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    Join Panama's Coastal Cleanup 2017

    Join Panama's Coastal Cleanup 2017

    Saturday, September 16th, Panama's coastal communities will come together once again for one of the biggest national & international efforts to clean up beaches, rivers, and lakes around the world! Locally the event is coordinated by Libre de Basura, and it aims to clean up the beaches of Coronado & Gorgona. 

    Celebrating Chame Panama

    Celebrating Chame Panama

    Looking for something to do at the beach this weekend instead of shopping for Black Friday deals in Panama City? Friday, September 18 Chame, Panama will celebrate its 162nd Anniversary, and there are lots of events taking place for the community to enjoy.

    Register for the 2017 Coronado Triathlon

    Register for the 2017 Coronado Triathlon

    XTREMO Coronado is a popular sprint triathlon that takes place every year in Coronado Panama. This year the event will take place on September 24th, 2017, starting 7:00 a.m. at the Coronado Beach Club.

    Audition for Panama the Musical

    Audition for Panama the Musical

    Love to act and dance and sing? Audition for Panama: The Musical right here in Panama City! Panama: The Musical is a production co-written by Yolanda Van Der Kolk-Brown. The auditions will take place on October 8th at 3:00 p.m. and the 9th at 8:00 p.m., 2017.

    Black Friday Shopping Excursion

    Black Friday Shopping Excursion

    Black Friday is around the corner here in Panama (September 15th until September 17th, 2017). If you are looking to go Black Friday Shopping in Panama, but not sure where to start, connect with a group of shoppers from Coronado.

    The Other Side of Health Insurance

    The Other Side of Health Insurance

    My name is Julio Luque, and I want to talk to you about your health. Many may know me as an insurance professional, the guy to call to make sure you are prepared for the worst.

    Scheduled power outage for Coronado

    Scheduled power outage for Coronado

    Fenosa, Panama’s national provider of electricity, announced that there will be an interruption in service September 5th 2017 from 4:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

    Off-Camera Flash Workshop

    Off-Camera Flash Workshop

    Andres Del Barrio Batista who runs a photo club in Panama City will be presenting an off camera flash workshop at Coronado Frame on August 26, 2017, at 2:00 pm.

    Panama National News

    Light Rail from Panama City to Chiriqui

    Light Rail from Panama City to Chiriqui

    In a press conference on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 the foreign minister of Panama and Chinese chancellor Wang Yi discussed the feasibility a light train connecting Panama City to Chiriqui.

    Black Friday hikes tourism in Panama

    Black Friday hikes tourism in Panama

    The weekend-long shopping event “Black Friday Weekend” in Panama was a success, doubling commercial movement in malls and hotels throughout Panama City.

    Minsa reports 2,375 cases of Dengue

    Minsa reports 2,375 cases of Dengue

    The Epidemiological Surveillance System of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported 2,375 cases of dengue in the country, Sunday 17 of September of 2017.

    Copa cancels flights after Tocumen blackout

    Copa cancels flights after Tocumen blackout

    Copa Airlines has canceled all scheduled inbound and outbound Panama flights between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm on Monday, September 18, as a result of the blackout at Tocumen airport.

    Inauguration of the Chinese Embassy in Panama

    Inauguration of the Chinese Embassy in Panama

    The Embassy of China in Panama was inaugurated Sunday, September 17, 2017. The new Embassy in Panama comes after the establishment of diplomatic relations between Panama and China.

    Gas prices rise in Panama

    Gas prices rise in Panama

    Friday, September 15th gas prices will be going up. The Secretariat of Energy reported Wednesday, that prices will increase up to 13 cents a liter. However, the prices will differ depending on location.

    Panama send aid after Hurricane Irma

    Panama send aid after Hurricane Irma

    In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Panamanian Government is working to send humanitarian aid to the islands affected. Furthermore, the government of Panama has transferred Panamanians from the British Virgin Islands home.

