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Panamanian Travel

  • Lonely Planet's Panama (2nd edition).  Personally our favorite  guidebook on Panama.  This in-depth volume provides detailed coverage of Panama, accommodations for any budget, restaurant coverage, and 42 detailed maps of cities, parks, beaches and even surf sites.  Before you come visit us, order your copy of Lonely Planet's Panama Guide.  You won't be sorry, and it will be great reading for your flight to Panama City.

Panamanian History

  • The Path Between the Seas:  The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914, by David McCullough.  This is one of the most fantastic non-fiction pieces we've ever read on any topic, period.  It starts with early European exploration of what is now Panama, includes the first attempt by the French to cut a sea-level canal, and ends with the American Success at cutting the current canal.  Upon finishing this book, one of us flew to Panama City to take the all-day train tour of the Canal.  Once you start reading, you will have a hard time putting it down.  The book is that good!

  • How Wall Street Created a Nation:  J.P. Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, and the Panama Canal, by Ovidio Diaz Espino.  Illustrates how a combination of financial gain and arrogant American imperialism culminated in the building of the Panama Canal.

  • Panama, by Carlos Ledson Miller.  Captures the sweep of Panama's tumultuous history.  Moving between past and present -- from pivotal events in Panama's past to the American withdrawal from the Canal in 1999 -- this is the fast-paced saga of a man and a nation searching for their identities.

The Panamanian Environment

  • A Guide to the Birds of Panama, by Robert S. Ridgely and John A. Gwynne.  This is the first paperback version of the second edition of the popular "A Guide to the Birds of Panama."  Pick up a copy to learn more about the birds you're likely to see on Panamadera's eco-developments.

  • A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America & Southeast Mexico, by Fiona A. Reid.  A comprehensive guide to the mammals of Central America.  Illustrated with 48 full-color plates and many drawings, the book accounts for all mammals native to the land and surrounding waters of Central America.    Learn about the animals you might encounter at Panamadera's eco-developments.

  • Adventures in Nature Panama, by William Friar and Bill Friar.  Highlights the most interesting places and activities for adventure travelers.  Includes vivid scenic descriptions of Panama -- from the cool highlands like Boquete, to the lowland tropical forest -- along with tips on getting around and a wide variety of accommodation options.

Panama-Related Fiction

  • The Tailor of Panama, by John Le Carre.  A spy novel set in Panama, where a plot is in place to make void the Panama Treaty, which would return control of the Panama Canal to the Panamanians in 1999.  Even though 1999 has come and passed, and the Canal is safely in the hands of the Panamanians, this is still a good read.


  • Panama Map, by International Travel Maps and Books of Vancouver, Canada.  Map of Panama and portion of its neighbors with elevations indicated by color changes.

  • Panama Guide-Map, by Treaty Oak (Editor), Editorial Escudo De Oro, S.A.

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