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Monique Santamaria

My name is Monique and I grew up in a charming little town called Volcán, which lies on the slopes of the only volcano that Panama has, Volcán Barú.
I enjoy walking early in the morning in Gamboa because it is a peaceful town and it is only 45 minutes drive from Panama City and you can hear and watch birds also you can see agoutis and capybaras. If you are lucky, you may see deers.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize on custom-made trips to discover Panama and all of its tropical blessings.""

How did you get involved in travel?

"I got involved in travel because I enjoy my history and geography classes when I was in high school then one of my cousins took me to a hotel to check how it is the work and I liked it."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My trip to Bolivia was amazing because my guides were knowledgable about their history and friendly. The food was delicious and the decorations of the plates were beautiful. "

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