Panama

Panama

Tsar Events is the only DMC & PCO in Panama managed by:
- Certified MEETING Professional (CMP) — a globally recognized professional accreditation for meeting management.
- Certified DESTINATION MANAGEMENT Professional (DMCP) — a globally recognized professional accreditation for destination management.

From “concept to reality”, our services and events are designed to meet the creative, motivational and budgetary needs of the professional meeting planner or executive.

We work with you from the initial concept and design through to successful program execution.

Tsar Events Panama DMC & PCO is a full-service destination management company that can assist you with:
• Destination communication
• Incentive & cultural programs
• Themed parties and special events
• Meeting & planning services
• Ground transportation
• Hotel accommodation

About Panama

Panama is a versatile treasure of Central America, still hidden and undiscovered as a destination. Have you ever imagined it is even possible to find yourself between the skyscrapers in New York, but only in a half an hour from the capital you’re already getting through heavy tree covers resembling Amazon Jungle? Do you think it is the last travel inside one country for this day? Then you’ll be once again surprised to go for “copas” in Sevilla-like district called Casco Viejo, and discover the amazing nightlife of Panama City.
Panama, likewise a diamond, got its unique cut thanks to its long history and the variety of countries, that took part not just in the construction of world- famous Panama Canal, but generally in establishment of Panama as a separated, full grown state.
Here you’re able to make your stay fully diversified, changing your usual city lifestyle to visiting local tribe of Embera Village: swim in the waterfall, try local food and learn traditional dances – what can be better than this kind of digital detox nowadays?

Panama Highlights

• Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal Visit – is a must see in Panama.
• Unique opportunity to visit an ancient tribe Embera and discover the new authentic culture.
• Dinner in Panama Viejo – 500 year ruins of the first city with folklore show during the evening
• Jeep Safari to the top of the dormant volcano Baru through the jungle
• Exclusive visit to the newly opened Cocoli Locks with technical excursion inside

Recommended Experiences

• The Museum of Biodiversity in Panama City, first building designed by architect Frank Gehry in Latin America
• Casco Viejo, the historic district and the gourmet center of Panama City
• Mi Pueblito – an artificial reproduction of Panamanian village
• Panama Viejo – historical monument complex where the city originally started
• Soberania National Park with a Sloth Rescue Center and a cable car over the jungle

Fun Facts about Panama

• Panama hats are actually Ecuadorian. Despite the name, and representation in popular culture, Panama’s iconic tropical hats are actually originally Ecuadorian. They were common among men along the Ecuadorian coast, and became so popular for warm weather climates, that they were exported to the tropics all over the world. In the early 20th century, this hat was the preferred style (and sun-shielding tool) for the Panamanian aristocracy, and was so popular, that they were adopted and made locally to fill the demand.
• In Panama, you can see the sun rise on the Pacific, and set on the Atlantic. This is due to the unique sideways “S” shape of Panama, which makes the Pacific to the South for a large portion of the country, and the Atlantic to the North. This can make directions tricky as well, as the country’s main highway pretty much exclusively runs east to west, while at the same time, curving to adapt to the “S” shape.
• Panama City is the only capital city in the world that is home to a rainforest. It’s hard to imagine a rainforest in a major city, but Panama has it! After just a short taxi ride from the city center, you can be smack in the heart of one of the most bio-diverse rainforests in the hemisphere, and you don’t even have to leave the city limits.
• A stamp helped US senators decide to build the canal in Panama instead of Nicaragua. U.S. Senators were undecided about where to build the Canal, whether in Panama or in Nicaragua. Philippe Bunau-Varilla, who lobbied for a Panamanian Canal, sent every senator a Nicaragua postage stamp depicting one of the country's many volcanoes. It was an effective ploy: Panama had no volcanoes, thus was a safer bet. The U.S. senators agreed Panama was a better option. The stamp can be found today in the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
• Panama was the first country outside the united states in which Coca Cola was sold. Coca Cola was first sold in Panama in 1906.
• The emergence of the isthmus of Panama contributed to human evolution. Homo sapiens exist because of the change in climate patterns caused by the emergence of the isthmus of Panama. Without Panama, humans would still live on trees!
• The lowest toll ever paid to transit the canal was 36 cents. The lowest toll ever paid for transiting the Panama Canal was 36 cents (equivalent to $5.13 in 2017), by American Richard Halliburton who swam across the isthmus in 1928.

Location information

Panama is located on an isthmus that extends over 75,517 km2, joining Central America and South America. Bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. By land it borders on the east with Colombia and on the west with Costa Rica. Panama City is the capital of Panama Republic.

Panama is a key connecting point for travel throughout Latin America, with its largest airport, Tocumen International, being the busiest in Central America. Located on the outskirts of Panama City and currently is undergoing a major expansion, the airport is home to Copa Airlines, which 180 flights to 55 destinations in 27 countries, the most extensive service available in the region. Its routes are complemented by more than 20 other airlines, which serve Tocumen from Europe and the Americas.

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