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Teak Plantation

Teak Plantation

Deep into the Darien Jungle of Panama, a young forest of teak stands tall. Planted nearly 15 years ago, the trees of this teak plantation will be ready for harvest in 10 years. Teak, Tectona grandis, is a tropical hardwood native
Playa Venao

Playa Venao

Playa Venao is located on the southeastern coast of the Azuero peninsula. This region juts out from the main body of Panama into the mighty Pacific...
Organic Mango Farm

Organic Mango Farm

While we were in Panama, Cody and I had a wonderful visit to the organic mango farm, Simply Natural. The mango tree is a tropical bearing fruit tre...
Panama City, Panama

Panama City, Panama

The small but immensely important country of Panama is known as the crossroads of the Americas. Geographically, Panama is an isthmus connecting North America to South America and economically