If ever there was a time to visit Panama, this is it. In 2014 its famous canal celebrates 100 years of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and Panama City is gearing up for the milestone with a slew of major developments.
Among the many Panamanian traditions, on this occasion we'd like to highlight the wide variety of hats made and worn in our countryside.
Panama means "abundance of fish" in an Indian language, and this fame attracts anglers from around the world. The Central American country has positioned itself as one of the main destinations for sport fishing, which has generated an annual visitor spending of over €135 million in lodging, boat rentals, and complementary activities.
The Atlapa Convention Center in Panama's capital opens its doors today to the 10th International Book Fair (FIL, for its acronym in Spanish) that has invited Mexico as the guest country to bring literary and artistic vitality to this lettered festival, according to the organizers and participating authors.
The sub-administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), Jennifer Champsaur, toured the entity's offices in the country's interior provinces to assess the policies the institution will execute with the aim to promote tourism in those areas.