Pizza in Pedasi Villa Libera

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Pedasi has a new authentic Italian pizza restaurant. Located on the way to popular playa el Toro, Villa Libera is a great local to get pizza or pastas served with beer or wine in a laid back open air dining atmosphere. Villa Libera is owned by a young italian couple. They offer great thin crust home made pizza and a place to stay. They … [Read more...]

Panama Tacos – Taqueria Jalisco in David

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I have traveled to David and Boquete many different times. Friends of mine from both towns are always talking about the great tacos at Taqueria Jalisco. Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant is located just off the Interamericana on the highway towards Boquete. Every time I have driven by the restaurant it has been closed. Finally on my latest … [Read more...]

Dolce Idea Gelato, Casco Viejo, Panama

Dolce Idea Gelato

At Plaza Bolivar in Casco Viejo, Dolce Idea is the place to go to beat the heat. For just a few bucks you can get two scoops of delicious and homemade gelato. I went with my two favorites, coconut and Nutella! What a perfect combination!  It was a hot day so most of it ended up dripping down my arms but it was so worth it! Stop by … [Read more...]

Sugar Cane Juice Guarapo de Caña

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Sugar cane is one of Panama's must productive crops. Here on the Azuero peninsula, around the Divisa turn off to Chitre, sugar cane fields go on for  as far as the eye can see. Around David in Chiriqui, near Playa Barqueta, sugar cane is everywhere. Large tracts dominate the low lying flat areas. During harvest time it's common to see … [Read more...]

Gran Hotel Azuero Chitre

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The best lunch that I have found in Chitre is at the Gran Hotel Azuero located on the main road coming into Chitre from Divisa. The Gran Hotel Azuero is Chitre’s newest hotel. I have to spend many hours in Chitre running errands. At least once every week or so I have something I need to do there. If I am in Chitre during lunch hours … [Read more...]

Café Limón Bed and Breakfast near Pedasi

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Named after the small community where it is located, Café Limón is a great place to stay on the outskirts of Pedasi. Café Limón is a popular bed and breakfast with wifi and an attached cafe. Owned by a young american named Devin and his Panamanian wife, Café Limón is a comfortable hotel with spacious rooms connected to a large communal … [Read more...]

Dulceria Yely Pedasi Desserts

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There are few Panamanians that have traveled to Pedasi that have not stopped by "la dulceria" for a cake and a refreshing chicha. The Dulceria Yely or La Dulceria as it is locally called is both nationally and internationally known for their great sweets and sugary juices or chichas. La señora Dalila, the owner, is just as well known in … [Read more...]

Coffee Store La Cabaña Panama

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Just before arriving to the police check point near the Fortuna Damn crossing the continental divide from the province of Chiriqui into Bocas del Toro, on the right, at the edge of the Reserva Forestal de Fortuna one will find La Cabaña Coffee Store. La Cabaña is a cute little red building with a waterfall and pool running along side … [Read more...]

Martín Fierro Argentinian Steak House, Panama City Panama

Martín Fierro Argentinian Steak House, Panama City Panama

Named after the Argentinian epic literary hero who wandered the plains, Martin Fierro Steak House is a place any weary traveler would want to stop.  The smells pouring out onto the streets are enough to stop you in your tracks.  Martin Fierro is the place to go if you love meat and aren't afraid of a satisfying meal. Main courses start … [Read more...]

Mr. Douglas Golden Grill Fast Food Bocas del Toro

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Not to be confused with McDonalds, it’s called Mr. Douglas. Not the Golden Arches, this is the Golden Grill. Mr. Douglas is the Bocas del Toro version of fast food. I try to stay away from fast food as much as possible, but when traveling with hungry teenagers in Bocas that are tired of eating delicious foreign inspired cuisine, one has … [Read more...]