🌴Las Clementinas knows what it really means to want a view that truly fills your senses. Come bask in the sights of the neverending summer days and nights, the hidden gardens, and an aged wall, a historical last little piece from a 1673 colonial era defense wall.
#GunaYala is amazing! We went years ago, and we want to go back very soon. We did have a great time there, but our visit was quite different from many others. We went to the "Guna City", the biggest island of the San Blas archipelago, Ustupu aka Ustupo. Few miles away from Colombia, we embarked ourselves in a 5 hour trip by boat from Cartí, the end of the road where you get the boats to go to one of the 365 islands. To get to Cartí you don't need a car: there are many transportation agencies approved by the Guna Congress (even though the Gunas live on Panamanian territories, they have their own government). You can find them online. But, we went off the tourist line, and went with Elba, who is part of our family, and we went by bus, from "la 5 de Mayo" stop. It took us far East away from the city, until the we got to a very steep road. There, 4x4 cars picked us up, and took us to the Guna territory. The road was good but, again, very steep. Once in the Island, we stayed with Elba's family. The Morales were very welcoming. They offered us to stay in the only concrete house of the island. We slept in hammocks, and experienced the ways of the Gunas. My youngest son was a cute baby back then, so all women of the town wanted to take care of him. That's the time I truly believed that it takes a village to raise a child. The community was always working together as one. We did enjoy the beautiful beaches, but our trip focused on the people, on spending time with the community, and we even got to visit a river and the jungle, since the Island is close to mainland. We got to eat the gifts of that jungle and had a great time sharing with the Morales family. #familytrip#island#islands#SanBlasIslands#SanBlasPanama#visitpanama#Panama#ExplorePanama#DiscoverPanama#DiscoveringPanama#NativeAmerican#PueblosOriginarios#Community#Family#Beach#Jungle
Our beautiful flag waving on the top of Ancon Hill. It is said that when the pirate Henry Morgan sacked Panama City in 1671, his scouts first climbed Ancon Hill to gain knowledge of the local defenses. Ancon Hill overlooks the site of the new city, constructed after Morgan's destruction of the old one. This hill is just 28 minutes 🕤 from our hotel.
Às vezes é necessário estar longe para entender a importância de algo. Minha relação com o mar sempre foi muito intensa, tive o privilégio de crescer perto, nele sempre tive as melhores ideias, sempre busquei energia e equilíbrio, nele repousa meu pai e é dele que sempre veio as energias mais positivas. Foi preciso um ano longe desse contato para entender a importância dele. Que felicidade em ter essa oportunidade tão especial aqui no Panamá. Tem gente que diz ter a alma solar, a minha é do mar. Que venham mais dias assim!
Celebration in Los Santos! 🎉home province of Clementina Herrera (Mother.) Today 10 of November we celebrate The Uprising of Los Santos in 1821 (El Grito de la Villa de Los Santos) also called the "Gesture of Rufina Alfaro". Every year in this province in Panama, a festival is hosted to celebrate the anniversary of the beginning and the first call of Panama’s independence from Spain. Rufina Alfaro according to the legend, led the march of independence on November 10, 1821 shouting 📣the words “¡Viva la libertad!” (Long Live Liberty!). Atlhought her existence is disputed, Rufina is part of the history of Panama.
The monument showed in this picture was taken from one of our visits to Los Santos, is in honor of Alfaro's memory and was sculpted by Jose Guillermo Mora Noli, if you ever visit los Santos you will see it in one of the main squares.
Stories are hidden beauties that are everywhere as long as you know where to look. At Las Clementinas, there's a little story in every corner; why not start your own by following out "Walking tour through Casco" guide? This little personalized guide is available to you upon arrival and it focuses on our experiences around the neighboring, historical and most iconic places of Casco Antiguo, San Felipe. Did you know how is called the small bag next to our guide?
Panama’s Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the national flag of Panama on November 4, 1925. ~History of Panama’s Flag Day
Panama’s flag was designed by Maria Ossa de Amador who began secretly making it on November 1, 1903. De Amador made three separate flag designs, including one design adapted from a sketch made by Manual Amador Guerrero. The design of the flag reflected the political situation in Panama at the time. Each designed section of the flag had a special meaning. The blue represented the Conservative Party while the red represented the Liberal Party, and the white sections of the flag stood for both purity and peace. The work of designing and making the new flag had to be done in secret so the Columbian army would not find it. After Panama declared independence from Columbia on November 3, 1925, the flag designed by de Amador was officially adopted on November 4, 1925.
