Las Minas was formerly known in many parts of the Republic as the Minas de Bracamonte (Mines of Bracamonte), supposedly named after the town founder, Don José Agustin de Bracamonte. Others say that a Spaniard whose last name was Bracamonte had some gold panning stations in those parts, and so people started calling the place the Mines of Bracamonte.

Just an hour outside the city is Cerro Azul, a hill whose altitude at 1,000 meters above sea level provides a pleasant climate for many country vacation homes. The view of the city and lake from different angles is simply unforgettable. In next-door Chagres National Park, you can go rafting down the Chagres River and take in the nature of the rainforest in all its glory.

So far, what have you liked best about our country?

I've really liked its beautiful scenery and the attractive Panama Canal.

So far, what have you liked best about our country?

The Panama Canal really impressed me, and I like the people and their food.

So far, what have you liked best about our country?

Wow, the people, food, Old Town, bars, stew, everything.

Now that you know what Panama is like, did you imagine it would be like this?

Well, this is the fourth time I've come to Panama, and every time I come back I discover new things. I really like Panama.