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Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama

Richard Quest, an English journalist best known for his reporting on CNN, recently launched a new video series called Quest’s World of Wonder, where he travels the globe to explore interesting places and meet fascinating people. Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama Traveling is not just about seeing places with the most likes […]

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Casco Viejo Museums

Founded by the Spanish in 1519, Panama City is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas that has been continuously occupied since its establishment. The original city center was located in Panama Viejo for 152 years. Following a series of slave rebellions, fire and pirate attacks, the city center was moved […]

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5 Little Known Facts about the Panama Hat

The Panama hat is an icon of Panama. They keep the sun off your face in an incredibly stylish fashion, as well as being a perfect souvenir for your loved ones back home. The Panama hat has been around for over 100 years. Theodore Roosevelt and his team proudly sported their Panama hats upon returning […]

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Where to Get Ice Cream & Popsicles in Casco Viejo Panama

Panama City is the ideal spot to take advantage of a cold treat. The Republic of Panama, located on the isthmus linking Central and South America, has a tropical maritime climate, where the daily high is around 32° Celsius (or about 89° Fahrenheit) and the daily low around 25° Celsius (or about 77° Fahrenheit). Panama […]

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Panama City Casco Viejo Walking Tour

Want to get to know Casco Viejo on foot? From Magnolia Inn, visitors are footsteps away from over 30 points of interest, where some date back to the 17th century. Check out the following Casco Viejo Walking Tour, where the Panama Tourism Authority has conveniently placed bilingual explanations (in Spanish and English) at every stop. Casco […]

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10 Best Restaurants in Casco Viejo, Panama (that are relevant in 2018)

Magnolia Inn Hotel and Hostel has been around for over a decade, bearing witness to the rise and fall of many a local restaurant in Casco Viejo. Here’s a list of our top 10 restaurants (that are relevant in 2018). 10 Best, Locally-Approved Restaurants in Casco Viejo, Panama From Panamanian street food to health-conscious traditional cuisine and everything in […]

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Panama & China

Panama – China relations, also called Sino-Panaman relations, made headlines on June 12th 2017 when the Republic of Panama established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, and thereby severed ties with Taiwan. Jump to the following sections: Panama & China Establish Diplomatic Relations Juan Carlos Varela’s Message to Panama on the Establishment of […]

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Rana Dorada in Casco Viejo – New & Improved!

After three years of restoration, the Rana Dorada of Casco Viejo has finally opened the doors of its new location. Situated on Calle 9 Este with Calle Boquete, located just behind Magnolia Inn, the Rana Dorada features inside seating, upscale furnishing and decor, and an expanded menu, as well as valet parking. The Rana is a perfect place […]

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Panama: The Perfect Choice for Your Next Holiday Vacation

Looking for a vacation destination in the months of December and January? Look no further: Let Panama be your vacation destination! But why visit Panama when there are so many other amazing places to visit in the world? The answer is easy. Panama is a vibrant country, filled with a passion, spirit, and comfort that […]

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Panama Black Weekend, September 2017

Panama’s Black Friday 2017, a commercial event organized by Panama’s Tourism Authority (ATP), will take place in September, called Panama Black Weekend 2017, as opposed to the traditional month of November. Why? Gustavo Him, head of Panama’s Tourism Authority (ATP), explained that, “The change of Panama’s Black Friday date to September is because September is a historically […]

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