Agritourism has positively impacted Panama, providing added value to farms. Recently, the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) helped organize the first national conference titled "Strengthening Community Rural Eco-Agritourism: The European Experience", led by two guest speakers from Spain.
The World Bank (WB) announced the results of this year's Doing Business ranking, in which Panama achieved an escalation of six positions, from 61st up to 55th. The latest report, which assesses the ease of doing business in 189 countries around the world, ranks the isthmus number one in Central America and the fifth country in Latin America, coming in after Chile (34th), Peru (42nd), Colombia (43rd), and Mexico (53rd).
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of a patriotic movement, Andrés Villa has written his fifth novel, entitled The 9th of January. The author compiled testimonies of those who witnessed the episodes that day when Panamanians struggled to restore their national dignity.
At the National Competitiveness Forum, the General Manager of the Panama Tourism Authority, Salo Shamah, named connectivity, infrastructure, and products as the three categories in which the tourism sector has contributed towards Panama's high marks in global competitiveness.
The Presidente Remón Racetrack is just 10 minutes from downtown Panama City, located in the township of Juan Díaz, along the South Corridor and on the José Agustín Arango Road. The equestrian sporting venue is considered "Home of the best horseriders in the world" and will form part of the grand Irving Saladino Athletic Complex that encompasses the Roberto Durán gymnasium, Rommel Fernandez stadium, Eyleen Coparropa swimming pool, and Romelito synthetic tennis court. This horseracing arena, which opened on July 14, 1956, has hosted champions of the International Caribbean Classic on 13 occasions, making it the undisputed leader of horse riding.
The racetrack holds international races from Monday to Sunday and national races on Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring their children for the added attraction of pony rides offered at the racetrack.
Admission is B/.1.00, reimbursable upon placing a bet in our facilities. Additionally, you can enjoy the new and comfortable Turff Bet & Sports Bar on the 1st and 2nd floor.
Fiesta Casino Hotel Nacional is found in the city of David, in the highland province of Chiriquí. This is the country's third most important province and is packed with interesting things to see and do, whether at sea level by the Gulf of Chiriquí or up in the highlands of the Central Mountain Range. The tourism options have only been increasing in recent years in this important hub for travelers as Panama has made its mark on the global tourism map. At 440 kilometers from the capital city, the province can be reached by land or air.
Fiesta Casino Hotel Nacional, located in the commercial and banking heart of the city of David, offers the best choice of entertainment among its 294 slot machines and 10 table games (Black Jack, Baccarat, Poker, and Roulette). It also has a large restaurant bar where you can order a la carte or select from the executive buffet lunch while enjoying artistic performances.
The largest and most complete casino on the Azuero Peninsula is located in the thriving city of Chitré, in Herrera Province. The eastern part of the peninsula is known for both its baseball and Carnival, an annual festival mainly celebrated in the city of Las Tablas. Tourism is on the rise in the area thanks to attractions such as sport fishing at the marvelous beaches of Pedasí or surfing off Venao Beach. The region's cities are growing at a steady pace, yet maintain their local charm.
The 24-hour Fiesta Casino in Hotel Guayacanes is open to the public and has 153 slot machines, six table games, live entertainment and shows, a bar, security, and parking.
The theme of Hotel Guayacanes' Fiesta Casino goes beyond gambling and games of luck; it is focused on providing visitors with a complete entertainment experience. Let's get this party started!
One of the world's lowest costs of living for foreigners.
Convenient use of the U.S. dollar as currency.
The best retiree benefit program in the world.
Panama features world-class attractions, a vibrant Miami-style city, exotic tropical rainforests, beautiful mountain refuges in the perfect climate, first-rate golfing, diving, fishing, and islands and beaches on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. With all this and more, you will never get bored!
Advantages of living in Panama
-A foreign investor and retiree-friendly government.
-The fastest growing economy in the Americas.
-A quick (2-5 hour) non-stop flight away from major North American cities: Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Tampa, Dallas, Newark, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Orlando, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, and Toronto.
-Panamanians are "globalized", peaceful, friendly, and fun-loving.
-Modern infrastructure and transportation system.
-Inexpensive, top-notch health services and medical care.
-The best shopping in Latin America.
-High speed internet and telecommunication services.
-Great dining in diverse restaurants. Convenient international banking and a strong financial services sector.
-Variety of residential areas from which to choose.
Numerous U.S. publications have called Panama one of the best places in the world to retire and there are many reasons why! Enter www.visitpanama.com for more useful information to help prepare your best retirement plan. You will enjoy a complete, safe, fun, and unforgettable retirement in THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA.