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Search our blog about all things Panama! From must dos, where to party or eat, to which beaches and hiking trails you shouldn't miss, in our blog 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! We've been writing about all things Panama for over 15 years and nothing beats local knowledge from the locals themselves.


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🦠 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we're currently only offering ✅ Online Spanish Lessons and ✅ Spanish classes in a TRAVELING CLASSROOM instead of at the school, delivering a teacher directly to you in a COVID safe way wherever you are, be it your hotel, home, park, on tour, at the beach or in any other place where social distancing is comfortably and safely possible. CONTACT US TODAY!

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🚨 On October 7th 2020 we declared a CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY because we're facing an 😱 existential threat as Planet Earth is on track for a 🌡4°C increase in average global temperatures by the end of this century, which means 💀 BILLIONS OF HUMANS DYING along the way if we don't CHANGE COURSE NOW!

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Archive for the ‘Vacations' Category

The Panama Canal is a National Treasure

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January 9th, 1964, Martyrs Day. Front Cover of Life Magazine January 1964.

Growing up in the U.S., my introduction to the Panama Canal could be summarized as: The U.S. built it, then one day benevolently signed it over to the Panamanian government. In the U.S. there is very little mention of the canal outside of that narrative. Martyrs’ Day in Panama, a day commemorating those who died…

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Seeking Superpowers in the Bat Caves of Bastimentos

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Nivida Cave in Bastimentos Nationa Marine Park, Bocas del Toro, Panama

The island of Bastimentos in the Bocas del Toro archipelago seems to me like a mini-ecosystem in itself. The largest island of the Archipelago is covered in dense forests, lined with breathtaking beaches, filled with exotic animals and plants and, I discovered, it hosts an intricate maze of a cave with swarms of nectar bats…

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A Perilous Hike Through Boquete’s Cloud Forest

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Hikers' view from top of Waterfall in Boquete, Panama

I thought I was going to see the Lost Waterfalls via a helicopter. The Panamanian guide, Oscar, took me on a waterfall hunt through Boquete’s cloud forest through steep, rocky, and muddy terrain. What the heck. Actually, I knew there wasn’t going to be a helicopter, but I wish there was one since I ended…

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Taboga Island: Panama City’s Favorite Beach Getaway

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Taboga's beach with tourists under umbrellas and sunbathing

Every time someone in Panama City mentioned Taboga to me, I thought they were mispronouncing the popular island of the coast of Trinidad. When I found out that Taboga actually referred to a small island 45 minutes from Panama City, I was excited to check it out for myself and escape the hot and bustling…

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Week 1 of My Spanish Learning Vacation in Panama

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Bob enjoying his Spanish learning vacation in Panama with two friends from the Netherlands

Bob Van Beers, from the Netherlands, is currently finishing his second week at Habla Ya Bocas del Toro. These are his impressions about his first week of studying Spanish in Bocas del Toro. Off to Panama! Posted by Bob van Beers on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Monday My existing Spanish skills could be summarized as “absolute…

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