We’re excited to begin representing @elotroladoportobelo, a boutique retreat on Panama’s Caribbean side, across from the historic enclave of Portobelo. Originally conceived as the beloved private retreat of the Eleta family, the property is surrounded by rainforest, UNESCO fortifications dating from Spanish colonial times and immerses guests in the history, art and culture of the Congo people who call the area home. Lots of great changes are coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy our IG stories for last night’s drum parade through the streets of Portobelo! #virtuosotravel#escapetheordinary#panama#discoverpanama#caribbeanvibes#lifewelltravelled#offthebeatenpath#designhotels
El nombre científico del árbol Panamá es, Sterculia apetala. Pertenece a la familias de árboles denominada Malvaceaea. Este árbol fue descrito por primera vez en la publicación Florae Columbiae terraumque adjacentium specimina selecta in peregrinatione duodecim annorum observata delineavit et descripsit2: 35, pl. 118. 1869.
Es un árbol adaptado al trópico húmedo y trópico sub-húmedo.
El árbol Panamá, árbol nacional de Panamá es originario de América Central. Se extiende desde el sur de México y Centroamérica hasta Perú y Brasil. Se ha naturalizado en Jamaica y Trinidad y se ha sembrado en el sur de Florida (Estados Unidos), Cuba, La Española, Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes.
El nombre genérico del árbol Panamá deriva del latín “Stercus” que significa excremento, debido al olor característico de hojas y flores. Es de la misma familia que el árbol de cacao. Es el árbol nacional de la República de Panamá y se considera que éste originó el nombre del país. Fue declarado oficialmente con el Decreto de Gabinete No. 371 del 26 de noviembre de 1969.
Árbol Panamá en el Parque Manuel Amador Guerrero, en La Concepción distrito de Bugaba.
#panama 🇵🇦 #panamaalnatural#fiestaspatrias#mynameispanama#discoverpanama#discoverpanamá#visitapanama#visitpanamá#visitopanama
Sad to say this was the last day in Panama. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this trip but it’s been an incredible dive into the history, culture, food and spirit of Panama. It’s so much more than just the canal. Thank you Panama for your generous welcome, I hope to be back someday! 🇵🇦 #vivapanama#guidedbycollette#travel#discoverpanama
On our final explorations of Chitrè, we visited the most famous bakery, San Pablo. Our tour manager Alvaro said that if you come to this part of Panama and don’t buy bread from San Pablo, no one will believe you visited! The staff showed us around their custom made clay ovens and let us into the kitchens to see how their specialty sweets are created! Then we made a surprise stop to visit Àngel, a pottery maker, and he showed us how he creates his artisanal pottery. He has been working with clay for over 40 years. He and just one other worker, Jose, create all sorts of products from clay. Àngel spoke with such passion for his incredible work, that we sold out his shop! We closed out the night with a farewell dinner, and celebration of Collette’s 100th birthday (and Alvaro’s 43rd!), I’m sad to leave such an amazing group but have LOVED my time in Panama! We even got to enjoy some of the national celebrations this month, as fireworks happened right outside our window. #discoverpanama#gocollette#guidedbycollette#travel#pottery#bakery
Yesterday marked the second to last day in beautiful Panama. In the region of Chitrè, it’s drier than the rest of the country, so we’ve enjoyed sunny days without any rain! In the morning Belkis and her husband William welcomed us to their home to share how they keep the tradition of the pollera dress alive. The pollera is the national dress of Panama, and the intricate detail of the dress means that one can take up to a year to create, as everything is handmade. The dress takes over 20 yards of fabric and Belkis may embroider, appliqué, or cross-stitch the garment depending on what the client requests. Along with the dress, William creates the lace edging by hand and their sons do wire and beading work to create accessories. Polleras are worn during carnivals, parades, and by the Panama representative in beauty pageants! We then went on to explore the Ron Abuelo distillery where the national drink, seco, is created, as well as amazing rum! We enjoyed the afternoon here exploring the factory and different “bodegas” where the barrels are stored to age. A delicious lunch was followed by an in depth tasting of a young rum, 7 year, 12 year, and 30 year variety! We were even able to ride in an oxcart to the facility! #discoverpanama#guidedbycollette#gocollette#travel