Why should you get married in Panama?

 

by Juliette Darmon

Panama is known as the perfect getaway for a short vacation and and is the perfect destination for nature lovers.

Its tropical climate and warm weather throughout the year, is a magical opportunity to visit Panama at any time.

December, January and February, the colder months in the North but still summer time in Panama.  You will be able to wear your summer wedding dress you were dreaming about!

If you are dreaming about a summer wedding destination, Panama is the place for you!  You will find any type of wedding you were looking for!

Panama is a melting pot and has plenty to offer.  From a cosmopolitan City and a hub for an amazing gastronomy to beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and Pacific where the sunset is waiting for you.

With a great eco-diversity and untouched beaches, you would have the possibility to get married in heavenly and white-sand islands around the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. What better place to spend and enjoy a romantic and relaxed wedding than the Caribbean coast, where the turquoise sea, coral reefs, sun, turtles and exotic fishes will be present?!

You could also prefer a more adventurous wedding in the highlands of Chiriqui, immersed in the mountain fresh air, and hiking the highlands, testing local coffee and honey, learning about butterflies, zip lining and relaxing in other amazing islands in Pacific side like Islas Secas in the Gulf of Chiriqui where snorkeling and kayaking are great for those more adventurous.

Are you more looking for a totally private and shy wedding? Then, the archipelago of San Blas will be the perfect place you were searching for. But be aware that it is also going to be a real rustic wedding!

Enjoy the blue sea view for kilometers, watch at the playful dolphins leap alongside sailboats, the deserted island, palm and coconut trees, cabanas in bamboos, and be immersed in Kuna community’s culture for your wedding.

*You could also decide to get married in a private sailboat, a real original experience not available everywhere…!

For the city lovers, you won’t totally feel out of place! You could have the chance to get married in the charming historic Casco Viejo, enjoying romantic dinners in typical or modern restaurants, staying in a luxurious resort or smaller cozy hotels, tasting local chocolates, walking around the Cinta Costera and visiting the surroundings as the Canal, the tropical rainforest, boarding on the jungle boat or even hiking in the National Park.

You now probably got that Panama has all the options required for any types of weddings and could make your wedding a real customized, appropriate, unique and unforgettable day, whatever your cultural and religious requests are.

Most of all, as you probably know Panama is a wonderful place for sustainable and green travels, and become therefore the perfect place for the trendy and fancy “Green Wedding”.

More than just getting married, take advantage of being in such a lush country for enjoying the honeymoon trip of your dreams.

Visit our honeymoon page here: http://ecocircuitos.com/tour-category/honeymoon/ and decide the kind of experience you are ready to live!

Do not forget that all our programs and itineraries can be arranged and tailor-made for you.  Contact us for more information at info@ecocircuitos.com

 

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Something for Everyone – New Restaurants Opening Doors in Panama City

ImageBy Benita Rose

Generally spoken, Panama´s gastronomy is a result of historical influences of the country such as Amerindian, Hispanic, African and Afroantillean cultures, and could not be any more diverse. This is the reason why food has become a great attraction in the Republic.

As diverse as Panama´s people is its food.

With its 2.000 kilometers along the coast (both Pacific and Caribbean coast), seafood, for instance, forms a part of traditional Panamanian dishes. In addition to this, plates such as the National soup Sancocho, Mondongo, Ropa Vieja (engl.: old clothes), Caribbean Pattys, or Arroz con Guandu (engl.: rice with Guandu) are classically served across the whole country.

Modern Panama City does not only offer a variety of Panamanian restaurants though, but it has in fact everything to offer an international culinary could ever desire.

In the past years a boom of especially high-class restaurants has been an implicit consequence of foreign investments. Month after month new restaurants keep on springing up all over the city, especially in wealthier parts as for instance Paitilla, Punta Pacífica, Marbella, or San Francisco.

Here a selection of Panama City´s newest restaurants:

In July 2012 the “Restaurante Raíces” situated at the Causeway (on the Perico Island in the Centro Comercial Brisas de Amador), opened its doors offering typical Panamanian food to enjoy after grasping some sun and sea breeze at the famous Causeway.

In San Francisco “La Valentina” with an outside terrace and Italian and Argentinean food, as well as the “Taberna 66” – also in San Francisco – on Calle 66 (House No. 73) offering Mediterranean dishes, are open to be visited.

For those who prefer international food “Café Chic” on Calle Uruguay is a fancy, new location with a somewhat European style and atmosphere.

Panama´s Bristol Hotel (Ave. Aquilino de la Guardia, Financial district) also just recently opened its “838 Lounge” with a bar and a restaurant inside offering a variety of cocktails and drinks apart from the standard menu.

Food and beverage lovers will also have the chance to visit the International Gastronomy Fair in Panama City. The fair will take place at the convention center ATLAPA from August 30th until September 2nd.