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Green Tourism

Being green is all the rage. Even Panama is going green, al be it reluctantly. In the last years, solar panels and wind mills have been built and in some areas you can deliver energy back to the net if … Continue reading

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Becoming a Registered Tourism Guide

During the last 10 years or so, there were not many rules or regulations in tourism here in Panama. The ones that do exist mostly date back to 1976, appear to be somewhat haphazard and implementation can be lackadaisical. Being … Continue reading

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Construction of the Veranda

We have been jumping around the several blog platforms on the internet for a bit. We hope that this (www.panamagic.wordpress.com) and http://www.hotelheliconiapanama.com/blog will be the final destination of our blogs. If you are new here, you can read about our prehistory … Continue reading

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Construction of a bat cave

Construction? Bat Cave? Yes, we felt that our 8 hectare botanical garden lacks a cave, and Loes somehow misses (supervising) construction. Our terrain has no big exposed rocks or caves and therefore lacks the micro-climate and specific habitat that is … Continue reading

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Heliconias

Heliconias are the quintessential neo-tropical flowers. They are large, unusually-shaped and brightly coloured. The shape of the flowers is the result of an intricate relationship between the plant and the pollinator, usually hummingbirds. In many Heliconias, tHe flower is shaped … Continue reading

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Scaly-breasted Humminbird

Th scaly-breasted hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii) is a fairly large, dull-coloured bird, for hummingbird standards that is. Mostly green upperparts and grey breast feathers with a green edge, giving the breast a scaly appearance.Best field mark are the white corners to … Continue reading

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Fish or Watch Whales

The Pacific Coast of Panama offers some great fishing, especially at the southern edge of the Azuero peninsula and in the remote Darien. At both places, the continental shelf is narrow and nutrient-rich water from the deep mixes with the … Continue reading

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