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Welcome to UPDATE Panama Welcome to UPDATE Panama Magazine Number 1. It took me a long time to publish a magazine like this. My experiences and Alex.Stewowitsch feelings as a foreigner gave me the vision that I am not alone as more and more tourists and expats are coming to this beautiful country and all of them need an UPDATE to their guides. As an Expat or Tourist you have so many dreams about the Paradise. You see all the nice pictures of nature and adventures. But you only get small spots of lights. But Panama is full of

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UPDATE Panama Magazine is now the only Expat Media for Panama, featured by www.InterNations.org They know what Expats need out of 300 cities worldwide. The intention of the Magazine is to give you an Idea of Panama in a kindly overview. And bring you information in an easy way, without too much to read. We don't want to write long articles about days gone by, we want to bring you directly into the Panama of TODAY. European and American tourists to Panama to proudly show them the wonders and beauty of my home: Panama. Panama has so much to offer besides the Canal. The city, cosmopolitan, modern, full with appeal, night life and history, and the land that is decorated by oceans and pristine rainforest and has to be experienced by any traveller. UPDATE Panama Magazine is reaching out and showing the amazing possibilities of Panama not only to the local residents and tourists but also the vast number of foreigners who are nowadays working and living in Panama. .com/introduction_dir

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for me to present to you the first edition of UPDATE Panama Magazine. This Monique Haans magazine is a source of inspiration and a vitrine of all what Panama has to offer after work, in the weekend and holidays. An accumulation of some of my life experiences that I want to share with you, the wisdom being an expatriate in Panama during the last nine years, fortunate to witness the economic boom and the amazing changes of Panama, the City and it's interior provinces. Panama is so unique that I made my business in promoting and bringing

light and fun. UPDATE Panama Magazine will give you the main Information in a handy booklet, updated every month, with news about Tours, Restaurants, Events, Websites and new Products and Services.

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Relocating to Panama? InterNations helps with your transition! Everybody knows that relocation to another country can be a stressful and uncertain time. Leaving friends, family and colleagues behind to start a new life in an unfamiliar setting is not easy on anyone, and dealing with administrative issues never is a barrel of laughs. Moving to Panama is no exception in this regard.

can help you make your transition to Panama a lot smoother! More than 1500 expats from around the world congregate in our Panama City Community and are happy to help with any questions you might have on our forum. Do you prefer a more direct approach and face-to-face conversations? No problem at all! Our InterNations Ambassadors in Panama City, Diana, Marcella, and BC, set up lovely events for our members on a Thus, it is important to know your way monthly basis. Just drop by their next around - or at least get a feel for - your event and meet up with fellow global new home before you get there. minds, you won't regret it! InterNations.org, the largest expatriate network with 500.000 members in 320+ cities in 180 countries around the world,

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of Panama City's trendiest places to be, had the best of both worlds: delicious food in a classy setting and action on the dance floor! A first for our Panama City Community: seven lucky members won assorted useful, fun, and – in one case – delicious prizes at the raffle. About 80 people of 30 nationalities made the March event truly a night to remember. The April event was no less memorable,

but had a different atmosphere: the cozy Ristorante El Caribe was the venue for a nice evening of networking, making friends and, of course, delicious food. Interested in what our May event in Panama City will be like? We'll give you a little hint: it will not only feature delicious food and drinks, but also live music and enough possibility to hit the dance floor. Interested? Then check out our InterNations Panama City Community!

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The InterNations Panama City Community is a great place for expats seasoned and inexperienced, young and old, and from all corners of the world - to connect, discuss, and share thoughts on expat life and Panama City in general. But InterNations is not simply an online community: spearheaded by our Ambassadors Diana, Marcella, and BC, the Panama City Community welcomes all Panama City expats to monthly gettogethers. What could be better than connecting with a like-minded, international community in person, and in a great setting to boot? The March event, which took place at Isabella Restaurant & Night Club, one

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MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR TOURISTS Prior to Panama becoming the No. 1 recommended tourist destination, the national government had researched the option of offering a free of charge insurance to tourists arriving to the Republic of Panama via the International Tocumen Airport. The idea behind this insurance is to offer coverage for accidental lesions or medical emergencies that could happen to tourists or Panamanians residing abroad, who enter the country for a short period of time through our main airport. This insurance is possibly unique to Panama. The General Administrator of the Tourism Authority, Salo Shamah, considers that this insurance for our tourists raises the country's competitiveness. A bid was raised among insurance companies, and the company ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI won the bid. The program began in January of 2011 and to date the insurance has been utilized by over one thousand claimants, some of them with hospitalizations, for cases such as fractures, colds, various accidents, among others. The coverage is for a maximum of 30 days from the date of entry to the country.

Pre-existing medical conditions are not covered. Likewise, if lesions or illnesses, including death, are found to be related to drug or alcohol

consumption, medical will not be covered. It is important to point out that the coverage includes all the national territory, including the indigenous reserves (called “comarcas�), as long as visits to these areas are part of a tourist plan or tour. Tourists entering the country via land, other airports or docks, are not receiving this coverage at the moment. Tocumen Airport represents 70% of tourist entries into the country, who mostly come from the United States, Colombia and Venezuela, as well as from other countries of Latin America and in lesser numbers from Asia and Europe. Among the benefits, include up to $7,000 for a.com/free_medica hospitalization expenses. In case of death, $20,000 for repatriation

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expenses of remains to the country of origin and $40,000 if the patient needs to be transferred to a medical centre outside of the country by ground or air ambulance. It also covers hotel expenses for convalescence up to a maximum of 10 days, non-hospital pharmaceutical expenses as a consequence of an accident or illness; legal and administrative assistance for accidents or loss of documents; dental expenses and other services such as translations of documents to English, Portuguese and French.Statistics from the year 2011, first year of the policy, indicate that the Generali insurance company paid over $400,000 in claims. 1,600 people used the insurance and there were 5 deaths of tourists for various reasons.

