There are a number of good restaurants which serve an array of specialties. Seafood is plentiful, but on the Caribbean side you can have a lot of Caribbean King Crab, lobster and shrimp.
During the wedding ceremony, the Priest blesses a plate of coins and gives them to the groom, who gives them to his bride as a wedding present after the ceremony. At the wedding reception a bride doll, that is dressed like the bride is placed at the main table.
The "bride doll" is covered with little charms, which are given to the guests.
Is that hand on your knee a flirtatious come-on, or a culturally distinct approach to personal space?
Is splitting the bill a nod to equal gender relations, an unforgivable challenge to your date’s masculinity or the sign of an incorrigible tight-wad?
There is an indigenous people called the "Kunz" which are quite photogenic. They will usually allow it - but give them something for the favor.
The picture that you will get will be one of your favorite. They are most concerned with someone who will listen carefully and they will respect you all the more.
While the relative calm of a laid-back cocktail bar might appeal, the best approach is to head towards the sound of a pounding salsa beat and shuffling couple feet, according to James Flood, a 30-year-old British who has had numerous romantic (or so he claims) dalliances with local Latinas in his travels in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba and Colombia.
Salsa Dance “Get a couple of basic salsa lessons – seriously,” he advised.
They then offer the sake to the families: first the groom's father, then his mother, the bride's father, then her mother.
This beautiful gesture represents a new family bond and demonstrates respect for the parents.
Among the handicrafts to buy are clothing, ceramics and wood carvings. If you venture into the Colon Free Zone be mindful that the merchants are looking for buyers in mass not individual items. What you see for a price is almost always what the price will be.