Panamanians gather for annual Feria del Mar festival

From 14 September  to 20 September, thousands of Panamanians and tourists alike will gather at Bocas del Toro, Panama, to celebrate the country’s Caribbean culture at the annual Feria del Mar.

The beach at Bocas del Toro, Panama.

The beach at Bocas del Toro, Panama. Image by Eric Cleves Kristensen / CC BY 2.0

Activities include motorboat and rowboat races, musical and artistic performances from folkloric troupes and local bands, and a fishing tournament, the highlight of the fair during which participants have been known to haul in catches the size of grown men. The festival will also be serving up a number of traditional seafood and fish dishes and feature a number of artisans selling their wares. Read more: the

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