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A 15-minute drive south from the Mountain town of Volcan is one of Panama's most spectacular and little known wonders. The road sign at Cuesta de Piedra points to the Macho De Monte Gorge, you don't want to miss this wonder so prepare for a little bit of climbing and a lot of soaking.

the canyon. If you stand on the bridge and look down 80-foot you will see the pristine clear water of the Rio Bregue river roaring through the narrow canyon walls. The trick is to see the gorge from the river level. This takes some basic climbing gear and a steady nerve. You could rappel straight down from the bridge – friends have done this successfully, but my aching, nearly 70-year old body, finds this too hard. I want the easy route and this you find by walking north to the left of the bridge. A small trail winds around and you can see a rough path

Follow the sign from Cuesta de Piedra and head East along what many are now calling the Orange Blossom Highway and after 5 kilometers you reach a narrow bridge spanning a cavernous gorge. You have arrived at

leading down to the river. Bring two sets of footwear – one for walking over the rocks the other for walking through the river. You now head south along the riverbed toward a small waterfall at the mouth of the canyon. Now change to your wet shoes.

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This is the tough bit. You have to traverse around the side of a rock wall and then lower yourself 15 feet into a deep pool. Then you have to swim 30 feet to a gravel beach. Do this and the hardest part of your journey is over. The water when I tried it was unusually warm. Slowly make your way down the river. Your reward comes after the first hundred yards with a view you will remember for the rest of your life. Thousands of years of river activity have polished the rock walls of this canyon to an almost cathedral like smoothness. The walls extend up 80 feet to the jungle floor and the porous rocks to your left and right emit a thousand jets of water in a wonderful natural cascade.

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As you walk further along the river the canyon walls close in for moment only to reopen on another spectacular sight. Now the sunlight highlights a pale green moss on the magnificent vertical walls. At this point I stopped and paused to take in the scene around me. Thousands of people have crossed over this canyon but few have ever seen its true wonder and beauty.

dangerous- take your time. Several tourists have met their death's here so please always go with companions and only in the dry season. This is an adventure you want to live to remember. After half a kilometer there is a waterfall. This is the most dangerous part of the journey. A strongly flowing river could carry you over - this will definitely ruin your day, so maybe now is the time to return to the small waterfall and head home. A tip: If you have a pocket camera, buy a waterproof container. They are only a dollar in most stores. By David Dell

FINCA DRACULA ORCHID HEAVEN. The merry month of May is the perfect time to explore a true garden of delight. High in the majestic mountains of Chiriqui, just above the small-town of Gaudalupe, you will find Finca Dracula. This beautifully landscaped garden is one of the world's top ten Orchid farms. The name comes not from any ghastly gothic connection but from a species of orchids. These orchids; like their infamous counterpart – only come alive at night. By David Dell More about FINCA DRACULA in our next edition

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in Boquete, Panama „Having designed over 200 courses around the world and in virtually every climate, I can truly say that the Lucero site is one of the most spectacular that I have had the privilege of working on. Our design and construction team is committed to the creation of one of the finest, most enjoyable and visually stunning courses in all of Central America. The 18-hole championshipquality golf course a.com/boquete_luc will, without question, be the centerpiece of the beautiful new Lucero residential community in Boquete, Panama." J. Michael Poellot Golf Course Architect

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ECO GOLF TOURNAMENT EcoEvents Group is proud to announce the production of Panama's first-ever environmental golf tournament. - the EcoGolf Celebrity Charity Tournament! While most people instantly associate Panama with its famous canal, the country's natural attractions are now starting to be noticed by discerning travellers from around the world. Acknowledged for its safety, stable democracy, first-world infrastructure and warm, friendly people, Panama is one of the region's best travel destinations. Due to its unique geographical location, it

could be said that Panama has been blessed by nature. It is not subject to the hurricanes and earthquakes that plague its neighbours and as the land bridge between North and South America boasts more species of birds and animals than any other in the region. What better place to hold an environmental sports event - the firstever eco-golf tournament in Panama featuring a plethora of high profile celebrities such as Kevin Sarbo, Valeria Ochoa, Yusnier Viera, Jeannette Rodriguez, Robert Brooks, Tyler Mane, Henry Zakka, Rachel Connor, Anthony

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Anderson, Patrick Fabian, Paul Logan - and a special welcome from the official master of ceremonies comedian and entertainer, Andres Poveda - the "King of Humour and the Laugh of Panama! The EcoGolf Celebrity Charity Tournament, which is being held June 1st, is being hosted by the Summit Golf and Resort and the Trump Ocean Club and is sponsored by Infiniti, the Golf Channel, Wilson Golf, Autoridad de Tourismo Panama, the Little Golfer, Club Car, Escapes Magazine, EcoGuide Panama and others. Participating golfers will not only relish in the company of the celebrities during the day long tournament but also enjoy a charity dinner and luncheon with celebrities and an awards cocktail. Prizes include cash, a 2012 Infiniti, trophies Andres Poveda and a one million dollar shoot out!

The EcoGolf Celebrity Charity Tournament is to benefit to EcoKids Golf's Operacion Sonrisa Panama (Operation Smile Panama) and will

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feature a Kids Golf Clinic with Valeria Ochoa followed by a private EcoGolf Kids fundraising luncheon with Valeria Ochoa and Rachel Connor at the Radission Summit Golf and Resort from 12:30pm to 2:30pm on June 2nd. For more information visit www.EcoGolfTournamentPanama.com or, in the U.S. Lucia Anreus-Hall at Lucia@EcoEventsGroup.com, ph: 561-123-4567. In Panama contact Ana Royo at Ana@EcoEventsGoup.com, ph: 507-6980-9412.