    Mexico Earthquake triggers tsunami warning

    Mexico Earthquake triggers tsunami warning

    After an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico Friday, September 8th, 2018, leaving 61 people dead, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a warning for Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, and Ecuador.

    ATTT proposes Uber-Taxi rules

    ATTT proposes Uber-Taxi rules

    As protests from taxi-drivers and tourist operators continue Panama’s Authority on Transport (ATTT) works towards a resolution.

    Police Woman with Guna Yala Ancestry

    Police Woman with Guna Yala Ancestry

    Gina Vaneesa Hawkins Esquivel, will be the first women to run a police department in Fayetteville North Carolina. While born in Ohio, Gina has relatives in the community of Narganá, in the Guna Yala region of Panama.

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     2000 hatchlings released in Cambutal

    2000 hatchlings released in Cambutal

    2,000 sea turtles hatchlings born in artificial nurseries were released Saturday, September 16th on the coast of Cambutal, in the province of Los Santos. The hatchlings were the first to be released of the 32 thousand eggs in Cambutal nurseries. 

    Folklore dancers travel to Costa Rica

    Folklore dancers travel to Costa Rica

    A group of folklore performers made of up youth from the San Carlos area in Panama West will prepare for their first performance outside the borders of Panama.

    Panama restaurants pass on the salt

    Panama restaurants pass on the salt

    The association of Restaurants in Panama (ARAP) and the Ministry of Health (Minsa) are working to the Panamanian population to pass on the salt.

    Birds close Tocumen runway

    Birds close Tocumen runway

    A flock of migrating birds closed a runway in Panama at Tocumen International Airport for over an hour on Monday, August 14, 2017. According to Copa Airlines, 25 flights were diverted during the closure from 9:50 a.m. lasting until 11:10 a.m.

    Dinner & Photography in Coronado

    Dinner & Photography in Coronado

    Enjoy an evening out in charming Rincon del Chef Plaza on July 22nd from 5:00 p.m. Coronado Frame & photo will be open late, hosting a photography exhibition, at the same time CASA (the Coronado and Area Social Association) will be hosting a Mix & Mingle and sit down dinner at Rincon Del Chef on July 22.

    Fascinating Greek Wines

    Fascinating Greek Wines

    M. Stefan: The Wine Guy - Wine has been an important part of Greek culture for over 4000 years as the numerous archeological discoveries throughout Greece have revealed. The ancient Greeks knew well the nutritional value of wine as it became an inseparable part of their daily regimen.

    Panama bound Salmon Eggs to Stay in Canada

    Panama bound Salmon Eggs to Stay in Canada

    AquaBounty Canada Inc., a company that originally said its plans were to produce salmon eggs in P.E.I. Canada and then ship them to Panama to mature has decided to rear the fish in Canada.

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    Today's Events In Coronado and Panama's Pacific Coast

    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Hatha Yoga - El Litoral

    • 9:00 AM: Picasso Cafe Presents CROISSANT-MARMELADE

    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Evening Hatha Yoga - El Litoral

    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Picasso Community Happy Hour

    See the complete Events Calendar

    Tourist Places to Visit in Panama

    Boquete Panama

    San Blas Panama

    Cerro Punta y Volcan

    La Yeguada Veraguas

    Pearl Islands Panama (Contadora)

    Santa Catalina Panama

    Azuero Peninsula

    Puerto Armuelles Panama

    Suggested Reads

    Everything you need to know about Coronado Panama

    Panama School guide

    Coronado Restaurant Guide

    Rainy Season Surf Guide

    5 Tips to Stay Safe at the Beach

    How to treat Jelly Fish stings

    Riptides - How to Identify and Escape

    Off Roading Playa Style Panama

    A breif Visit to Panama's Embera Quera Tribe

    See Turtles on Mata Oscura

    Isla Palenque: Escape from Civilization

    Birding Panama’s Pipeline Road

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