Carnaval Time Equals Party Time Across Panama

Panamanians love to party, especially during *Carnaval. From February 25th to 28th, the country comes to a standstill, while locals and visitors alike sing, dance and drink. There are so many places to enjoy this most festive time of year. Here’s a breakdown of just some of the most popular Carnaval locales. Panama City –…

The Greening of Panama: An Expats View

We have been “eco-geeks” well before coming to Panama. We continue to ask the question, what is being done to perserve Panama’s rich ecology? We’ve been getting out of the city and invetigating projects that address global warming. Wind and solar farms dot the interior of the country reducing electricity costs in Agriculture. A new water & sewage plant on…

Best Time to Visit Panama- Part 5

  The last installment of our series designed to provide activities, events and happenings in Panama at different times of the year. This final installment focuses on the months of October, November and December. Because October and November are the peak of the rainy season, indoor activities provide great options.The Bio-Museo (BioMuseum) located on the…

Solo Senior Travel- Guest Post

  One of the many pleasures we derive from BEEP is encountering travelers of all kinds. We meet many people during their travels and from time to time we will feature guest posts offering individual perspectives on a wide range of issues. This post is by ‘Nora’ a senior age woman traveling solo from the…

Best Times to Visit Panama Part 4

  Panama celebrates fairs and festivals from July to September with emphasis on tradition & culture, honoring patron saints, fashion, and the beautiful flora of the country. Here are some highlights. July The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week comes to Panama, joining a prestigious list of major world cities that have hosted the event. National Pollera…

Surf’s Up: Best time to visit Panama- Part 3

The months  of April,May and June have their own charm. The beaches aren’t crowded, so any type water activity is great. Hotel rates are down because it isn’t peak season and not American summer. My favorite event occurs in April, The International Film Festival Panama features films from around the world, diverse cultures and genres. Last year,…

Best Time to Visit Panama Part 2

Ah, Summer in Panama! Pineapples, watermelon, cantalope and other lucious fruits abound. Pastel colors of flora paint this lush lanscape. Hey! Wait a minute. This is February.That’s right. “Summer” in Panama is during the dry season, from late December through April. The dry season is also the time when festivals and fairs of every description…