Panama Travel Guide

Panama Travel Guide

TRAVEL WARNING Country-specific safety information Crime In Panama City, violent crime must be expected in some parts of the city. Travelers should not wear flashy jewelry on the street, have little cash and at most one credit card with them. There is a high risk of robbery in Panama City, in the districts of San […]

Panama Overview

Panama Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Republic of Panama. Capital Panama. Geography According to neovideogames, Panama is the link between North and South America. The country is bordered by Colombia to the east, Costa Rica to the west, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. It extends from east to […]

Panama Cuisine

Panama Cuisine

What do you actually eat in Panama? Different influences mix in the cuisine of Panama. Typical ingredients that the Indians used are corn and beans. But the Spaniards and Americans, who were present in the country for a long time, also influenced what and how is cooked. Finally, on the Atlantic coast, there are also […]

Panama History

Panama History and Politics

Indian cultures Several indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Panama before the Spanish conquered the country in the 16th century. First settlers came around 10,000 BC. In this area. Various indigenous peoples were formed, including the Chiriquí in the west of today’s country. They became extinct at the end of the 19th century. The largest […]

Panama Animals

Panama Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Nature in Panama – what is growing there? Due to its location on the land bridge between North and South America, Panama is home to many species of animals and plants from both continents. As in all Central American countries, the biodiversity is particularly great in Panama. 40 percent of the country […]

Panama Religion

Panama Religion

The Constitution provides for religious freedom and it is respected by state power. At the same time, the Catholic faith is recognized as the country’s dominant religion. Teaching Catholicism must be held in schools, although parents can request that their children not attend. Protestants are the second largest and, as in other Latin American countries, […]

Literature of Panama

Literature of Panama

The tragedy La política del mundo (1809), in which the author Víctor de la Guardia y Ayala attacks Napoleon’s occupation of Spain, is the oldest preserved Panamanian work. The period 1821-1903, when Panama was united with Colombia, was characterized by romance. These included the melancholic Tomás Martín Feuillet and Amelia Denis de Icaza, who made […]

Art in Panama

Art in Panama

Early colonial art in Panama is associated with the decoration of churches and monasteries. 17th-century sculptures show the influence of the Seville School and Juan Martínez Montañés. Colonial art in Panama is mostly fairly ordinary, and the works are usually anonymous. From the 18th century, religious representations, paintings and a number of altarpieces in Spanish […]

Music in Panama

Music in Panama

The music culture has its roots in Native American, European and African traditions. The Native American people have rich and in some polyphonic instrumental music, with the cunas kamu-purui (pan flute), guayamienes tólero (leg flute), drúbulo (conch trumpet ), niví-grotu (ox horn), okarina and a variety of drums, used with song and dance. Of Spanish-African origin, the song dance is tamborito, which is considered the country’s national dance. It is […]