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Maria Caballero or Maureen Miller www.ranchodecaldera.com manager@ranchodecaldera.com (+507) 720-4225 Caldera, Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama

About us: Come visit Rancho de Caldera, a luxurious eco-resort located in Boquete, 25 minutes from downtown! While totally off the grid, with a combination of hydro, wind and solar power, Rancho de Caldera also boasts all the amenities that discriminating guests desire - each cabin has free wi-fi, air conditioning, an iPod docking station, a 20' wall of glass, a covered and private balcony, TV, and kitchenette. From bed, wake to a gorgeous view of a beautiful sunrise over the mountains to the east, or sleep in as you relax in the tranquil environment. Enjoy some of the best food in Panama at Madre Tierra, Chef Craig Miller's on-site restaurant located adjacent to the infinity pool. Come see why so many guests give Rancho de Caldera a 5 star rating at tripadvisor.com.

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Hotel Panamonte 4,62 "x1,5"

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Hotel, Restaurant & Spa - establecido en 1914 Contact: Website: Email1: Email2: Phone: Address:

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About us: "Boquete's Host to World Travelers, Since 1914 The Panamonte Inn & Spa in Boquete is Panama's ONLY registered member of the prestigious and exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World. There is a good reason for this: The Panamonte Inn & Spa is a European style hotel where the ambience is elegant but unpretentious, the service is impeccable and personal, the accommodations are tasteful and comfortable, and the dining experience ranges from simply very good to fantastic. Located at an elevation of 1200 meters (or almost 4,000 feet) above sea level, the year round climate is cool and refreshing. Wind down your day with a cocktail in the garden or by a crackling fire in the Fireside lounge, followed by dinner in the calm and elegant dining room, where your culinary experience is guided by the internationally renowned chef/owner, Charlie Collins. Only a five minute walk from town, The Panamonte Inn & Spa is the ideal spot from which to base your vacation or family event, and is perfectly located to enjoy any of Boquete's Annual Festivals, such as the Feria de Las Flores y CafÊ (January) or the Feria de Las Orquideas (April). Plan your vacation getaway now—come to Panama, come to Boquete, come to the Panamonte Inn & Spa for an unparalleled experience of relaxed, unpretentious luxury in one of Central America's most beautiful highland cloud forests.

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Jazz&Blues Festival World-class Jazz&Blues on the slopes of Volcan Baru

February 28 through March 3

Music From The Mountains The 6th Annual Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival was held in February in the beautiful Chiriqui Highlands town of Boquete. Known for it's annual January flower faire and April orchid faire, Boquete's fresh mountain atmosphere and beautiful scenery is a natural place for an exciting outdoor event. This year's festival was expanded to include Blues music along with the original Jazz format, bringing musicians from the United States, Europe and Panama into Boquete to perform in the 4 day event. The festivities were kicked off with a typical Mardi Gras style parade, led by the Smoking Time Jazz Band from New Orleans. Following the band from the main park, through town to end at the historic Panamonte Inn, were costumed characters, floats and a golf cart parade. In the beautiful gardens of the Panamonte, an open air celebration featured the musicians and dancers of the Smoking Time Jazz Band.

The festival took place over the next 4 days in a variety of locations including the downtown park, the open-air amphitheatre of Valle Escondido and a variety of after parties at restaurants around Boquete. The event offered both free community performances and paid ticketed concerts.

The profits from the festival are earmarked for its Music For Schools program. On Wednesday festival president Hans-J. Lebuser presented a check to Executive Director

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February 28 - March 3 Melissa Vallarino and Administrator Carla Rigau of La Academia Internacional Boquete representing the profits from the 2012 festival. The funds will be used to purchase music instruments for the school's new orchestra program. “Bringing international music education to our students is part of our ongoing commitment to broaden the cultural experience of the young people of Panama” stated Sr. Vallarino.

The United Nations educational outreach, UNESCO, has designated April 30th as International Jazz Day and invited Panamanian jazz great Danilo Perez to perform live for the delegates and staff of the United Nations in New York last month. Jazz, blues and country music are indigenous to the United States and are now part of the cultural fabric of the entire world. Boquete, and Panama, are part of that scene and the 7th Annual Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival promises to be the biggest and best yet.

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Bocas Del Toro Centre of Commerce in 19th Century Located near the Costa Rican border in the North Western part of Panama lays the Caribbean Island group of Bocas Del Toro. Christopher Columbus dropped anchor here in 1501 on his final visit to the Americas when he was heading down

Teribe, Guyami, Bribri and Kuna. From a touristic point of view the area lacked attention for many years. This is turned out to be for the better as the area is quite undeveloped and harbours a stunning natural beauty. The archipelago now is frequented by visitors from all over the world. Lots of outdoor activities can be undertaken such as swimming, surfing, diving, sailing and hiking. Bocas Town also has an interesting nightlife with many open air bars and dancing’s.

south from Costa Rica. A legend tells that the archipelago was named after a waterfall that was shaped like mouths of a bull hence Bocas (mouth) Del (of the) Toro (Bull). In the 19th century the banana plantations brought business to the area with the settlement of the United Fruit Company in Bocas Town on Isla Colon. For more than a century Bocas Del Toro was the centre of agricultural commerce and most trading done here on the isthmus. The plantation workers came primarily from the West Indies and integrated with the local population the indigenous tribes like the Ngobe Bugle, #28

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Comarcas Indigenas with provincial status 1) Ngöbe-Buglé (Quebrada Guabo) 2) Kuna Yala (El Porvenir) 3) Emberá (Cirilo Guainora) #32

without provincial status: 4) Madugandí (Akua Yala) 5) Wargandí (Nurra)

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Comarcas Indigenas The original indigenous population of Panama live in autonomous regions in the country. These regions are called comarcas. There are a total of 5 comarcas in Panama of which 2 are semi-autonomous. Autonomous comarcas are Kuna Yala, Emberá and the most recent one Ngäbe-Buglé. The remainder are Kuna de Madugandí and Kuna de Wargandí.

