Outside the melting pot of Panama’s capital, the nation’s smaller towns and cities reflect the essence of tradition and hospitality, upholding a slower pace of everyday living that balances the rhythm behind city life. Most of activity in Panama’s small towns and cities hovers around the central plaza, evidence of a colonial past. Quaint, charming, picturesque, ideal — these affectionate terms truly characterize the rhythm of daily living and sincerity of these communities.