History of Coronado Panama
Native tribes fished the waters off the coast of Coronado, Panama and hunted the savannas inland of this beach town long before the Spanish arrived in the sixteenth century. After the arrival of the Spanish, most of the native population succumbed to introduced diseases or were enslaved and killed off by the colonizers (a fate shared by most native peoples of the Americas at this time in history).
The Spanish eventually set up large estates around Coronado, Panama (originally known as Chiru) to farm produce and raise livestock for Panama City and other settlements. In addition, locals survived by fishing the rich waters of the coast.
Life in Coronado, Panama functioned in a similar agrarian context until 1941 when Robert Eisenman founded the modern beach town of Coronado, Panama. It has since grown into a great community that has retained a small town feel.
Culture in Coronado, Panama
The culture of Coronado, Panama was like many other places in rural, coastal Panama before it became a developed, modern beach town. The few people who lived in the area for the most part lived a simple life based on fishing in the ocean. Things were quiet and there was plenty of time for contemplation.
There are still people who reside around Coronado, Panama who make their living off of the ocean, but the culture has mostly changed to that of a “beach town”. While there are still similarities to the culture of pre-developed Coronado such as plenty of time for contemplation (another way to say, “very little stress”), the culture of modern Coronado, Panama is made more vibrant and comfortable by the amenities offered and the people from Panama and elsewhere who have moved to or visit this pleasant town.
Activities in Coronado, Panama
Coronado, Panama was developed to be a beach town, therefore the general activities are those in common with other good, vacation beaches in the world. Although riptides can make the waters off of the beaches at Coronado, Panama dangerous for swimming, surfing and kite surfing are possibilities, there is a golf course at the Coronado Golf and Beach Resort, an equestrian club, a variety of shopping malls and stores, and extensive, beautiful beaches.
There are also several good restaurants in the area that serve excellent seafood. Residents of Coronado, Panama also have the good fortune of being able to buy fresh lobster, snappers, and other seafood right from local fishermen on the beach!