The Book Mark Book Store, Boquete, Panama

The Book Mark, Boquete. Panama

A few weeks ago my Kindle went out.  It was perfect timing because I was on the way to Boquete for a few days.  About 15 minutes before  you get to Boquete in  the town of Dolega (on the main road to Boquete) you will come to a great shop called The Book Mark. The Book Mark is the perfect place to pick up some new reading material. … [Read more...]

Panama Surfing Guide

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Though this is a video that I made some years ago, I have never featured it here at The Panama Portal. It's a short video of a surf trip I took with my friends Dexter and Graciela from Panama Surfing Guide. The wave featured in the video is a long right hander that only breaks on the perfect tides and swell. This day we scored! I would … [Read more...]

Beaches, Boca Chica, Panama

Boca Chica Beach, Boca Brava, Panama

Getting to Boca Chica by utilizing the Panamanian bus system can be difficult but once you get there it is so worth it.  I spent a few days on the island of Boca Brava right off the coast of Boca Chica.  The days that I visited the beaches I was the only one there and the weather was perfection. Click through the gallery below to see … [Read more...]

Paki Point Bocas del Toro Pucha Garcia Calendar Signing

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Bocas del Toro is full of unique places to enjoy good food and drinks. International flare has helped build today's Bocas del Toro and it's alive with creativity that's reflected in Bocas different businesses. Case point, Paki Point! Paki Point Restaurant and Bar is decorated with amazing caribbean style artwork. Paki's is right on the … [Read more...]

Getting to Boca Chica, Panama and beyond!

Getting to Boca Chica and Beyond!

Traveling in Panama for the most part is easy.  But the longer I'm here the more I learn that that is not the case in all parts of the country. Boca Chica is a perfect example of how it's easy to almost get there. The turn off for Boca Chica is off the Interamericana Highway at a town called Horconcitos.  Getting to this point from … [Read more...]

Panama Surf Trip – Mocca Point

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It was my inaugural surfing trip and boy was it a good one. A short walk down a rickety pier into what I can only imagine were crocodile infested waters. A paddle across the river and a quick jaunt down the beach to...another river. This one with currents. Another trip down the beach and we made it to our destination, Mocca Point. The … [Read more...]

El Tablado Restaurant Chiriqui

Panama Fried Fish

After a recent surf trip with family and friends near Playa la Barqueta I had the pleasure of eating at a great restaurant. My buddy recommended El Tablado, a Panamanian owned restaurant known for it's fresh fish plates. We all had the fried Dorado (Mahi Mahi). It was delicious and only $3.00 a plate. Mix in $0.75 cent beers with great … [Read more...]

Playa La Barqueta Las Olas Resort

Playa la Barqueta, David, Panama, Resort, David

Playa Barqueta is known for it's powerful waves. It's not always the best surfing beach, the waves are generally to large and closing out. Though, like all beach breaks, at times it has it's moments when the conditions are right and the waves get good. The Las Olas Beach Resort is the only hotel on Playa la Barqueta. It's a large beach … [Read more...]