A In the wake of Panama's recent election, the nation finds itself at a pivotal juncture, with a new leader at the helm and the hopes and expectations of its citizens riding high. After a fiercely contested campaign, marked by promises of change and pledges for a brighter future, the people of Panama have spoken, ushering in a new era of governance.
The election saw the emergence of a new president, José Raúl Mulino, who campaigned on a platform of economic revitalization, social justice, and transparency in government. Riding a wave of popular support, [Ambitious Project for Panama’s Tourism Renaissance.

Here’s what he’s saying
In a bid to capitalize on Panama's untapped tourism potential, President José Raúl Mulino has unveiled an ambitious project aimed at transforming the country into a premier destination for travelers worldwide. With its rich biodiversity, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, Panama stands poised to emerge as a top contender in the global tourism arena under Mulino's leadership.

What those this mean for you as a tourist coming to Panama?
One of the cornerstones of President Mulino's plan is the enhancement of Panama's infrastructure to accommodate the growing influx of tourists. This includes upgrades to transportation networks, such as airports, roads, and public transit systems, to ensure seamless connectivity between key tourist destinations.

President José Raúl Mulino's ambitious project marks a pivotal moment in Panama's tourism landscape, signaling a new era of growth and prosperity. By prioritizing sustainability, infrastructure development, and community engagement, the government aims to position Panama as a leading global destination, inviting travelers to discover the country's diverse natural wonders and rich cultural heritage.

Los Cajones de chame

Los Cajones de Chame is a canyon formed by the rushing waters of the Chame River. You will find this natural wonder located in the town of El Jobo.
El jobo is about 30 minutes from Coronado, Panama towards the Mountain community of Altos del Maria. Las Cajones is very   accessible now that they did the brand new road. You evene have a restaurent now nearby  and a parking lot a little fee is mandatory as the lot is private. You might be asked to pay a small fee at the entrance to park your car at the top of the hill as well, it is not mandatory as the land is public, however, you might want to just pay the small fee as these people will also be watching the cars at the entrance. 
What to Bring to Las Cajones, Chame
This tourist destinations located in rural areas, Have now some facilities such as bathrooms or drinking water. For children, or people who are not strong swimmers bring life vests. The river current can be strong in the rainy season, and most of the water is deep, aside from a few shallow swimming pools in the craters of the rock formations. Other items to bring include sunblock, hats and a pair of runners for reaching the bottom.
Getting to Las Cajones, Chame
Once you turn off the highway at the entrance to Altos del Maria onto the Bejuco - Sora highway the drive is approximately 20 minutes.
The turn on to the Bejuco-Sora Highway
There are a couple of mini-supers on the road if you want to stop for cold drinks or snacks, the selection is limited so if you’re looking for something special stock up before you exit the highway. There are also no gas stations on the road once you turn off the highway so you should gas up as well.
On the Bejuco - Sora highway you will pass through the towns of Llano Grande before arriving in El Jobo. Las Cajones is located in El Jobo, where the river of Chame passes through
What to expect at Las Cajones
Since this is a natural swimming hole, expect to see some small fish in the cold water, while they might be a bit curious about you if your standing still, they will not bother you! Other creatures like snakes and spiders live here too (after all it is the wild), however since it is a location frequented by people you likely will not encounter one. However, it is always good to keep your eyes open or carry a stick which you can rustle the grass up ahead. 
Like any river, the canyon offers deep pools which are deep enough for jumping. The most daring jump from heights up to 8 meters. If you wish to jump, it is best to ask a local where the best place to do it is.
TIP: If you want this natural beauty all to yourself try visiting during the week, or traveling down the road to a river crossing where there is another nice pool for swimming. Weekends usually bring a crowd to Las Cajones.
If you are looking to stay near Las Cajones it is best to stay in Coronado at the best BnB El litoral, the owner will be even happy to prepare you a P icnic  Basket for your day at the  Cajones de Chame.

( advice 24 h before please.) 

Elle Valle de Anton

 El Valle de Anton is a small town located in a luscious green valley of an inactive volcano crater – it’s the largest inhabited crater in the world! When the volcano blew its top a casual 3 million years ago, the crater became a lush, green valley surrounded on all sides by the remaining volcanic ridges. The volcano has sat dormant for thousands of years and now is a favorite weekend getaway for Panamanians and visitors looking to escape the city. It’s unique cooler micro-climate, abundance of hiking trails, and many unique environmental and natural attractions make El Valle a popular weekend destination, especially for local Panamanians. It draws adventurous Panama City crowds who want to get out to the “mountains” in only 45 minutes of Coronado .

There isn’t much nightlife or partying here and it’s a small outdoorsy town, so be prepared to have a relaxing and tranquil experience here.


After a very good breakfast you could hike Cerro La Gaita and be at the top for some amazing photos. The trailhead is about 20 minutes from El Valle and the hike to the top should take at the most, an hour, so plan accordingly.  After you’ve had your fill, head back down the steep but short trail. Going down should take you less than half the time going up.
Next the Butterfly House to get some educational information about the life cycle of butterflies, what makes blue morpho butterflies so shiny, and about the many types of butterflies in Central America and Panama. You can also walk through the greenhouse and watch all the butterflies and even let them land on you. Entrance to the Butterfly House is $5 USD and the house is open from 9 am to 4 pm, with final entrance at 3:30 pm.
Next, it’s off to Chorro el Macho waterfall. Only a 30 minute walk from town, this waterfall is the tallest in the region. It has a pool big enough for swimming at the bottom so bring a bathing suit and towel. It’s $5 USD entrance to the waterfall and an additional $5 if you plan on swimming. Above the waterfall, there is a canopy and zip-line company. You could zip-line overhead and walk along the suspension bridges in the canopy for $53 USD per person. Make sure to give yourself enough time if you plan on doing both activities. The canopy tour lasts an hour and a half. The waterfall is open from 8 am to 5 pm everyday.
After a nice day in the nature you could come back at the BnB El Litoral and relax before your Ultimate culinaire experience and immerse yourself in the relaxed ambiance under the stars of our outdoor BBQ space, surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature with a nice bottle of wine.

(please reserve 24 h before)