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wild fish, game and foods they gather from the rainforest. Several villages have moved into the Chagres National park and are open for tourists to learn about their life and cultural traditions. You can explore and see how they hand craft colourful ornaments, baskets, plates, jewelry and souvenirs. The Embera like to paint their bodies and are happy to paint yours too!

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Kuna Yala More than (El Porvenir) 300 idyllic 2 Madugandí isles y islets 4 (Akua Yala) Ngöbe-Buglé with waving (Quebrada Guabo) 5Wargandí (Nurra) palm trees 1 Emberá give you the (Cirilo Guainora) pure Bounty 3 Emberá Island (Cirilo Guainora) 3 feeling. Comarcas indigenous territories with provincial status: Enjoyment is Comarcas indigenous territories without provincial status: guaranteed. On the San MGG Blas Islands you discover Western part of Panama near the fascinating culture of the Kuna Bocas Del Toro is home of the Indians. Witness the daily life and see (formerly known as) Guayami Indians. how they have kept for hundreds of They form the largest indigenous group years their own traditions alive. Aside in Panama. Their main source of from snorkelling, swimming or fishing income is the coffee and vegetable you can explore the lively Kuna villages harvest. You easily spot them in and the colourful handmade molas. populated areas in a.com/comarcas.ht Chiriqui as the Comarca Embera women wear long The majority of the attractive Embera coloured dresses. Indians live in villages along rivers in the Eastern part of Panama in the Darien province. They speak their own language and live of hunting

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Charity CHU CHU AND CHIN CHIN This pair of young brothers have lived on the street, a volunteer rescued, and rehabilitated them. Although she wants to give them on adoption because it is impossible for her to keep both in her house.Loving and peaceful, perfect companions for the family. CHU CHU AND CHIN CHIN This pair of young brothers have lived on the street, a volunteer rescued, and rehabilitated them. Although she wants to give them on adoption because it is impossible for her to keep both in her house.Loving and peaceful, perfect companions for the family.

GINGER His story is not very different from others. Founded in deplorable condition, Ginger was lucky for being rescued by a lovely and caring person. Now it's time to find a new home for Ginger.

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Great Downtown View Lot and small house, on the main ro Just a few blocks from downtown Main Street Boquete and enjoying a spectacular view of town and mountains. Alto Boquete CSA002

Ready to Finish 2 bedrooms (plus large office) 2 baths home, sitting in the best view point of an ample piece of land. Volcancito CSA001

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Dolega Luxury 3BD Home in Potrerillos, Dolega. 3BD, 2 baths home with fantastic views of colossus Volcan Baru. Mediterranean Tiled roof and lots of windows. Potrerillos CSA005

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Coclé El Valle de Anton Beautiful House in El Copecito 400m² Spacious and comfortable home located 15 minutes from Pacific Beaches and 25 minutes from Mountain Village of El El Copecito Valle. SOL2009

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Punta Chame AMAZING LAND Beautiful Land located in "EL LIBANO", property size 7,512,94 mts2. This property is perfectly located, within just 5 minutes El Libano to the highway, SOL1944

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Beautiful and Big Lot Coronado 2529m² Beautiful lot available across from the beach. The property is two streets south of the golf club. It is completely fenced Coronado with access gate. SOL1974

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Coronado Country Club funished This is a magnificent 170sqmt/1830sqft condo with 3 Coronado Country Club bedrooms, 2 bathrooms located in Coronado Country Club an

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Unique Condo in Punta Chame for Sale This amazing beach front condo is located in the Sandpiper exclusive development in the tranquil beach of Punta Chame Punta Chame SOL2001

Darien Darien Teak Farm For Sale with Grown Trees Beautiful teak farm for sale in Darien near the main road with access to light and water. The trees are administrated by Panama City United Nature. GEN236

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Panama City Casa Verde, en areas revertidas Beautiful house of 550m2 near schools, supermarkets etc. 2 floors, garden with open terrace and swimming pool. Areas Revertidas GEN262

Rivage Condo with ocean view spectacular RIVAGE located in the Balboa Avenue, this is a contemporary design, ageless quality, Avenida Balboa SOL2004

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Fully Furnished Apartment 160m2 On walking distance from Via Veneto with its restaurants, bars and shops. Available per 1st of August 2012. El Cangrejo

Metric Fully Furnished 88mts2 (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living and dining, kitchen, balcony, 1 parking) Social Area Obarrio SOL2010

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The Seawaves New building in 2012. Parking. 24 hrs security. Camera surveillance system. 3 high speed elevators. Social area, Bella Vista games room, party room, TCP1146

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House in Bethania Miraflores 192m2 Duplex Three Bedrooms, Master Bedroom With Walking Closet and bath, dinning room, living room, closed laundry Bethania and beautiful kitchen. 1654051

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House El Avance, Betania 300m2 Beautiful residence in one of the most centric areas of the city. This house is fully fenced has balcony, security door, Bethania den, three bedroom TCP1150

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H2O Apartment 145m2 Apartment with big living and eternal sea view. Avenida Balboa GEN187

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Furnished Apartment Paitilla Modernly furnished apartment in Paitilla. A/C, beds, plasma tv, curtains, roller shades, social area with pool Punta Paitilla GEN240

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Pineapple & Papaya Enzyme-rich papaya and pineapple are always available and extremely cheap all year round. But more importantly, these fruits are full of highly beneficial enzymes, especially important as we get older. Fresh pineapple contains an enzyme known as bromelain, an anti-inflammatory that helps to ease stiff and painful joints as well as enhance digestion. Bromelain is present in all parts of the pineapple (Ananas comosus) but is most concentrated in the stem, which is used to produce the enzyme bromelain commercially. When making a smoothie,

always include the stem. Pineapples have had a long tradition as a medicinal plant among the natives of South and Central America. Fresh papaya contains papain, an enzyme that helps to break down protein and improve digestion. Papaya can be applied to simple insect bites such as mosquito bites, since the enzymes will help break down the irritant injected by the mosquito. Fresh papaya mashed and used as a face mask works very well, as the live enzymes break down and digest the dead cells on the surface, revealing a glowing skin.

