Panama offers travelers prime marine life viewing experiences from May to October. The country’s unique location between North and South America, and the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, lends itself to ideal conditions for humpback whale migration and sea turtle nesting and hatching. Explore Panama’s unspoiled shores for an up-close experience with marine life.
Panama is one of two regions in the world where humpback whales from the northern and southern hemispheres visit. More than 1,000 humpback migrate to Panama each year, June–October. Panama is also home to more than 30 species of whales and dolphins. The Pearl Islands and Taboga Island in the Gulf of Panama offer prime whale-watching locations. Coiba National Park is another popular spot. It’s one of the 50 UNESCO Marine World Heritage sites.
Sea turtle nesting season takes place May–September. More than 200 of Panama’s beaches offer protective nesting sites for the marine creature. Nesting season is the only time sea turtles are visible on land. There are five turtle species that call Panama home, and all are classified either endangered, critically endangered or vulnerable by the World Wildlife Fund. Los Santos, along the Pacific coast, is one of the top nesting sites in the country. Groups like the Sea Turtle Conservancy and Panama Wildlife Conservation ensure the turtles safely lay eggs, hatch and return to open waters.
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Nayara Tented Camp in Costa Rica finishes phase two of its work to enhance its property, featuring a new main common area with a reception tent, as well as a new bar, lounge, restaurant, swimming pool and fire pit. Phase two also saw the completion of several new accommodations, such as two four-bedroom tented residences, six two-bedroom tents and eight more standalone tents.
Stoneacre Hospitality Group expanded its suite of offerings with the grand opening of the remodeled Chart House Inn in Newport, Rhode Island. Situated in the city’s historic district, the inn’s lengthy history adds character and charm to each room and suite. Its proximity to many of Newport’s restaurants, shops and museums makes it the ideal place to stay for a New England vacation.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Emerald Cruises christened its newest Star-Ship, Emerald Luna, in a ceremony in Amsterdam as it prepares to sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers of Europe. Equipped to host up to 180 guests, Emerald Luna saw many members of Scenic Group, the parent company of Emerald Cruises, attend the ceremony, including U.S. travel industry advocate and educator Vanessa McGovern, who took honors as godmother during the ceremony.
The day we visited, we each brought our biggest worry, written on a scrap of paper, meticulously folded into the smallest possible contortion, ready to slip into a crack of the Western Wall. Feeling giddy, we descended a limestone staircase into the rectangular Prayer Plaza.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
With the launch of Octantis in Antarctica last winter, Viking dipped a toe into the growing expedition cruising market and will jump in with both feet when its twin, Polaris, launches later in 2022. The pair bring the total number of Viking ships — river, ocean and expedition — to 97 cruising all seven continents.