La Bahia Condominium Gorgona Panama

Playa Coronado

Playa Gorgona Panama is a small community just before you reach Playa Coronado. Last weekend while we were supporting the young surfers at the Discovering Surfing Talents held in Playa Serena, we had the pleasure of using a condo of a friend in Gorgona called La Bahia or The Bay. La Bahia is a large ocean front condo comparable to the … [Read more...]

Playa Coronado Panama Shopping Malls

Panama Shopping, Playa Coronado

Nearly every friend traveling to Panama from the states for the first time to visit me are always worried about what to bring. "Sunscreen? Toothpaste?  Bug spray?  Surf wax? Tylenol?  Can I get this or that there?"  I understand that Panama is not totally first world in many respects, but Noriega is not here running around in his … [Read more...]

Playa Coronado Golf and Beach Resort Panama

Panama Golf and Beach Resort

Last Sunday I had some time to kill before the start of the Discovering Surfing Talents kids surf contest that was being held at beautiful Playa Serena in Coronado Panama.  The surf contest was held up by the high tide. Playa Serena only breaks on a lower tide. While waiting I grabbed my camera and wandered on over to the Playa … [Read more...]

Discovering Surfing Talents Contest 3 Day 2

Discovering Surfing Talents, Playa Serena, Playa Coronado, Panama Surfing, Surf Panama

Once again, the Discovering Surfing Talents kids surfing contest held at Playa Serena Coronado, Panama was a great time. This was the largest group of young surfers yet to participate in the event. There was barely enough time in the weekend to finish the contest. Heats ran all the way until nearly 5pm in the afternoon on … [Read more...]

Discovering Surfing Talents Contest 3 Day 1

Playa Serena, Coronado, Panama Surfer, Discovering Surfing Talents

Discovering Surfing Talents is hosting another fun grommet surf contest at Playa Serena in Coronado.  Today finished the first day of heats.  Tomorrow the kids battle it out in the finals for the chance to win prizes and Panamanian grommet glory. Unfortunately, the waves were really small today, but since the average competitor weight … [Read more...]

Bay View Resort El Palmar Panama

El Palmar, playa, beach, hotel, restaurant, coronado, panama, travel, bar

During the second kids surf contest of the Discovering Surfing Talents we stayed at the Bay View Resort in El Palmar.  The Bay View Resort is one of the few ocean front hotels in the area of Playa Coronado.  It was probably one of, if not the first, beach front hotels in the area. The Bay View Resort has  a nice pool setting surrounded … [Read more...]

Don Chacho Grill Playa Coronado Panama

chicken, steaks, restaurant, playa coronado, serena, panama, restaurant, travel

Don Chacho Grill in Playa Coronado was recently one of the sponsors of the Discovering Surfing Talents kids surf contest held at Playa Serena.  Kalani won a gift certificate from the popular restaurant.  He invited Pucha and I to lunch immediately after winning the certificate, the boy was hungry after two days of fierce competition, so … [Read more...]

Cholo’s Mexican Restaurant Playa Coronado Panama

playa coronado, restaurant, panama, travel

  In Playa Coronado Panama the best place to eat Mexican food is at Cholo's Mexican Restaurant.  Actually, Cholo's may be the only place to get Mexican food in Coronado.   Cholo's is a family owned establishment run by Owen and his mexican born wife. Owen has to be one of the most attentive restaurant owners in Panama. He … [Read more...]

Playa El Palmar

playa, san carlos, coronado, panama, travel, Bay View Resort, surf, restaurant

Bay View Resort at Playa El Palmar has been our hangout during the two Discovering Surfing Talents contests held at Playa Serena in Coronado. Pucha is friends with the owners of the ocean side resort, so it's out first pick for availability. Playa El Palmar is a small beach front community located just to the west of the small town of … [Read more...]

Discovering Surfing Talents Contest Two

Playa Serena, Coronado, Discovering Surfing Talents, Panama, Travel, Surf, Waves

The point at Playa Serena in Coronado hosted better waves than forecasted for the second event of the Discovering Surfing Talents.  The swell was only reported to be around one foot, which normally means flatness at Playa Serena, but this weekend the Pacific Ocean gave a little extra, just enough for the grommets to catch some fun waves. … [Read more...]