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Panama is located in Central America and is the southernmost country. It is bordered to the east to the west by Colombia and Costa Rica. Panama is known in Europe, especially for the Panama Canal. But Panama has more to offer than just the channel. Panama has both the Caribbean as well as on the Pacific coast has great beaches and the country full of national parks and tropical rainforests. People can see from the top of the Baru volcano both sides of Pacific and the Caribbean sea. Panama is particularly a paradise for birds and bird watchers. Nonetheless there are ample options for water sports, outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers in Panama as well.

The risk of contracting malaria is very low in Panama. Unless you go in remote areas like Darien a medical screening is not necessary. The best protection against malaria is to avoid mosquito bites so it is advisable to always use a good insect repellent. The tap water is drinkable except in the provinces of Darien and Bocas del Toro. The water has a good quality and the best water quality you will find in the Highlands of Chiriqui. The UV radiation can be very high due to Panama’s close proximity to the equator. For lighter skin types it is recommended to stay out of the sun between 10:00 and 15:00. Slowly build up your sun exposure when sun bathing to avoid sun burn.

Getting to Panama US and European Passport holders require a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. For further visa requirements consult the immigration authorities on http://migracion.gob.pa/

Provinces Panama has 9 provinces and 5 comarcas: Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Cocle, Colon, Darien, Herrera, Los Santos, Panama and Veraguas. For info about the autonomous regions see the Comarcas section of this magazine. The most important cities in Panama: Panama-City Capital David - Province Chiriquí Colon - Colon Province Santiago, Veraguas Province Chitré & Las Tablas (Azuero Peninsula)

Language A trip through Panama without Spanish is possible but some basic language skills would be recommended if you leave Panama-City. In Boquete, Colon and Bocas Del Toro you will always find people who know English. We recommend to bring a handy Spanish phrasebook.

Security The dangers for tourists in Panama are relatively low. Crime against tourists is relatively uncommon throughout the country. Of course petty theft happens everywhere so normal safety precautions should be taken. Tourists should avoid only a few quarters in Panama City, Colon and in the border region with Colombia. In Panama City there is usually a high police presence in the streets. Even at night time it is safe to drive as you have police presence and check points on almost every main street or crossing. Generally, the police is very friendly and helpful towards tourists. .

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Car / Bus The journey by bus from Costa Rica is very popular and easy. By car you can also arrive from Costa Rica. At best you go through the border crossing at Paso Canoas. The border crossing is open daily 7:00 to 23:00 (subject to change). Numerous well-known car rental companies can be found at the airports.

Buses in Panama The bus system in Panama is working very well and it is easy to reach nearly every location in Panama. Bus stops are common only in the larger cities like Panama City or David. In smaller towns you have to ask, were you can wait for the bus. A show of hands is enough to make the buses stop. Getting off the bus is easy too, you can stop anywhere. Anyone who travels around without car in Panama has to take the bus. This is a great experience and everyone should do it at least once. The trips are very reasonable, short trips are from $ 0.50. For longer distances, with intercity buses you can buy the bus tickets in the terminal in Panama City, David etc. - depending on the distance they cost between 5 and 25 dollars. Taxis are not expensive and popular. Expect to pay about $1.50 - $2.00 per person per ride. Driving in Panama is relatively easy in principle. The streets are well paved and lit. In case of small accidents you have to fill out a report, take pictures and then move your car. For major accidents you have to call the police and not move your car.

Plane The two international airports are Panama's Tocumen International Airport near Panama City and the International airport in David. Most of the tourists arrive by plane in Panama City. Regional airline Air Panama is currently the only regional airline in Panama and has a very dense network of routes and flies to almost all regions in Panama. For reservations consult their website: www.flyairpanama.com

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Local Food Most Panamanians love to eat beef, pork, chicken and fish. Every dish consists of rice and a leguminous vegetables and plantains. Fried food is very popular with every meal and in general you will not find much greens and vegetables on a Panamanian plate. The food is not spicy and seasoned with pepper/salt. Tropical fruits and fruit drinks or Batidos (fruit drinks with milk/water) are almost everywhere and delicious.

Going out Panama-City is the right place to go out. There is always something going on and there are numerous clubs, bars and nightclubs. Theatres and cinemas can be found most easily in the capital. See our Events Section to find out what is on this month.

Accommodations Panama offers hotels for every budget. From the international luxury chains to simple hostels, everything can be found in Panama. Especially in the capital there are numerous hotels. The countryside has also no shortage of hotel rooms. A reservation is usually not necessary but recommended. Only in the lower price range it is sometimes difficult to find a room.

Climate Panama has a tropical climate with two seasons: dry season (high) and rainy season (low). The dry season is from January to April with temperatures of 28 - 36 degrees Celsius, a constant breeze and low humidity. The rainy season is from May to mid December where it rains initially only every 2 or 3 days for 1 or 2 hours but then gets intensified until November especially in the rainforests. The humidity is then of course higher and the temperatures vary from 26 to 34 degrees Celsius. Days around the onset of summer solstice you find often a stretch of dry days due to calmer atmospheric patterns in the Northern and Southern hemisphere.

