Tourism Authority selects the ten wonders of Panama

June 14, 2009

The Panama Tourism Authority announced the winners of its contest “The ten wonders of Panama”, which aimed to select the best tourist site in each one the nine provinces.

The voting was done using the interactive web site of the Tourism Authority where people were able to vote for their favorite place.

The competition aimed to promote tourism in the provinces, because the majority of the advertisement resources are concentrated in the capital city.

The ten winning sites will receive a combined prize of $1 million for a period of three years to advertise and promote an internal tourism campaign for the chosen sites.

The ten winning places are: Colon, the San Lorenzo Fort; Bocas del Toro, Pajaro Island; Chiriqui, Las Calderas de Gualaca; Darien, Las Piñas Bay; Herrera, Santo Domingo church; Los Santos, Santa Librada church; Panama, Bayano Lake; Veraguas, San Francisco de la Montaña church and Cocle, Basilica Menor de Santiago.