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Brand new Convention Center in Panama City

The minister of tourism, Ivan Eskildsen, has announced the completion of 2 areas of the brand new Convention Center located on the Causeway, a few steps away from Franck Gehry’s Museum of Biodiversity. The new facility, aimed at replacing the aging Atlapa Convention Center, will be fully operational in April 2020, with a total area… Read more »

New boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

A gorgeous small luxury hotel has opened on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan, in Guatemala. Casa Prana is one of the most beautiful and exclusive resorts in Central America. It boasts 8 suites located on 9 acres of gardens of natural beauty, with panoramic views of the magnificent Lake Atitlan and its surrounding volcanoes…. Read more »

Feliz cumpleaños Quetzal!

Quetzal Motivo is celebrating 20 years of incentive in Central America! Our story started on the 1st of December 1999 with the opening of the first office in Costa Rica. We are proud and happy to have handled more than 1500 successful incentive trips since, in our 6 destinations (Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and… Read more »

New boutique resort in Placencia, Belize

The brand new property Itz’ana Resort & residences is opening this December in Placencia, Belize. It features private villas available for rent and a 18 bedroom hotel. They are launching a concept of “Mission-Driven Luxury”, aimed at “offering their guests authentic experiences that sustain the region’s indigenous culture and natural environment, paired with unique high-design… Read more »

Costa Rica’s Coco Island recognized as World Blue Park

This is a big year for Costa Rica’s one and only Isla del Coco (Coco Island National Park), as it received this week the “Blue Park” award for its condition as Global Ocean Refuge in the Gold category of the Marine Conservation Institute, which promotes Marine Protected Areas globally. “For Costa Rica it is an… Read more »

Embera Biakiru

A new community of Embera indigenous people can now be visited in Chagres National park.The village of Embera Drua was getting a bit too crowded, so the chef Ivan started a new village made of wooden and thatch-roof palapas, in a beautiful bit of jungle on the side of Chagres river. 20 lovely families joined… Read more »

Independence day in Central America

On the 15th of September, all countries in Central America (apart from Panama, who celebrate its independence from Spain and Colombia in November) partied for their independence day. Central America set itself free from the Spanish rule on this date in 1821, in a mostly pacific process. Thousands of people paraded in the streets of… Read more »

Quetzal Motivo at the IMEX Las Vegas 2019

This year again, we will be exhibiting at the IMEX Las Vegas, together with our hotel partners and DMC friends on the Panama booth. Margaux Fikraoui, our Account Manager, will be happy to meet you there. Stop by for a chat!

Mahogany Bay – New resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize

Finally, a big capacity luxury hotel has opened in the jewel destination of Belize. The brand new Mahogany Bay (Curio by Hilton) is a 200 units property located on the island of Ambergris Caye, 2.5 miles South of San Pedro town, alongside the 2nd largest coral reef barrier in the world. The hotel boasts a… Read more »

Panama City inaugurated its brand new airport terminal!

Panama City’s Tocumen International airport announced that its new Terminal 2 was inaugurated. Spread over a 116,000 square meter area, it features 20 self-service kiosks, 20 new aerobridges and eight new remote boarding positions. The airport now totals 54 aerobridges, 12 remote boarding positions and has the capacity to handle 25 million passengers per year. The… Read more »

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