Mobile Communication It is cheaper to buy a SIM card than to take charges of roaming. A simcard cost about $10 and the prepaid minutes cost from about 12 cents. A mobilenet is almost everywhere available to anyone who has a quad band phone.There are many WIFI / WLAN access points in public areas such as hotels, hostels and restaurants.

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the numerous attractions in Panama-City, you can transit the Panama Canal by boat or ride along the canal from ocean to ocean on the historic Panama Canal railroad. There are several large rivers, such the Rio Chagres or Mamoni that are suitable for whitewater rafting or kayaking. These rivers are virtually untouched and flow amidst forests with an incredible variety of flora and fauna.

Currency

. The official currency in Panama is the Balboa, at least theoretically. This only exists in metallic form and is 1:1 pegged to the U.S. dollar, which is actually is the main payment. The Balboa coins look like the U.S. dollar coins as change anyway you get the same dollars. To exchange Dollars in Balboa is unnecessary. Credit cards are widely accepted in big shops, hotels and restaurants. The general preference is towards Visa and Master Card. In more remote areas you should always have enough cash (dollars) in small denominations. It is easy to get money from an ATM machine with most EC cards.

Shopping Panama-City is a shoppers paradise. In the city centres and at the international airport you can find large a/c shopping malls selling all labels and brands you can think off. The malls also offer restaurants, eateries, cinemas, bowling alleys and indoor play grounds for children. In the country you will find well stocked supermarkets to buy day to day articles. Popular souvenirs include the Mola and the Panama hat. The Mola is a handmade embroidery, embellished blouses of the Kuna Indians. The Kuna Mola is on offer in all of Panama. Popular places to buy souvenirs are the Handicraft market at Panama Viejo, YMCA in Balboa and souvenir shops in Casco Antiguo. The Panama hat, originally from Ecuador, is sold throughout Panama. This hat however is not the traditional hat the Panamanian men wear.

Free Insurance for Tourists As of the 17th of January 2011, all the tourists who come legally over the Tocumen international airport in the country automatically have a base medical insurance with Assicurazioni Generali, S. A.The insurance company ensures the tourists automatically in the event of sickness or accident for a period of 30 days. You are covered for accidents resulting in death, hospitalization, medical and transportation costs. In addition, the hotel expenses for family members over a period of 10 days and drugs are also covered.

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Amador In Panama City the humidity can really get to you. Being outside with your children is not always as relaxing as you would like. The Amador Causeway is a good place to get a little breeze while being out in the open. This 4 kilometer long road connects main land Panama City to a few little #60

the skyline of Panama City. But the real hidden gem on the causeway is Punta Culebra, a little open air zoo of the Smithsonian Institute, at Isla Naos. This little zoo is great place to spend an afternoon with your kids. Under shady covers you can watch turtles and sharks and even touch beautiful starfish. Sloths welcome you already

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at the parking lot and iguanas accompany you while walking the dry forest trails. The natural world of Panama is right here at a 15 minutes drive from downtown. Take your kids to the look out point and watch the big ships through the telescopes passing by. And if the sun gets too hot, relax under one of the shady huts and enjoy the view and the breeze. The best thing is that, even when it rains, there are some indoor exhibitions that are worth a visit. Children will love to see the big teeth of a shark or play a game on the computer. Entree fees are low, $5 for nonresidents and $3 for residents. Kids pay $1. So after your visit to Punta Culebra there might be some money left to get ice cream on one of the other islands at the Amador Causeway. More information about Punta Culebra can be found on: www.stri.si.edu By VĂŠronique Bettonville

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Tours Panama There is absolutely no need to travel from one place to the other within Panama to have a fun filled holiday. You are perfectly ok to stay in one hotel for the duration of your holiday and to undertake daily tours in the area as in Panama distances to places and tours of interest are short. Panama-City is unique as there are few places in the world where the rainforest is that easily accessible than in Panama. Within less than a 30 minutes' drive you have 4 national parks to explore in day time whilst the thrills of the fantastic nightlife of Panama-City await you in the evening. Several tour operators organize excursions and (adventure) tours so you will always find a tour to suit your budget, time and fitness level. Please see our tour directory for some ideas.

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About Degusta Panama has a great mix of cultures and tastes that are reflected in our cuisine. The staff of Degusta loves this diversity and lives it with great enthusiasm. It was this passion that led us to create the first gastronomic guide to Panama, where the restaurants are rated by consumers. We believe that the opinions shared and written by a community of users are more accurate, valuable and entertaining than the specialized critic. A reliable and practical guide in which our goal is to give people the power to share experiences, learn about a new restaurant or discover new favorite dishes in a restaurant; but especially to make an informed decision when dining out. #64

UPDATE Panama is a Magazine for Expats, Tourists and Locals and provides Information about tours, hotels, restaurants, bars and nightlife and all you can do after work or on the weekend. We update our readers with news,information and business presentations. UPDATE Panama is the reference guide for Panama’s Expats and is recommended by InterNations as Expat Media. We are publishing our magazine, in print, online and blogs. You will find us on Facebook, national and international fairs. We wish you lots of dining pleasure with the TOP 10 of June 2012 from Degusta Panama.

