Head to this charming mountain town, situated around eight hours from Panama City by bus, and you’ll have a chance to enjoy a wide selection of activities. Birdwatchers will love the Talamanca mountains, home to around 1,000 species of birds, including the Resplendent Quetzal.
Coffee lovers will be pleased to hear the area is also home to some of the best beans in the world thanks to rich volcanic soils, high altitude and lots of different microclimates. Visit some of the local farms to find out how coffee gets from the bush to the cup.
Thanks to its varied geography, the area around Boquete is home to lots of adventurous activities. There is white-water rafting on the Chiriqui river, zip lining through the rainforest, and horseback riding or hiking along the many local trails.
Those who like hiking will love Volcan Baru, the highest volcano in Panama at 3,475 meters. Climb it on foot or take a 4×4 to the top if you prefer. After all of your exertions, relax in the Caldera Hot Springs to aid your recovery.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.