The Rip Tide, Bocas del Toro, Panama

The Rip Tide, Bocas del Toro, Panama

The Rip Tide is your quintessential beach bar. Because it's on a boat! Floating in the water. A popular hangout with locals The Rip Tide serves good drinks and tasty bar food. People float up in their dinghys, stay for a few drinks and then motor to the next place. On the day I visited I was lucky enough to catch an improptu performace … [Read more...]

Paki Point, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Paki Point, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Tuna Tartare.  TUNA TARTARE.  Seriously.  The greatest tuna tartare I've ever had in my life was at Paki Point. Paki Point Art, Surf, Food is a restaurant, bar, surf joint and artist hangout located in front of Tiger Tail, a surf break in Playa Paunch. This place has amazing food, a killer view and is a trip to walk around and just … [Read more...]

The Wine Bar, Bocas del Toro, Panama

The Wine Bar, Bocas del Toro, Panama

I like my red wine dry and my red meat rare and both of those needs were met at The Wine Bar in Bocas del Toro. A small place above a souvenir shop on the main drag, The Wine Bar is an unassuming place (like most places in Bocas del Toro) with killer food and even better service.  The outdoor seating on the second floor balcony is … [Read more...]

The Pickled Parrot, Isla Carenero, Bocas del Toro


The Pickled Parrot is just down the beach from Bibi's on Isla Careno.  What truly sets the Pickled Parrot apart from any other are there monthly pig roasts.  I was lucky enough to be in town for this blessed event and scored an invite. The preparations start a day in advance.  "Nebraska Jim" as he's known around the islands has converted … [Read more...]

The Lemon Grass Cafe, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Visiting Bocas? Be prepared to eat! This place has so many amazing restaurants! The Lemon Grass Cafe is located on the main drag on Isla Colon.  I only ate here for breakfast but boy was it amazing! The view is incredible, the food was delish and the service was great.  Get there early on the weekends as this is a popular spot for … [Read more...]

Bibi’s on the Beach, Isla Carenero, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bibi's on the Beach

Bibi's on the Beach is located on Isla Carenero in Boas del Toro, Panama.  Just a short water taxi ride from Isla Colon it is well worth the trip.  The views are AMAZING, the drinks are tasty (strong) and the food is DELISH!  I had a strawberry lemonade that almost knocked me off my bar stool (okay, I had two) and snacked on … [Read more...]

La Rana Dorada, Panama City Craft Beers


La Rana Dorada is one of the major players on the small craft beer scene in Panama.  I've visited the location in the el Cangrejo neighborhood several times and am never disappointed.  Each time I go there is a great crowd, decent service, good food good prices and amazing music.  If you're a fan of good beer, fried foods and British … [Read more...]

Bocas del Toro Pucha Garcia Calendar Premier Party 2012

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Pucha just shot her 2013 calendar here at the beaches around Pedasi and Playa Venao. I've been delegated to create the behind the scenes video that she loves so much. Here is a short video I created for her 2012 calendar premier party that was celebrated last year at Bocas Bambu Beach Restaurant in downtown Isla Colon. If you are … [Read more...]

Brews and Futbol and Fried foods, OH MY! -La Rana Dorada

Bar, brewery, pub, food

Named after Panama's famous Golden Frogs, La Rana Dorada is one of the few places in Panama that brews it's own beers. Located on Via Argentina next to Einstien's head, La Rana Dorada is the kind of place one could easily spend hours in with old friends and making new ones. I popped in on a Friday afternoon and the place was empty. The … [Read more...]

You’ll Love the Amador Causeway.

causeway, la ciudad, marina, restaurant

The Amador Causeway is made up of three islands located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The causeway connecting the islands is made of the dregs dug from the canal. The causeway offers beautiful views, great restaurants and a great place to take some exercise. During the day relax at a causeway restaurant and enjoy the … [Read more...]