"My Panama Page" Panama by Fantasmine

Panama Travel Guide: 1,667 reviews and 4,002 photos

Panama is beautiful!!!

O.K. I have to admit it!

I confess it... My heart belongs to Panama...

Panama is a country about to be discovered, it surprises visitors with its modern skyline, as you can see in the photo, sophisticated cuisine and undiscovered beauty.
Panama is located in Central America, it has an extension of 75,517 km2 and it is bounded by 810 km of Caribbean coastline on the one side and 1300 km of Pacific on the other.
The currency, the Balboa, is at a par with the U.S. Dollar and is used interchangeably.
The official language is Spanish, but English is spoken widely by the population.
Panama has a population around two and a half million people of diverse origins: descendants of Spanish settlers, Indians of the coast and the mountains, blacks descended from free or escaped slaves, North Americans, Chinese and East Indians, European émigrés, all blended in an incredibly colourful society, which gives this Latin city a uniquely international feeling.


Maybe this song explains what I feel for Panama:

Patria (Rubén Blades)

Hace algún tiempo me preguntaba un chiquillo
por el significado de la palabra Patria.

Me sorprendió con su pregunta y con el alma en
la garganta le dije así: ¡Flor de barrio, hermanito!
¡Patria son tantas cosas bellas! Como aquel viejo
árbol del que nos habla aquel poema, como el
cariño que aún guardas después de muerta abuela.

Patria, son tantas cosas bellas!
Son las paredes de un barrio, es su esperanza morena;
es lo que lleva en el alma todo aquel cuando se aleja;
son los mártires que gritan, Bandera, Bandera!

No memorices lecciones de dictaduras o encierros;
la patria no la definen los que suprimen al pueblo.
La patria es un sentimiento como mirada de viejo,
sol de eterna primavera, risa de hermanita nueva;
te contesto, hermanito: patria son tantas cosas bellas!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Incredible beaches, jungle and people
  • Cons:A little bit expensive compared to other countries
  • In a nutshell:Unknown
  • Last visit to Panama: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Mar 3, 2008
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  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2010 at 6:37 AM

    Happy Birthday....I just absolutely loved your pages..Muchas gracias

  • Nov 5, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    that's so fantastic. my husband and i are coming in february for our birthdays. any advice would be sooo great!!! we're in our late 20s and would love to meet some people while we are there! thanks and besas!

  • May 26, 2006 at 5:36 AM

    great photos!!

  • Feb 13, 2006 at 2:51 PM

    Your tips on Panama were really helpful--I am going this Friday. I wanted to get some clothing made while I was in Panama City, but I have not been able to find a womens tailor. Do you know of one? Thank you once again.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2005 at 7:46 PM

    A nice start for the Panamanian bound traveller!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2004 at 5:52 AM

    A great page on Panama. It is one of my favorite countrys also.

  • quime's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2004 at 3:01 PM

    oh my indyra, you relly makes me laugh! outwith outplay! great experience!

  • Bohemedream's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2003 at 10:48 AM

    Sounds like some great adventures you have had !!! Wow ! Great pages - thanks ;-))

  • Eddie101's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2003 at 2:23 AM

    A really wonderful page filled with great advice and photo's.....thanks for sharing it.....would love to see the Darien region....safe travels :o)

  • snogofer's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2003 at 4:21 PM

    Excellent Photography! Will visited the places I missed last winter.

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