Vasco Núnez de Balboa was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquerors. He crossed Panama from Atlantic to Pacific in 1513, thus becoming the first European to see the Pacific Ocean and reached. Term “Espero” hiss in the old. Spanish slang “hope” and it is this hope to discover new was the driving force Vasco Núnez de Balboa in the New World to travel.
He traveled to the New World and after some exploration, on the island of Hispaniola settled (today Dominikaniche Republic) in 1500. He founded the settlement of Santa María la Antigua del Darién in present-day Panama in 1510, that was the first permanent European settlement on the mainland of America.