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Fast Facts

In Panama, plantains, one of the locals’ favorite treats, are served three different ways: as patacones, salty fried green plantains cut crosswise; maduros, sweeter, fried plantains; or tajadas, baked plantains cut lengthwise and covered in cinnamon.

They flooded the Rio Chagres to create the artificial Gatun Lake while digging the Panama Canal. Today, the Rio Chagres watershed supplies 80 percent of the water needed to operate the Panama Canal and satisfy the area’s inhabitants.

Region: Central America

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When to Go

Panama celebrates Carnaval with festive music, dancing and a lively parade four days preceding Ash Wednesday.

The best time to experience the Pacific side of Panama, weather-wise, would be during the country’s drier months, December through mid-April. The mountainous areas can get cold at night.

The rainy season extends from mid-April to November. The eastern coast of Panama, north of the mountains, sees rain throughout the year. February, March, September, and October are usually drier. Temperatures in the lowlands remain warm, at times reaching around 90 F during the daytime.

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