June 1st Total Quarantine to be Lifted and “Economic Block Two” Opens in Panama

After two months of “total quarantine” in Panama, the Ministry of Health announced on May 26 that the quarantine will be lifted as of 5am on Monday, June 1st.  There will still be a curfew in place, everyday 7pm…


Post Lockdown in Tourism Bocas del Toro and the Ferry Bocas Car Connection

A letter from Ferry Bocas: Undoubtedly, 2020 and  2021 will be difficult years for the tourism industry both in the world and for Panama. In the face of such troubles, our company, Transbordadores Marinos S.A., that operates…


¡El grupo Isleños Unidos celebra el Mes de la Etnia Negra con concursos virtuales!

¡El grupo Isleños Unidos celebra el Mes de la Etnia Negra con concursos virtuales! English version below Celebración del mes de la etinia negra 2016, foto cortesía…


Wooden Caribbean Charm: An Introduction to Bocas del Toro Style Caribbean Architecture

A town’s cultural identity is preserved by the blood of its people, the languages spoken and the folklore shared. It is evident from the dishes served in local kitchens to the buildings that still flank the streets. While some…


VIVA EL SURF! Bocas del Toro’s Favorite Sport is Back (Restrictions Apply)

“Surfing is a low-risk activity, mainly because its an individual sport, there is no physical contact and it is practiced outdoors.” – APS (Panamanian Surf Association) COVID-19 Protocol En español abajo


Exercise Permitted in Panama During Shopping Hours as of May 18

En español abajo The Ministry of Health announced in a press release on May 16 that the Panamanian population may begin to lawfully engage in exercise on the days and hours that correspond to the current allotted shopping times; Mondays,…


Don Tito Thomas and the Era of Development in Bocas del Toro

por Manuel Niss Quintana English version below Hoy conocemos a un Bocas del Toro llena de hoteles, de restaurantes, con un aeropuerto y al menos una docena de muelles por donde entran a diario…


Panama Suspends International Flights Until June 22

Panama will continue the suspension of all international flights until June 22, according to a press release from the Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil de Panama (Civic Aeronautical Authority).  This announcement was made today regarding the extension of the decree that…