More than a Port Town

Some 65km after Chiriquí Grande, travelling from David, or 30km after Changuinola, travelling from the border with Costa Rica, is ALMIRANTE, a port town of rusting roofed houses, some of then built on stilts over the calm waters of the Admiral's Bay.

Located on the shore of the bay, with friendly population, near the capital of the province and the road that links Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui provinces, and from there with the rest of Panama and Central America, as main advantages, Almirante is well known as the export terminal for the regional banana industry and the place to catch a boat, if you're heading out to the islands of the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro.

Almirante town is populated mainly by Afro-Caribbeans with ancestors in the Caribbean islands (Jamaica, San Andres, Martinique, etc.) and Ngabe originary people.