I did not had a chance to say good bye, neither to thank you for all your
attentions and profesional service that you had with our group. Now
I do it with a gift:
This month an article 4 pages long has been published at Expedicones
Magazine(distributed in all Mexico) and it is devoted to all rivers that
operates Adventures Panama, including contact information. It
will be at stores for two months. I will send you some samples.
Thank you very much for everything and receive a warm greeting from
You can see our own trip report coverage on this at our
issue of Atrevete a Vivir of November 2008
Azuero Peninsula - August 2009 by Javier Romero Gerbaud
Beautiful people, Panama folklore, surfing, diving, nature, carnival,
landscapes and some other distinctive features make Azuero area unique.
I made a 4 days "quick trip" and I wish to come back. Here are some
highlights of our trip:
Isla Iguana National Park: a petit
island 20 minutes in a 40hp motorboat is a paradise for snorkeling and
bird observation or just for relaxing over its white sanded beach.
Pedasi: a town that preserves the
enchantment of Panama most representative culture in its building,
people, and customs.
Driving from Tonosi to Las Tablas: we
drove at sun set and I just can regret not driving it at daylight.
The little I saw was beautiful
Playa Venao: One of surfers most reputable
La Playita: Small beach resort with
its own coral reef barrier. Beware of Ñu. Thoset big birds,
relative of african ostrich, hit on us as the velociraptors ambushing
their prey at Jurassic Park. You might like or dislike the place
but visit it.
Cambutal Beach: Great for diving, snorkeling or fishing.
Many hotels being build nearby
Isla Cañas: The place to see turtles laying
eggs, from august to september
Achiote Laboratory: The world´s only
laboratory investigating how to breed yellow fin tuna fish. They
had gone as far as been able to have new borns from trapped adult
specimens but they don´t grow to a mature stageas yet. A
tuna fish can weight up to 300 lbs.
Whales Observation: I wanted to see
whales in Panama. Everyone talked about it and I had never seem one.
Therefore this was my more precious objective. And after basically
daring everyone I met to proof the existance of the whales(everyone when
approached would tell us that we just missed them) my dream became true
the very last day. In our way back from Isla Iguana we saw a mother
humpback whale with its calf heading our way. We turned off the
motor and we were almost in collision course with the couple that came
as close as 15 ft before the captain was forced to turned on the engine
to get some distance because some people aboard his 20 ft long boat
became shocked in panic due to the proximity of these huge mammals.
Thanks to Marco Díaz,
founder of Isla Iguana Foundation, for his invaluable assistance on
planning this trip.
1. Aventuras Panamá celebrates its
Whao ! 15 years ago the Chagres Challenge started.
Who would be crazy enough to bring mules and horses as far from Volcan,
Chiriqui to the small town of San Cristobal at Chagres National Park, make a
road of 4-5 km of concrete tracks in order to get in 4x4 to San Cristobal, and
to do the first reinforced trail in a National Park of Panama(about 5 km long):
Aventuras Panama !
2. Original Pictures of Panama
We are about to launch a site with online information about
Panama and we are in search of original pictures that tells how
beautiful our coutry is. They could be related to landscapes, people,
flora and fauna or activities. If you wish to contribute send them to
. with Panama Picture in the Subject line.
They will be considered donation and senders would agree to give up any future
author claim on them.
3. Anniversary Promotion
We will give to "Atrevete a Vivir" members a free The Chagres
Challenge T-shirt with every three new referral members that
suscribes before October 2009. Just instruct your referrals to write down
at the Notes field that shows up at the end of the online suscribtion processes
"referred by" + "YOUR NAME". It all starts by writing his/her email at the
provided field below the main title, August 2009, of this page.
You can also send us a email to
with their emails for us to verify their
This offer is limited to only 100 T-shirts. You know how great those t-shirts
that our guides wear are so hurry while supplies last.
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