to the Darién Gap, a small jungle patch that is the only break in the 30,000-mile Pan-American Highway, which passes through 14 countries as it winds from Alaska to Argentina. After severing in Yaviza, the route starts back up in Colombia, the two dangling ends a tantalizing 60 miles apart. The area can be quite dangerous–here’s what you need to know about it.
One indigenous nation. One UNESCO World Heritage site. In the Bocas del Toro region of Panama, everything is at stake.
Scientists found the capuchin monkey using stone tools to crush food in 2018 in a wildlife preserve in Panama. Earlier this spring, researchers went back to learn more about the monkey’s innovation. #livableplanet
The Panama International Film Festival’s selection of green docs reminds me how hard it is to find pristine and unpolluted corners of the planet.
Gateway from Central to South America, Panama sits on a narrow isthmus sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is one of few places to sense harmony between scientific progress and wildlife. Here the huge metropolis of Panama City merges seamlessly into verdant tropical forests. With an unfussy, laid back vibe and some truly wonderful spots to visit; including trendy surf resorts, sleepy mountain enclaves, paradise-esque archipelagos and dramatic diving spots, Panama seems to delight both tourists and backpackers.
Visit the famous Panama Canal and Miraflores lock to gain a true understanding of how this fascinating man-made marvel works. Enjoy panoramic views of Panama City and wander through Casco Viejo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this great walking tour.
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Source: Panama cruise port guide
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Spend the day in Panama City, exploring the best of the city: from Panama Canal to the open-air museum in Punta Culebra, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casco Viejo.
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PANAMA CITY (AP) – Esther Marina Sanchez has watched her neighborhood – the heart of Panama City – transformed by its designation as a UNESCO world heritage site. Tourists and well-heeled Panamanians now stroll the paving-stone streets among gaudy hotels, fancy restaurants and trendy discos that have popped up in once-dilapidated colonial-era buildings. Gone are the gangs, the decay and abandoned structures – as well as Sanchez’s home, and those of most of her neighbors. Sanchez recalled how her landowner offered the family money 2½ years ago, but said they didn’t really have a choice: “Take it or leave it, but you’re leaving.
“Music is in our DNA,” Vince Koehle, marketing director of Hard Rock Hotels in the Americas, told me over dinner. It was my first evening at the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, and already this was evident.
I’d spent the afternoon toying with the Fender Telecaster guitar that was mine for the duration of my stay, and the early part of the evening on a music memorabilia tour led by the property’s “Vibe Manager.” After dinner, I watched that same manager sing alongside guests during live-band karaoke.
Those with a music obsession will feel right at home at the 66-story tower, in the heart of Panama City.
For almost 100 years, Coíba was inhabited only by criminals and political prisoners. Now it’s one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.
Beautiful but extremely dangerous—that’s how many Panamanians think of the island of Coíba 30 miles from their southern coast.
The largest island of the 38 islands contained in Coíba National Park, Coíba is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Containing just over 120,000 acres, it makes those who visit its shores feel as if they’re stepping back in time to an era when the Earth was undeveloped. In addition to the 1,450 plant species on the island, Coíba’s forests are filled with hundreds of unique animals, and pristine coral reefs lie just beyond Coíba’s beaches.
(CNN) – Florida manatees swim and sleep in the sunshine and golden-brown panthers prowl the shady forests at Everglades National Park.
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Our speedboat trail of white foam stretches in a wide arc far behind as we race across Lake Gatun. We’re searching for monkeys on the islands scattered across this massive man-made lake.
As the boat nears the promisingly named Monkey Island, it pulls close to the bank where several tree branches overhang the water. There!
The ranger whispers that the little creatures with red patches of hair behind their ears are tamarin monkeys. They scamper through the lower branches, and two jump onto the bow of the boat, jostling for tidbits of food that the guide unfortunately offers. Still, we get a close-up view. The tamarins soon retreat, and the guide points out black-mantled howler monkeys, including a baby, up in the foliage.
This is Day Three of our week here.