Essential Scuba Diving Techniques You Should Know

Essential Scuba Diving Techniques You Should Know

After completing your scuba diving certification, it can seem like the ocean is your oyster and you know all there is to know about this exciting activity. However, over time, some of the knowledge that you learned in training can wash away or slip your mind as you get more comfortable in the water. As such, it’s important to remember …

best places to visit in panama

10 Top Places to Visit in Panama

Many of our guests stay at Cala Mia Island Resort during their entire vacations. With so many activities, it’s easy to do so. Panama Nautical Club is our on-site facility, which organizes fishing trips in the Gulf of Chiriquí. The resort also has an NAUI certified dive center.   If you are looking to combine your trip with other destinations, then we have a list …

How to Travel to Panama with Your Dog

How to Travel to Panama with Your Dog

Few travel buddies are better than man’s best friend—especially if you are traveling to Panama, which offers a wide range of pet-friendly activities that you and your dog will love. However, traveling to the beautiful country of Panama with your canine companion can pose several unique challenges and requires an extensive amount of preparation. As such, it is important to …

Strategies for a Stress-Free Vacation with Your Kids

Strategies for a Stress-Free Vacation with Your Kids

Traveling with your children lets your family form priceless memories that you’ll all remember for many years to come. However, planning a trip with your kids also poses several unique challenges that you don’t experience when traveling solo or with an older crowd. From keeping kids entertained to keeping track of all your belongings, traveling with your kids can be …

What Are the Best Places to Dive in Panama?

What Are the Best Places to Dive in Panama?

Located in the Gulf of Chiriquí Marine Park, Cala Mia Island Resort delivers some of the best diving in Panama. Our resort has an NAUI Dream Destination dive center with an instructor who can teach you in case you need to become certified or simply want to advance your diving level. During your vacation to Panama, you can choose from …

What Can I Catch While Fishing in Panama?

What Can I Catch While Fishing in Panama?

Visitors always ask us what to expect while fishing in Panama, and the answer is lots of catches year-round! Of course, some months are better than others, especially if you are looking for a particular species. This article should help you decide when to visit and learn what are the most popular Panamanian fish species. Cala Mia Island Resort resides …

Explore Isla Secas in the Gulf of Chiriquí Marine Park in Panama

Explore Isla Secas in the Gulf of Chiriquí Marine Park in Panama

One of Panama’s most remote locations is the archipelago of Islas Secas in the Gulf of Chiriquí. It is precisely its location that has allowed this area to remain completely virgin.  A group of 16 islands arose from the ocean as part of a volcanic underwater mountain range. In total, this Panama archipelago has 2471 acres (1,000 hectares) in the …

Advanced Hiking Trails to Take in Boquete, Panama

Advanced Hiking Trails to Take in Boquete, Panama

Panama is a stunning country filled with breathtaking nature and incredible wildlife. To fully immerse yourself in the incredible natural surroundings the country has to offer, go on a hike. Home to some of the best hiking trails in Panama is Boquete, a breathtaking mountain town situated at the base of the Baru Volcano—the country’s tallest peak. If you’re interested …

The Different Types of Scuba Diving

The Different Types of Scuba Diving

Out of envy for fish and their ability to endlessly explore the beautiful and vibrant world beneath the surface, scuba diving was born. Scuba diving is a popular activity among ocean enthusiasts, daredevils, and those simply looking for a fun way to spend their vacation. Now an extremely popular activity, many different forms of scuba diving have emerged to suit …

A Basic Bird-Watching Equipment Checklist

A Basic Bird-Watching Equipment Checklist

Many nature-lovers across the globe consider bird-watching a relaxing and enjoyable hobby. You can bird-watch with the naked eye, but being prepared with the proper equipment can greatly enhance your experience. Here is a basic bird-watching equipment checklist to help you prepare for your next birding outing. Binoculars Perhaps the most useful piece of equipment a birder should have is a pair …