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Cabañas Los Quetzales www.losquetzales.com

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Isla Caranero Buccaneer Resort /Bibi's on the Beac bocasbuccaneerresort.com

Hotel Las Lajas Beach Resort laslajasbeachresort.com 757-9042

Isla Carenero Cosmic Crab Restaurant www.careeningcay.com

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Volcan Hotel Dos Ríos www.dosrios.com.pa

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Chiriqui Santa Clara

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Boquete

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Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort www.starwoodhotels.com

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Los Camisones www.loscamisones.com

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Il Pianiasta Valle Del Río www.valledelrioboquete.com Valle Escondido Golf & Spa www.veresort.com Rancho del Caldera ranchodecaldera.com Mike´s Global Grill www.mikesglobalgrill.com The Rock www.riversideinnboquete.com Hotel Panamonte wwww.panamonte.com La Casona Mexicana

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Colón

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Fort Sherman The Dock Bar & Restaurant www.shelterbaymarina.com

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Isla Grande Bananas Village Resort www.bananasresort.com El Nido del Postre elnidodelpostre.net

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Portobelo Las Anclas Restaurante 448-2102 Restaurant La Torre 448-2039 Restaurante Pizzeria Don Quijote 448-2176 Restaurante Los Cañones

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Buzios 228-4640 720-2525

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BIOMUSEO IN AMADOR “Biomuseo is a bridge towards a new architecture in Panama- dreamt and conceived in for this people and their personal myths, for their epoch, their climate, their geography, and from its history”. Erick Wolfschoon, arquitect. In the middle of the one of the most touristic zone, Amador Causeway, front of the beauty of the sea, you can find a new proposal in Panamá, the biodiversity museum called Biomuseo. It's going to tell the world the extraordinary story about the source of

terrestrial plant and animal life in the region, as well as to the evolution of the flora and fauna that makes Panama such a special place.

the rise of the Isthmus of Panama to the significant changes in aquatic and

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landscape. To make this original construction he use Digital Project, a computer program based on applications used to model complex curved volumes for the aerospace industry. The Biomuseo is being built in a 3.5 hectare site, but only 10% of it is occupied by the building and administrative offices, the rest will be covered by a botanical park with thematic areas that extend the concepts presented eight galleries. This eight galleries link the rise of the Isthmus of Panama, the roof of the atrium is inspired by Canal architecture and the canopy of the rainforest is made up of 11 large fragments. Each one weighs close to 20 tons. By Mitzi Turner

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Gonefishing Resort

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Boquete 775-2822

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Cabañas Sunny Hills www.sunnyhills-boquete.com

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Cabañas El Parador cabanaselparador.com

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Cocomo on The Sea www.cocomoonthesea.com/ Hotel Bahía www.hotelbahia.biz

757-9626

720 3852 Tinamou Cottage Deluxe www.coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.htm

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Hotel Bocas Del Toro www.hotelbocasdeltoro.com

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The Riverside Inn www.riversideinnboquete.com

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Aparthotel Tropical Suites www.tropical-suites.com

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Laguna Azul Eco Lodge www.hotelagunazulpanama.com/

El Oasis Hotel y Restaurante

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Changuinola www.oasisboquete.com 530-3747

Rio Cristal Montain Lodge www.aventurist.com

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Golden Sahara

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Stone Cabins stonecabinsboquete.com

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Hotel Changuinola

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Luxury Apartments www.boqueteluxuryextendedstay.com

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Sabrin www.cabanassabrin.net

720-2374

Boquete Garden Inn www.boquetegardeninn.com

720-2376

Wekso Lodge (ODESEN) www.changuinola.bocas.com

Isla Caranero Buccaneer Resort /Bibi's on the Beac 757-9042 bocasbuccaneerresort.com Careening Caye Resort www.careeningcay.com Popa Paradise Beach Resort www.popaparadisebeachresort.com

757-9242

Refugio del Rio

Isla Popa www.refugiodelrio.com

832-1498

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Valle Escondido Golf & Spa www.veresort.com Valle Del Río

Bambito www.valledelrioboquete.com

Hotel Bambito Resort hotelbambito.com

771-4265

Casa Grande www.casagrandebambito.com

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Boca Chica Cala Mia Boutique Hotel www.boutiquehotelcalamia.com #70

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Isla Verde De Panamá www.islaverdepanama.com

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Lacha Country inn www.lachahotel.com

730- 8329

Refugio de la Montana www.refugiodemontana.com

730-8355

Haven Spa boquetespa.com

730-9345

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730-9453

Rancho del Caldera ranchodecaldera.com

772-8040

Gaia hostalgaia.com

775-1575

Cerro Punta Cabañas Los Quetzales www.losquetzales.com

771-2182

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210-1425

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993-2708

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774-4059

Sierra Llorona Eco Lodge

442-8104

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832-5463

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263-9510

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983-8900

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314-9000

Isla Contadora Hotel Punta Galeón www.puntagaleonhotel.com

250-4134

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250-4159

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232-8375

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PANAMA'S GREEN REVOLUTION AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

one million hectares of pristine land and rivers which cry out for sustainable development investment. Some areas of opportunity: hydroponic/organic farming, bamboo and algae farms bordering rivers for easy transport, and river water filtration systems. Panama's rainforest and rivers, without trained indigenous as guardians, is akin to leaving Fort Knox without any guards.

The Opportunity

Finally, those businesses capable of resolving Panama's antiquated sewage system, are marked for success. Panama City's entire sewage infrastructure must be revamped and most of it replaced at the cost of billions.

Sustainable business opportunities abound in Panama. This “Green Revolution� is a natural response to Panama's runaway capitalist holiday. Panama's warp-speed concrete and steel growth must be balanced with sustainable projects. Preserving our eco-systems, built with Divine patience over millenniums, is big business in Panama. Some examples:

Water Panama's abundant water is being polluted at alarming rates. We need innovative technology to purify rivers, bays, ports and sewage systems. Panama's indigenous people, have Reservations/Comarcas with over

Air Fresh air is undoubtedly the world's most precious commodity. Panama's warp-speed growth must be matched with innovative clean air technologies. In order to maintain its status as one of the world's top tourist venues, Panama must and will focus on new clean air projects, ripe for venture capital. Many countries and communities are offering bond financing and tax incentives for small businesses to develop and install pollution control devices.

