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The Panama Experience

Every month, The Panama Experience will present a selection of remarkable tourist sites and experiences in Panama, carefully chosen by the editors.

 

A Deluxe Nature Retreat

If you’d like to spend a relaxing few days in your own company without giving up modern amenities, El Otro Lado is the place for you. Located in a lovely part of Bahía de Portobelo, El Otro Lado was designed as a private retreat that combines luxury, authenticity, and comfort. Guests can avail themselves of a range of activities, including mangrove and river excursions, beach picnics, fishing, diving, history tours, art workshops, massages, and a selection of movies.

For additional information: info@elotrolado.com.pa Tel. (507) 202 0111

 

History and Delicacies

Do you want to experience the Colonial side of Panama City? There’s no better way than this tour of the Historic Quarter. You’ll learn the history of the second Panama City, founded in the 17th century, and you’ll savor the best local coffee, chocolate, and artisan beer—as well as the ever-popular ceviche— along the Coastal Beltway. The tour takes between six and eight hours and includes snacks and lunch.

For additional information: www.ecocircuitos.com  Tel. (507) 315 1488

 

Up in the Mountains

The refreshing climate and spectacular panoramic views make El Valle —a town 1.5 hours from Panama City and nearly 3,300 feet above sea level— an ideal spot to enjoy a hike through the woods and a dip in the hot springs. The tour includes a visit to the El Níspero Botanic Garden, where you can admire local flora and fauna; lunch; and a stop at the Handicrafts Market.

For additional information:

www.gamboatours.com, reservations@gamboatours.com

Tels. (507) 259 1262 / 340 9875