By Patricia Katzman
Mom nature has bequeathed Panama with a few attractive spots, wealthy soils and an enormous bio-diversity. White- and black-sand shorelines trade with mangrove mazes alongside the coast. glowing wild rivers overflowing with trout run via jungle-clad canyons packed with colourful plant life. Mist-crowned Baru Volcano towers above all of them. This publication explores each sector from tip to toe, together with the San Blas Islands, offshore Barro Colorado, and concrete Panama urban, gateway for viewers. strolling excursions stopover at old forts, gold museums, vintage urban parks and bustling crafts markets. exact cognizance is given to the country's nationwide parks.
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Photos of Kuna women decked out in their stunningly beautiful traditional costumes are often featured in Panamá’s tourism ads and promotional materials. Emberá & Wounaan Only a slight language variation separates the Emberá and Wounaan, who centuries ago migrated from South America to the Darién jungles. Traditional Emberá and Wounaan live along riverbanks in small villages of extended family groups. A few have left the Darién and migrated north to the jungles bordering the Chagres River, a scant two hours north from Introduction n Indigenous Peoples 38 n Panamá’s People Panamá City.
Naturalists and hikers will find several excellent trails. See page 138. 4-mile/70-kilometer coastline that includes coral reefs, beaches, estuaries and mangrove forests. Attractions include touring the ruins, scuba diving, hiking and trekking. See page 168. Parque Nacional Omar Torrijos Herrera/Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park (Coclé Province, page 196): Most often called “El Copé” for a nearby town and a tree species common to the area, this magnificent cloud-forest park spreads over the continental divide.
It’s still called chicha when fermented into a slightly sour alcoholic state. Good water, or so it’s said, makes good beer, and perhaps that’s why Panamá’s cervezas (beers) are of such high quality. If you like yours light, order a bottle of excellent Panamá, Soberana or Balboa. Atlas is heavier and stronger with a lingering taste. Carta Vieja and Ron Cortez are very good local rums. Be sure to sample thick, creamy batidos (milkshakes), made with plenty of fresh fruit blended with milk and rice.
Adventure Guide: Panama (Hunter Travel Guides) by Patricia Katzman