Plan in progress. The first phase of "Project for the Archaeological and Scenic Recovery of the Convent of Santo Domingo Cloister in the Historical Monument Sector of Old Panama" is nearly completed. This monument was erected in 1519. Thus far they have conducted a historical investigation and geophysical survey and are presently at work on an on-site archaeological excavation program.
Sarigua National Park is not a desert anymore, thanks to a natural recovery program being developed on its 8,000 hectares of land, located in Parita, Herrera Province.
Around 450 million balboas are expected to be invested in hotels across the country in 2013, surpassing the 433 million spent on this sector of tourism in 2012, according to estimates by the Panama Tourism Authority.  
Two mega projects that will set off a boom in the hotel industry in the country's interior provinces will begin this year. The first to be erected, located on San Antonio beach in El Higo de San Carlos, will be a latest-generation mega resort comprising 601 rooms, a convention center, nightclubs and golf courses, at a cost of 120 million balboas.

Artisanal fishermen and boatmen in the Gulf of Montijo, on the Pacific coast of Veraguas Province, now have a new opportunity to launch a small business and earn income from responsible ecotourism, a way to enjoy the sea without jeopardizing its natural resources or the ecosystem.