Articles by our Panama travel advisors

Indigenous Culture in Panama

By Ana Cetina, Jul 6, 2023


When we read about the indigenous people of America, we typically read about the natives from the United States, the Incas, Mayas, Aztecas, or Olmecas. But there are other indigenous tribes in America that are less well-known, such as the indigenous people of Panama. 

Panama’s indigenous peoples contribute significantly to the richness and complexity of the nation’s unique cultural tapestry. Due to the presence of more than seven different aboriginal groups within its borders, Panama presents a rare opportunity to discover and appreciate the lively traditions and rituals of these ancestral societies. 

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Panama Railroad

by Ana Cetina, Oct 9, 2018

Imagine going from the Pacific to the Caribbean in historic railroad wooden cars admiring lush jungle and a waterway. This is what the Panama Railroad allows you to do in luxurious passenger cars. All cars are reminiscent of the Golden age of railway travel, with luxurious Wood paneling, carpeted floors, tables, soft lamp lighting, air conditioning, bathrooms, wooden blinds, large Windows and open air viewing decks. There is remodeled Southern Pacific Dome car that allows travelers to see not only through the windows but also thru the dome.

Before the railroad existed people had to cross by foot or mule in path ways built by Spain across a very complex topography. Read more…