Las Perlas off the beaten track

by Carina Forster A weekend-visit to the picturesque archipelago of Las Perlas astonished me in several ways. While Panama is lush with occasional rain showers during the green season, the islands of Las Perlas hardly see any rain throughout the whole year. Just after a 1,5 hour boat ride from Panama City, you find yourself…

Our Latest Darien Jungle Expedition

Experience with a local team of expert guides a unique jungle adventure in Panama. Our Darien Expedition is a 5 days adventure that starts in Panama City where we will take the Pan- American Highway towards the eastern side of the of Panama to the world famous forest of the Darien National Park. This National Park of 579,000 ha…

Panama Review from Zach and Teresa

We have many visitors experiencing Panama with us every year and we chose this beautiful post to share with you in our blog.  Below you will find the review from  Zach and Teresa in Panama.  They visited us from   Portland Oregon from December 21 to January 11, 2016. EcoCircuitos Review by Zack and Teresa This not being…

Best Diving and Snorkeling Spots in Panama

From: Dive Advisor Panama was named after an indigenous word meaning, “abundance of fish.” This beautiful Central America paradise is one of the few places in the world where you can dive two oceans in one day. With the warm, tropical waters of the Caribbean on its east and the cooler waters of the Pacific…

Panama: Naturally close to you

Panama is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Its unique ecology stems in part from its connection to the two continents that created a bridge that made it easier for animals and plants to migrate between North and South America. Scientists believe that the formation of the Isthmus of Panama is…

Festival Internacional de ARtes Escénicas Panamá 2014

El Festival de Artes Escénicas es el evento de mayor calidad en las artes escénicas, teatro y danza en Panamá. Este año, contamos con participantes de países como Francia, México, Finlandia, Ecuador, Argentina, Alemania, Costa Rica y otros.   Se realizará del 27 de Marzo al 2 de Abril, en espacios como Teatro Nacional y Teatro…

Testing the Drunken Monkey Hypothesis in Panama

Could alcoholism in humans be an evolutionary hangover? Robert Dudley, professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley believes so. His “Drunken Monkey Hypothesis” suggests that fruit-eating primates —such as BCI’s spider monkeys—may be drawn to naturally occurring ethanol in the fruits they consume. Frugivorous primates have been eating fermented fruit for 40…

EcoCircuitos Fam Trip to JW Marriott Panama

Hosted by Ms. Sakura Kamimura, Sales Manager at the JW Marriott Panama, some members of the EcoCircuitos staff enjoyed a one night visit at the sophisticated family resort:  J W Marriott Panama Golf & Resort.  The recently open JW Marriott Panama is located within the Buenaventura resort community, 80 miles southwest of Panama City on…

4,000 YEAR OLD SHAMAN STONES DISCOVERED NEAR BOQUETE

Archaeologists from Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have uncovered a cache of unusual stones in a prehistoric Rock shelter known as Casa de Piedra. The twelve stones were found buried and clustered tightly together in a way that suggests they were stored in a bundle or basked which has decomposed since. The cache consists…

Two days in Cerro la Vieja, Coclé with EcoCircuitos

Our office plan a retreat and we all leave the city daily routine and stress behind to a peaceful and beautiful environment in the mountains of Coclé.  We had a nice journey, with a stop at a local restaurant at the Pan-American Highway, through the interior of Panama. In the late afternoon we arrived to…