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Land For centuries, agriculture was the dominant economic activity for most of Panama's population. After construction of the Canal, agriculture declined. Currently agriculture and fisheries comprise only 7.4% of the country's GDP. This is not a healthy ratio. Also with the Free Trade Agreement, many traditional staple crops in Panama will be negatively affected by US competition. Panama's reliance on foreign sources of food, with fertile land that can make sticks take root, is ironic. Healthy people are best fed and nourished by organic, fresh foods, grown within a short radius of their homes. Imported foods are canned, boxed, and processed to maintain “shelf life” – all at the expense of the

consumer. Gradually people are waking-up to the reality that they “are what they eat.” Thus, countless opportunities exist to supply organic, fresh produce to Panama's population. Also the export of Panama's traditional crops such as bananas and sugar will lessen greatly – in favor of more exotic, high value export crops such as pineapple, papaya, palm oil, borojo etc. By Michael Pierce Michael Pierce is an international/US licensed attorney, who started his law practice in the Canal Zone. Pierce and his Panamanian colleagues advise clients on business, relocation, citizenship and immigration opportunities in Panama.

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M T W T F S S flight 412 07:00 8:00 flight 634 11:30 12:30

flight 681D 09:15 10:15 flight 981 16:45 17:45

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flight 681 08:00 9:00

Contadora Island - Panama Corazon - Panama David - Panama David - Panama David - Panama David - Panama David - Panama El Porvenir - Panama Garachine - Panama Isla San Jose - Panama Isla San Miguel - Panama La Palma - Panama lsla San Jose - Panama Mulatupo - Panama Ogobsucum - Panama Panama - Achutupo Panama - Bahia Piñas Panama - Bocas Del Toro Panama - Bocas Del Toro Panama - Bocas Del Toro Panama - Canal by Air Panama - Changuinola Panama - Changuinola

flight 610 10:00 10:45

Panama - Contadora Panama - Contadora Panama - Corazon Panama - David Panama - David Panama - David Panama - David Panama - El Porvenir Panama - Garachine Panama - Isla San Jose Panama - Isla San Jose Panama - Isla San Miguel Panama - La Palma Panama - Mulatupo

flight 611 09:30 09:50

flight 681C 07:15 9:00 flight 681C 07:15 9:00 flight 402 06:45 7:45 flight 671 07:45 8:40 flight 673 13:15 14:10

Emergency Ambulance Police Fire Departement Civil Protection

Tel. 911 Tel. 104 Tel. 103 Tel. *335

Important Telephone Numbers Collect call (Panama only) Telephone Directory Exact Time Operator assisted International calls Wake up call

Tel. 101 Tel. 102 Tel. 105 Tel. 106 Tel. *55*

flight 673S 10:30 11:20 flight 673D 09:45 10:35 flight 971 17:15 18:00 flight 400 06:35 08:00

Airports Tocumen Airport Albrook Airport

Tel. 238-2700 Tel. 501-9272

Boat Services Taboga Calypso Queen Contadora & Saboga

Tel. 314-1730 Tel. 6780 – 8000

Airlines Air Panama Aires American Airlines AviancaTaca Airlines Condor Copa Airlines Delta Airlines Iberia KLM LAB LAN Nature Air Spirit United Airlines

Tel. 316-9000 Tel. 214-2330 Tel. 269-6022 Tel. 206-8222 Tel. 300-1430 Tel. 304-2672 Tel. 214-8118 Tel. 217-9900 Tel. 340-8500 Tel. 238-4252 Tel. 226-7119 Tel. 757-9390 Tel. 238-3840 Tel. 265-0040

Hospitals Clinica Paitilla Clinica San Fernando Hospital Nacional Hospital Punta Pacifica

Tel. 269-5222 Tel. 305-6300 Tel. 207-8100 Tel. 204-8000

Ambulance Service EMI

Tel. 236-6060

flight 632 11:45 12:35 flight 910 17:20 17:45 flight 610A 10:10 10:45 flight 630 11:20 12:45 flight 610 10:20 10:45 flight 424 07:10 8:25 flight 420 07:10 08:10 flight 413 06:00 06:45 flight 635 10:30 11:25 flight 680D 08:00 08:55 flight 680 06:45 07:45 flight 980 15:30 16:30 flight 6600 11:30 12:30 flight 680C 06:45 08:10

flight 980c 15:30 16:50 flight 911 16:30 16:50 flight 403 06:00 06:35 flight 970 16:00 16:45 flight 670 06:30 07:20 flight 672 09:15 10:05

flight 672D 08:30 09:20 flight 401 06:00 06:25 flight 633 10:30 11:35 flight 611 09:30 10:10 flight 911 16:30 17:10 flight 611 09:30 10:10 flight 631 10:30 11:10 flight 425 06:00 07:00

flight 421 06:00 07:00 Panama - Ogobsucum Panama - Pedasi *Suspended* flight950 Panama - Playon Chico flight 403 06:00 06:50 flight 633 Panama - Sambu flight 425 Panama - Tubuala Panama - Tupile flight 413 Pedasi - Panama *Suspended* flight951 flight 402 Playon Chico - Panama Rio Sidra - Panama*Suspended flight400

Sambu - Panama Tubuala - Panama Tupile - Panama

Emergency Numbers

10:30 11:15 06:00 07:15 06:00 07:00 07:00 7:45

flight 632 11:25 12:35 flight 424 07:25 08:25 flight 632 07:10 08:00

Long Distance Access Code Panama Cable&WirelessPanama NetUno Panama System One Digicel ClaroCom Claro Panama Telefonica Telecom Corp Panama Cable Onda

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