If you are dreaming of being somewhere remote, off-the-radar, and you have a knack for adventure, then you might want to consider having a few days of camp out in a small town called Kalu Yala. In case you haven’t heard, this remote village in Panama has been making a buzz in the international community for its ultimate mission and vision: modern and yet sustainable living for its present and future residents. If you are into adventure, but at the same time environment-conscious, and want unique memories to carry along with you, here are 4 reasons why you should visit this special gem in the mountains of Panama.
4 Reasons Why Kalu Yala in Panama is Your Next Exotic Destination
- Learning about sustainable living
What do we really understand about sustainable living? Is it just all about segregating our wastes into biodegradable and non-biodegradable? Is it just about turning off the faucets and light when not in use? Sustainable living is more than that.
We as humans are constant consumers of resources, however, when we look at the big picture, there is a problem with this consumption. We make use of energy, raw materials, and other resources at a rate that we cannot replace. That is where the concept of sustainable living comes in. As a traveler, how would you want to be educated not only about a place but also about something you can apply in your life?
If you are someone who cares for the environment, it is imperative that you create steps to be informed about how you can live more sustainably.
- Accessibility to other Panama landscapes
Even if the village is considered a remote area, it is good to note that it is equally accessible to other places in Panama. If you have been contemplating about visiting this country located in South America, visiting the village is a good place to start.
This small town is only 50 minutes away from Panama City, and 15-20 minutes away from the airport. If you decide to do a camping trip in the village, you can access the city for other places to include in your itinerary. This will be a very exciting experience because as a traveler you will get to experience nature and city in one trip.
- Learning about Panama’s culture
How would you like to be immersed in a culture that is unique to your own? As you visit the village, you will learn about Panama’s culture, and how is life like in the remote areas of the country.
This experience will be different though because it is a synthesis of modern ways for sustainability and being immersed in the “look and feel” of the natural environment of Panama. A nature-lover’s dream indeed! Being able to have these two experiences in one, is something that will truly be worth your time and budget.
- Culinary, biology and survival lessons
Aside from being able to experience the landscape of this remote village, you will be able to pick up valuable lessons on culinary arts and survival. Once you visit this hidden gem, you are immersed in a totally different cuisine made from local ingredients. If you have adventurous taste buds, this is something that will definitely tickle your fancy.
Additionally, you get to learn about the jungle’s unique biodiversity. You will get to experience seeing varieties of plants and animals that you may have not otherwise seen in typical places. Living in this remote village will also teach you lessons on survival which will be very helpful for your future nature destinations.
For more information, visit the village’s official website at kaluyala.com.