Tryp Wyndham Albrook Hotel – Centrally Located for Shopping and Regional Travel

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The Tryp Wyndham Hotel located at Albrook Mall is a great lodging opportunity for those in need of catching a flight from the regional airport out to other areas of Panama. Located just across the street from the Albrook Airport, one can wake up early to catch the early flights of Air Panama, with out catching the morning traffic of … [Read more...]

Refugio la Brisa del Diablo Unique Hip Gourmet Bed and Breakfast

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Finally! There is a great place to stay along the mountain road between David and Almirante, launching point to caribbean paradise Bocas del Toro. Refugio la Brisa del Diablo is a Bed and Breakfast with a unique location and style. Perched on a hillside with a incredible view of Panama's highest peak Volcan, 50 minutes from David and … [Read more...]

Rio Sereno Panama to San Vito Costa Rica

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For those border crossing travelers entering or exiting either Panama or Costa Rica by land who are looking for a low-key border junction, look no further than Rio Sereno, Panama. Rio Sereno is only a few miles from the beautiful Costa Rican town of San Vito. Rio Sereno is about a 45 minute drive from the mountain town of Volcan in the … [Read more...]

Playa Venao Cove Beachfront Hostal

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Venao Cove is Playa Venao's newest hotel accommodation. Ocean front, tucked in the western corner of beautiful surfing beach Playa Venao, Venao Cove Hostal is a great place for travelers looking for an economical beachfront location to spend the night. Offering both inexpensive shared rooms in the hostel or private rooms with private … [Read more...]

Fingerprints for FBI Criminal Summary Report from DIJ in Panama

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Permanent Residency in Panama  The great accomplishment for foreigners that choose to make Panama their new permanent home. There are many different Panama Residency Programs available to the foreigner in search of permanently living and or working in country. All resident visa programs available in Panama require United States … [Read more...]

Navigating Government Offices in Panama

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Are you ready to live or work in Panama? If you are, be prepared to maneuver through bureaucracy, especially government bureaucracy. Sounds boring I know, but like must everything else in Panama for the foreign resident it can be quite an adventure. Here are a few rules to live by when making your way through the bureaucratic machine … [Read more...]

Property Purchase in Panama

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Many come here to Panama on vacation to look around and decide to purchase property. If you are one of those that have worked through the property search and are ready to "pull the trigger" on your own little piece of paradise here is a quick break down of the process. I have bought and sold a number of properties here over the years … [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...]

Panama Border Town Paso Canoas

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Paso Canoas, Panama is the border town along the Inter-americana Highway entering into Costa Rica. Located only about 30 minutes past David, Paso Canoas is where many a foreigner goes to renew their tourist visa. Tourist visas for americans are valid for 180 days. For those who do not want to fly out of country, taking a quick trip to … [Read more...]

Speeding Ticket!

Speeding Ticket, Panama

  Every now and then the law catches up with you.  And last week it caught up with me.  After driving some-what successfully (only one fender bender) for over a month I got my first speeding ticket. You see police all along the roadsides in Panama.  In most (notice I said most, pay attention to the signs) wide open highway … [Read more...]