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  • Writer's pictureCari Mackey

The sun rises and sets at the same time every day here.

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Living in a country that has reliable power, transportation, infrastructure, and businesses that operate 24-7 makes it easy to forget how much of the rest of the world lives. In the USA, especially major cities, it's a country that never sleeps in many ways and to keep up with the demand of the people, it's becoming more so, thanks to technology and a competitive business world.

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In Panama, you will find it's a bit different and it might make you wonder what that would be like for you. Granted, the city is quite different from the interior of the country but you will notice something different at night in the city when you're there; it is considered a "dark city." In a culture that truly values their family time (not to mention the cost of electricity), the lights get shut off and the office closed at the end of the day so it's very interesting to see how dark the skyscrapers are at night.

Leaving the city in the rearview and head to the beach you will find a culture that still rises and ends their day with the sun. It turns out, the sun is more reliable than the power here and so most everyone is up and working with the sun at around 6:30 am every day and having eaten dinner and thinking of bed time at 6:30pm.

Do you think you would enjoy 9-10 hours of sleep every day? I know I sure do!

Being just 9 degrees north of the equator, we get 12 hours of sun every day all year. This not only makes the weather tropically warm all year long, it's easy to plan your day! No worries about short days, daylight savings time changes, or anything like that and a life revolving around natural sunlight is well, natural.

Dinner is served here at 6:30 so you can get to bed ready for great adventures the next day and we guarantee you will love having a long night of sleep. After all, the monkeys wake-up call is the greatest alarm clock ever.

Your Friends in Morrillo, Cari and Ryan Mackey Owners and Hosts Morrillo Beach Eco Resort

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