Panama is the perfect place to consider if you’re planning your next trip abroad or looking for a new spot to call home for a while. In fact, the country is considered a tax haven and therefore it is popular spot for retirees from North America to hang out since the general cost of living is lower than it might be at home. This week’s installment of Snapshot Monday ~ Panama will definitely have you seriously considering a trip to the gorgeous country!
Snapshot Monday ~ Panama
Not only is Panama an affordable destination, this tropical spot also has good weather that typically hovers around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with nights being naturally cooler than the days.
Even during the rainy season, which runs between April and December, the mornings are usually cloud-free though, as in all tropical destination, a shower is likely to break out and cool things off. Another great feature of this beautiful country is there are no hurricanes to worry about as the country is located outside that particular region.
Panama is additionally a good vacation spot for nature lovers, as the country is known for its biodiversity. The country’s name is even thought to have derived from a local term that means an abundance of something but the jury is still out on whether or not the item in question is fish, trees, or butterflies.
Native species that can be found here also include rare frogs and a wide variety of orchids. However, if fishing is more your speed, do the ecosystem a favor and try your hand at catching the imported bass that have been making a nuisance of themselves in Gatún Lake by running off all the native species.
Panama is additionally a popular destination for adventure-sport lovers with available activities including white water rafting and rock climbing.
Local artworks that visitors might want to bring home include traditional appliqued cloths known as molas and handmade woven baskets. The country is also well known for their chocolate and coffee. Gourmands can easily sample both at their source by visiting here and get some to take home with them as well.
So why not consider stopping by our Snapshot Monday spot on your next vacation? Snapshot Monday ~ Panama – consider it for your next destination vacation.
*According to the CDC in Atlanta, pregnant women should avoid travel to certain South American countries, including Panama, because of the risk that they might be exposed to the Zika virus.
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