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Search our blog if you're visiting Panama! From must do's, where to party or eat, to which beaches and hiking trails you shouldn't miss, you'll find great insider info about Bocas del Toro, Panama City and Boquete, as well as Panamanian culture, customs and traditions, and certainly tips and advice for learning Spanish while in our country! We've been writing about all things Panama for over 10 years and nothing beats local knowledge from the locals themselves.


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Blog Posts by Evelyne Meyer

Evelyne moved to Panama in 2009, after she decided that life had so much more to offer than just sitting in an office for 12 hours a day. She decided that having 4 weeks of vacation per year just wasn't enough, and that life itself should be a vacation all year round. She has joined the Habla Ya family 6 years ago, and lives "happily ever after" with her husband in Bocas del Toro, where she can enjoy paradisaical beaches whenever she feels like it and hang out with her 4 cats and dog. She has encouraged others to do the same ever since.

6 Ways to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself During Your Panama Vacation

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If you’re traveling to Panama, these other two blog posts will help you learn more about the Panamanian culture: Top 10 Things to Know About Panamanian Culture and Integration – Learn the Spanish Language, then the Culture! While planning your vacation it is very normal to get excited, and it can be very easy to…

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A Day at Red Frog Beach in Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Many times, students at Habla Ya Spansh Schools have asked me what could be a nice activity to do during the weekend, and besides other options I always recommend a visit to Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos. The reason is simple – the beach is gorgeous, the water is turquoise blue and swimmable (with…

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Things to Do In and Around Panama City | PTY Travel Guide

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I myself never claimed to be a city girl when I first came to Panama almost six years ago. With it’s pristine beaches and jungles filled with howler monkeys and colorful frogs (read Bocas), the Panamanian interior was my Indiana Jones childhood dream come true! I’ll admit, it took me awhile to embrace the ever…

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Your Guide to Carnivals in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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For a first hand account about Carnivals in Bocas del Toro click here… People get ready! It’s Carnival time in Panama! If you’ve never participated in these festivities before, let me tell you a bit more about them! Every February (or sometimes in March), during the 4 days leading up to Ash Wednesday (well, in…

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Visit by Sonia & Giovanni from ESL – Language Studies Abroad in Italy

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A few weeks ago, we had the great privilege to receive 2 special guests at Habla Ya in Bocas del Toro. Giovanni and his lovely girlfriend Sonia both work as Language Travel Consultants at the Swiss language travel agency ESL Sejours Linguistiques in Italy. Back in Milan and Verona respectively, both Giovanni and Sonia specialize…

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