Pirates of the Caribbean
Henry Morgan’s cannons blasted their way into Panama 500 years ago, heralding in a previously unforeseen expansion project for the Spanish Crown: explore, populate and conquer the region, and of course, bring back its gold. Military strategies and architecture were crucial to defend and trade the new treasures found not only in Panama but also in the South American Inca Empire. Pirate-extraordinaire Henry Morgan obtained the authorization from the British empire to ransack Spanish possessions, setting the stage for an ongoing battle for Caribbean treasures that would shape much of world history for centuries to come.
Panama´s geographical position has provoked, over the years, an impressive intercultural and commercial exchange from all over the world, it became a place where pirates, conquerors, local people and slaves get together and Panama became a relevant place for the world commerce. Offensive and defensive strategies were made along the Caribbean and the Pacific Coast where the real legendary stories of the Pirates of the Caribbean took place.
Pursuing the ancient pathway, the revealing Pirates of the Caribbean experience will lead you to unexpected places, discover Las Cruces Trail route, fortresses and the Caribbean Sea from the Pirates point of view. The revealing Pirates of the Caribbean experience begins at Panama “La Vieja”(Panama the Old town) following the commercial trade history “Casco Antiguo”. The Pirates route will lead you to unexpected places such as the natural course of the Chagres River, the ancient fluvial route of Las Cruces Trail.
Then a visit to the new Lock Gates of Agua Clara, which is truly a show case of the living Panama. Canal. Pursuing the ancient pathway, the quest will take you to San Lorenzo Fort. The tropical rainforest will welcome us along Monkey s Trail, ending in a scenic journey from the ocean – the pirates point of view – on board the Xplore Catamaran sailing the Caribbean Sea. Now is the time to relax at a secluded, seducing Caribbean beach where wilderness and sand combine in powerful surroundings. Exotically topping it off with Drake s Island.
The Pirates of the Caribbean route will directly relive in Portobelo one of the most iconic sites. Art will come alive at El Otro Lado Private Retreat and its local art workshop. The Farahona crossing will extricate you through plentiful mangroves. Then we will go back to Panama City where all the adventure began and you will enjoy time at leisure
Places to visit in this experience
Panama The Old
Agua Clara Lock Gates
Las Cruces Trail
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