Panama – the country that connects North and South Americas. It is famous for Panama Canal, sloths and delicious fruits. A decision to spend the last winter there was quite spontaneous.
Panama – the country that connects North and South Americas. It is famous for Panama Canal, sloths and delicious fruits. A decision to spend the last winter there was quite spontaneous. We hadn’t purchased tickets to Asia yet (this was our early plan) and after sharing some thoughts on the New Year’s eve with our friend who had already been to Panama, we started to deliberate whether we could change to the other side of globe... Few days later we had our tickets and in the middle of January we boarded the plane.
From the Panama City airport we had to transfer to Punta Chame peninsula, 120 kilometres away from the capitol. On our way there, while waiting in huge traffic jams, we could observe skyscrapers standing next to the slums. Then we drove into famous Pan-American Highway and soon reached our destination – the Machete Kites school where our friends were working.
The school is located at the very end of peninsula from the Pacific side and borders with a famous Nitro City. Tides are quite big there, so the beach can vary from 2 to 100 metres wide. When the sea level is low, it becomes flat, while at the high one there’s a chance for small waves fun. Once a month the tide is so low that there are sand dunes in a middle of the bay, so you can enjoy endless flat water! There’s a lot of winds and even in the windless day, or when you just want to take a break, there’s plenty of surfing spots, both for beginners and advanced riders.
Those were very good two months – super-riding, wild beaches, delicious food and great people. Panama definitely won my heart and I will come back there without a doubt.