Bocas del Toro Video with Pucha and Baby – Hotel el Limbo on the Sea

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Pucha Garcia - Hotel Limbo on the Sea - Bocas del Toro Panama - Caribbean Paradise from The Panama Portal.com on Vimeo.   Like always Hotel el Limbo on the Sea received us with open arms on our annual surf trip to Panama's premier caribbean paradise Bocas del Toro. I could sing praises endlessly about how uniquely … [Read more...]

Playa Venao Hotel Resort Luxury Training Ground for Pucha Garcia

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Playa Venao Hotel Resort is without doubt the most luxurious place to stay on the beach at Playa Venao. The area's largest infinity swimming pool, great ocean view restaurant seating, quality gym, immaculate lawn and grounds, large comfortable suites and impressive attentive service all contribute to a incredible stay for even the most … [Read more...]

Novetel New Comfortable Classy Hotel in Panama City

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Novetel, Panama City's new stylish hotel  has officially been added to my favorite hotel list amongst the capital cities ever growing hotel crowd. We had to make a quick spur of the moment trip to Panama City and needed a place to stay downtown close to the long list of errands we had to run in a short time frame. I jumped online … [Read more...]

Growing Organic Tomatoes in Panama

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Organic Tomatoes Grown in the tropical climate of Panama. I have personally been responsible for planting over 5000 tropical fruit and hardwood trees in Panama and I have propagated more than 10,000 Vetiver or "Valariana" plants. Vetiver is an incredibly versatile plant used world wide. I am not trying to brag, just want to make a … [Read more...]

Organica Panama – Organic and Natural Market

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That I know of, Organica is the only organic store in Panama. They have plant based vitamins and nutrients, not the synthetic derived garbage. Organica offers natural skin care and hygeine products, not the petroleum based chemical industry left-overs that are so prevalent in our modern world and amongst their natural baby products they … [Read more...]

La Joya de Chicá – Bed and Breakfast near Campana National Park

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La Joya de Chicá is a new bed and breakfast at the edge of the mountainous Parque Nacional de Campana in the small community of Chicá, just a short drive off the Inter-americana highway, between Panama City and Playa Coronado. The beautiful hotel is owned by a friendly Canadian expat who invested in an abandoned over grown fruit farm. … [Read more...]

Maisell’s Restaurant, El Valle, Panama

Maisell's Restaurant, El Valle, Panama

Maisell's Restaurant is on the main drag when driving (or walking) through El Valle.  Just down from the Public Market on the opposite side of the street you will find Maisell's in an unassuming, two-story building.  The sign is large so you can't miss it. There are a few places to park directly in front of the restaurant and street … [Read more...]

Valle Escondido Resort Golf and Spa Boquete

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Since arriving in Panama many years ago I had heard about a beautiful resort in Boquete named Valle Escondido. I would see advertisements here in Panama about the development all over print and internet media. I had never looked for Valle Escondido while in Boquete until this trip. Im glad I did! Valle Escondido Resort Golf and Spa … [Read more...]

Cevichito’s Ceviche, San Carlos, Panama

Cevichito's, San Carlos, Panama

About three hours outside of Panama City, just at the town of San Carlos is a dive restaurant and bar called Cevichito's.  You'll know it by the large green building and the bus that is probably parked outside.  Cevichito's is a common place for buses making the drive from Panama City to points beyond to stop for a quick bite.  For under … [Read more...]

Feeling Fruity in Panama

Panama Fruity Drink

I'm a little farther north than usual and the colder temps have me missing  my tropical oasis.  Next to .65 cent beers nothing is more Panamanian then fruity drinks.  So in honor of my missing the beach, sun and rum here's a shot of some of my favorites.  A Coco Colada,  a Tequila Sunrise and a batido!...DELISH! ~Lauren   … [Read more...]