Published by the Panama Tourism Bureau August 2004 edition PANAMA’S TOURISM ENJOYED AN UNPRECEDENT 5-YEAR INCREASE. According to Liriola Pittí, General Manager of IPAT (Panama Tourism Bureau) in the last five years (1999-2004) the number of visitors to the country increased 40% or 3.4 million, over the previous five years 1994-1999.

The rugged beauty of Nicaragua lies waiting to be explored and offers a new and fascinating destination for visitors in search of an authentic and unique travel experience. The country offers an intriguing mix of rich history, friendly people and dramatic landscapes. Its lush geography is filled with an abundance of lakes, rivers, colonial, Read More

Sunny days, tropical breezes, and the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea frame a romantic setting for an unforgettable honeymoon in exotic Belize at Jaguar Reef Lodge and Coco Plum Island Resort. The intimate and unique resort’s Honeymoon Expedition Romance Packages takes care of all the details and offers the perfect lover’s getaway. The 8 Days/7, Read More

On April 3, weekly flights started arriving from Mexico City and as of September 10, weekly charters will begin arriving from Helsinki. All these flights will be landing in Tocumen International Airport, along with three weekly flights from Canada and one from Italy. Most of the European visitors are looking for beaches and ecoturism., Read More

Nicaragua offers a fascinating destination for visitors in search of an authentic and unique travel experience. Central America’s “best kept secret” offers a landscape filled with an abundance of lakes, rivers, colonial cities, untouched forests, sandy beaches and some of the greatest concentration of volcanoes and inland bodies of water in the world. In, Read More

Dive the famous Belize Barrier Reef while staying at Jaguar Reef Lodge. Surrounded by millions of acres of reef and rainforest, the lodge offers unlimited opportunities for diving, snorkeling, fishing, biking, kayaking and hiking through pristine and protected eco-systems. Billed as the perfect scuba diving vacation—the Dive and Stay Package offers Belize’s best diving, Read More

Cedar Cabins Botanical Trail opened its doors to the public on January 5th, 2004. The trail is located at Mile 37 on the Western Highway in the Cayo District, (5 miles from the Belize Zoo and 14 miles from the nation’s capital, Belmopan) and only ¾ of a mile from the Western Highway on, Read More

Stars, celebrities, and Hollywood hot-shots experience another world by snatching their well-worth-it R&R in unique and exciting locales such as a canopy-level resort in the Amazon Rainforest, a diving resort in Honduras, Bay Islands, and a hillside resort overlooking Costa Rica’s Pacific Ocean. EcoRepublic, a group of independently owned lodges and cruises in Central, Read More

Costa Rica’s travel industry appears to be putting past hard years behind after closing the year 2003 with an 8 percent increase, a couple of percentage points above the previous 6 percent estimate. Tourism Minister Rodrigo Castro said that nearly half the total of visitors coming to the country hail from the United States, Read More

Travelers in search of soft adventure and nature travel options in Central and South America now have a new resource: a print and online catalog by EcoRepublic. Options are arranged by 15 special interests ranging from bird watching and mountain biking, to jungle hiking, archeology and diving; by destination; and by lodging. Lodgings are, Read More