Does Panama have good seafood?

Yes! In fact, some people theorize that Panama means “abundance of fish” in one of the country’s native tongues. Seafood options are plentiful and easy to come by. Corvina is one of the most common fish and also one of the tastiest. A type of sea bass, corvina is often grilled, fried or served as ceviche. There are other types of ceviche as well, including octopus and shrimp, which are marinated in lime juice, peppers and onions. Other kinds of seafood include red snapper, crab, squid, and prawns. Lobster is offered in some places, but we don’t advise eating it – it is horribly overfished in the waters surrounding Panama.

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