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...]

Your Name Is? House Painting and Romance in Pedasi

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I had just arrived in Panama and within a week was moving in to my new home. The first thing on the agenda was to have the house painted. My son hired two young men who were at my house everyday for six days painting away. Needless to say we developed some sort of rapport. Spanish is a bit tricky in the name department so I wrote their … [Read more...]

Carnaval in Panama, Pedasi, Los Santos Province

Carnival in Panama, Pedasi, Los Santos Province

Panamanian Carnaval is considered the second largest festival in the world...OF ALL FESTIVALS.  And where is the center of the action? Right here, in the Los Santos province of Panama, particularly Pedasi...my home...where I live. Carnaval is celebrated throughout the country of Panama but the festivities in this part of the country … [Read more...]

Istmo Brew Pub

Istmo Brew Pub, Panama City, Panama

Istmo Brew Pub is located in the El Cangrejo neighborhood of Panama City.  I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while as it is one of the only other (next to La Rana Dorada) places that brews its own beer in Panama city.  It just so happened I was in the city and staying right across the street so I decided to pop in and check it out.  … [Read more...]

Rosa Mexicana, Panama City, Panama

Rosa Mexicana, Panama City, Panama

If there is one thing that I consistently need in my life it's good Mexican food.  I happen to be from a town that has the greatest Mexican restaurant in the world so I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to my rellenos, enchiladas verdes and, most importantly, my guacamole. Rosa Mexicana is located in the Marbella neighborhood of Panama … [Read more...]

Bocas Bambu Beach Pucha Garcia Calendar Signing

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Bocas del Toro is a happening place and no where is more happening for dinner than Bocas Bambu Beach Restaurant. Located on the main street across from the Hotel Limbo on the Sea, Bocas Bambu is a great place to grab a delicious reasonably priced meal and enjoy some live entertainment. Open only for dinner, Bocas Bambu has a house … [Read more...]

La Rana Dorada, Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama

La Rana Dorada, Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama

If you've read through my blog here on The Panama Portal then you know I'm a fan of craft beers.  One of my favorite places to fill that need is La Rana Dorada.  Since my first visit to the el Cangrejo location I have been told numerous times that I had to visit the Casco Viejo location and try the pizza.  A few weeks ago I was in the … [Read more...]

Tantalo Hotel, Kitchen, Rooftop, Panama City, Panama

Tantalo Kitchen, Hotel Rooftop, Panama City, Panama

The more time I spend in Panama the more and more I fall in love with it.  I love talking about her, writing about her and experiencing the things she has to offer.  When the opportunity comes up for me to share Panama FIRST HAND with the ones I love I jump a the chance.  I just love to play tour guide! A few weeks ago my sweet friend … [Read more...]

Cafeteria and Restaurant Del Prado Via Argentina Panama City

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Though there were some tasty treats served up at the Cable Onda Sports Awards held at the Hard Rock Hotel Megapolis in downtown Panama City, I found myself still a little hungry and need of a late night snack before retiring. Something about live television and free drinks gives me an appetite. Pucha and I decided to grab a bite at Del … [Read more...]

Hard Rock Hotel Megapolis Panama City

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Pucha Garcia recently won Surfer of the Year at the Cable Onda Sports Awards 2012. The event was held at the new Hard Rock Hotel Megapolis in downtown Panama City. Pucha had a popular salon offer to help get her ready for the event. I’m not into hanging out in beauty salons, so I took a taxi and arrived early to the hotel to walk around … [Read more...]