By Patricia Katzman
Mom nature has bequeathed Panama with a few attractive spots, wealthy soils and an unlimited bio-diversity. White- and black-sand shorelines exchange with mangrove mazes alongside the coast. gleaming 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 ebook explores each zone 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. unique realization is given to the country's nationwide parks.
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Christmas Day 46 n Festivals & Events n April-May Azuero Fair (Villa de Los Santos, Los Santos Province, Azuero Peninsula) – National dance performances, craft exhibits, bullfights and horse shows highlight this huge agricultural and industrial fair. There are also cockfights and religious ceremonies. n June Corpus Christi Festival (Villa de los Santos, Azuero Peninsula) – This festival featuring religious parades and elaborately masked dancers reenacting the life of Christ hasn’t changed much since medieval times.
Babies and tots under two seldom wear anything more than beads and body paint. Bri-Bri, Naso (Teribé) & Bokata Small populations of Bri-Bri (related to Costa Rica’s Talamancas) and Naso (also called Teribé) inhabit Bocas del Toro’s wet tropical forests near the headwaters of the Teribé and Yorkin rivers. The Naso are working to keep their ancient traditions alive while assimilating into the modern world. The Bokatas, however, have lost most of their traditional culture and have acculturated into the local Mestizo population, a process greatly accelerated by Christian missionaries in the 1950s.
5 million acres/576,000 hectares) protects several endemic wildlife species and Central America’s largest remaining tracts of primary forests. Its varied landscapes include coastlines, rivers, rainforests, lowlying marshes, and mountain ranges with peaks up to 8,200 feet/2,490 meters above sea level. It borders Colombia’s Katio National Park. In 1981 it was declared a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. There are Kuna, Wounaan and Emberá comarcas (lands administered autonomously by Panamá’s native peoples) within its borders.
Adventure Guide: Panama (Hunter Travel Guides) by Patricia Katzman