Quesos Chela, Roadside food in Capira, Panama

Quesos Chela

I’ve spent a large portion of my adult life living abroad and traveling the globe.  Throughout that time I feel that I’ve become a connoisseur of road food.  When you spend hours driving the open road or on busses, a stop at a local eatery is always a welcome break.  You never know who you might meet, what sort of information you will … [Read more...]

Altos de Campana Parque Nacional, Panama

Altos de Campana Parque Nacional

The Altos de Campana National Park is about an hour outside of Panama City, on Chame Bay on the Pacific coast. Established in 1966 it was the first national park in Panama.  Once you pass through Chorrera and Capira take the turn that goes to Chica and you'll be on your way to the park.   I stopped at the Altos de Campana National Park … [Read more...]

Pocri Cemetery, Los Santos, Panama

Pocri Cemetery, Los Santos, Panama

Pocri is a small town in the Los Santos province of Panama on the Azuero Peninsula.  I've driven past Pocri dozens of times and never stopped but the town cemetery ALWAYS catches my eye.  Each time I pass by I'm reminded of Key West, Florida.  The graves and mausoleums are all painted in different shades of pastel and the silk and plastic … [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...]

Transport Ferry From Bocas del Toro to Almirante

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The ferry back to Almirante from Bocas del Toro leaves at 4:00pm everyday except Mondays. It’s ideal to get your car there in line no later than 2pm. We got the car there at one o’clock and were the first one’s in line. The cost per transit on the ferry is $45.00 for a pick-up truck. The prices vary depending on the size of your … [Read more...]

Almirante Ferry Bocas del Toro Panama

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Getting to the beautiful island chain of Bocas del Toro by car can be quite a task. But, if you have a car and plan on staying on Isla Colon for a extended length of time, it’s worth bringing the car over on the Almirante Ferry. Though must travel around Bocas island is by boat many times a car can come in handy. We recently spent a … [Read more...]

Rio Sereno Volcan Panama Drive

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Panama is absolutely blessed with beautiful scenic drives. I'm sure someone could make a great coffee table book with photos of different drives around Panama. Hmmm...Not a bad idea. The Inter-Americana Highway, for the most part, is nothing special for beautiful views. But, if one turns off on any of the roads up through Penenome, … [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...]

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Traveling Through Panama

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My friend Martina is visiting in Pedasi for a few days.  She’s been traveling all over the world for the past ten months.  She’s such an inspiration!  Last night we were catching up and we started discussing how easy it is to travel in Panama compared to other Central and South American countries.  But that doesn't mean it’s … [Read more...]

Santiago Veraguas Bus Station

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While waiting for my sister to arrive by bus from Panama City I wandered around the Santiago bus station. Like most in Panama the station is well organized and bustling with passengers coming and going. Buses in Panama are an easy, cheap form of travel. Almost all the provinces have a major bus station, called a terminal, with direct … [Read more...]