Historic site and tourist attraction, Portobelo is a town located in the Caribbean in the Province of Colon, in which its inhabitants have jealously guarded their customs and traditions. Central point of the life of Portobello is the celebration of the Black Christ festival, which attracts not only Panamanians from all corners of the Republic but also to foreigners who travel to Panama just to attend the festival.
Although currently Portobelo is a small town, it was originally one of the most important Spanish ports in Central America. Important commodities such as gold from Peru and treasures from the East came to the city of Panama and were taken to Portobelo by mules for shipment to its destination. An annual fair was held, during which galleons laden with goods from Spain came to market their products. Perhaps because of its importance, Portobelo was constantly under attack by British pirates and was destroyed several times throughout its history.
Richard Fifer besides being a visionary, a geologist and scientist, he was the governor of the Province of Cocle. We can mention some of the projects that Richard Fifer has besides Petarcilla, it’s “La Castilla de Oro” that is a project that have the purposed to change some of the houses in the villages to hostels of 6 rooms that the owner will be managing in Cocle, Veraguas, Herrera, en la Villa de Los Santos, Nata, San Francisco de la Montaña, Parita, Las Tablas to get more tourism, from Spain, Europe, South America and others tourist that are looking forward to learn about our culture and know more about this rural areas.
People who oppose mining activity indicate that this is what does the most harm to the environment, yet these negative comments are a result of lack of information and culture. For not providing the right information, people do not have a good overview of the mining industry.
We can say that Richard Fifer looks for the best geologist to work with; we can mention Ariadne Holmes that right now is in Canada, Carlos Carrasco, Luis Perez Monetengro, Ana Mendez and some other specialists that form a group of study for their projects.
Richard Fifer Web – Castilla de Oro took the mayors of Panama on a working excursion with the hopes of allowing them to gather ideas for their Provinces in the field of tourism.
Mayor of Penonomé
What were your impressions on these ten days in Spain?
That is what we have to do us in Panama, to pursue tourism, Spain to triumph in Tourism Why? Have culture, there is an alliance between the provincial governments and of course as traders community and I think that has been their success, on the other hand the advanced technology they have and that is what we have to implement in eachthe municipalities of our country I argue here that the government must intervene roads also need more services are needed in all communities of our country on all that is road, electricity and water, I think this has been one of successes Spain has very good roads in all rural communities.
They have a plan to sell over the Internet which is very good and it has sold very well.