By Patricia Katzman
Mom nature has bequeathed Panama with a few gorgeous spots, wealthy soils and an unlimited bio-diversity. White- and black-sand shorelines trade with mangrove mazes alongside the coast. gleaming wild rivers overflowing with trout run via jungle-clad canyons full of colourful flora. Mist-crowned Baru Volcano towers above all of them. This e-book explores each zone from tip to toe, together with the San Blas Islands, offshore Barro Colorado, and concrete Panama urban, gateway for viewers. strolling excursions stopover at old forts, gold museums, vintage urban parks and bustling crafts markets. precise cognizance is given to the country's nationwide parks.
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Good Friday March/April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Easter May 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Day October 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbus Day November 3 . . . . . . . . . Independence from Colombia November 10 . . . . . . . . . First Cry of Independence Festivals & Events n 45 Festivals & Events Carnaval is the granddaddy of all festivals, a riotous four-day celebration, held throughout the country, beginning the Saturday before Ash Wednesday.
The towering Panama tree grows to 120 feet/36 meters tall and produces a nut-like fruit that possesses medicinal properties. In contrast to its “elephant foot” trunk base, the jacaranda flowers a glorious violet blue. Trek a jungle pathway and you’re sure to encounter a giant ceiba (kapok or silk-cotton) that was here before the conquistadors arrived. The ancient Maya revered these magnificent trees, which have crowns that spread as wide as 131feet/40 meters. Another giant you may come across, the spreading corotu, dresses up in fluffy white Birds n 23 “Rainforests cover less than 2% of the Earth’s surface, yet they are home to some 50-70% of all life forms on our planet.
Mother’s Day December 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . Christmas Day 46 n Festivals & Events n April-May Azuero Fair (Villa de Los Santos, Los Santos Province, Azuero Peninsula) – National dance performances, craft exhibits, bullfights and horse shows highlight this huge agricultural and industrial fair. There are also cockfights and religious ceremonies. n June Corpus Christi Festival (Villa de los Santos, Azuero Peninsula) – This festival featuring religious parades and elaborately masked dancers reenacting the life of Christ hasn’t changed much since medieval times.