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Check out the new website “Discover Panama”

The ATP (Panama’s Tourism Authority) has launched a new website to promote the country’s highlights, culture, indigenous tribes and the beauty of its wild landscapes, fauna and flora. To face the covid crisis, Panama has decided to drive its tourism sector towards sustainable experiences and closeness to nature. It shares stories of experienced travelers who… Read more »

Panama and Belize airports are open!

Belize has been quite spared by the crisis so far (only 2500 cases and 37 deaths in the country in total). Belize City’s Airport and international flights reopened on the 1st of October. In Panama, the tourism sector is officially allowed to work again as of today (October 12th). The airport and international flights are… Read more »

Dinner in the Sky – Panama City

The concept « Dinner in the Sky » is now available in Panama. The crane will lift up your VIP group (up to 22 pax) and their dining table equipped with safety seats, at the location of your choice (avenida Balboa, Causeway, private yacht marina of Isla Flamenco…). You will then be served a gourmet plated menu, prepared… Read more »

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 »

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