Anton Valley Hotel, El Valle, Panama

Anton Valley Hotel, El Valle, Panama

El Valle is one of my top five places in Panama.  On a recent trip I decided to stay at a different hotel.  Instead of finding a secluded place in or a the foot of the mountains, I stayed on the main drag at the Anton Valley Hotel. Located on the main street in el Valle just down the street from the Public Market, Anton Valley Hotel … [Read more...]

Casa del Horno, Boutique hotel in Casco Viejo, Panama

Casa del Horno, Casco Viejo, Panama

Casa del Horno is an uber chic boutique hotel in Casco Viejo, Panama.  Located on Avenida B in the Colonial District in Panama City just a few doors down from Tantalo. Casa del Horno translates to “the oven house.” It was originally built as a bakery by the French in the 1850’s.  Casa del Horno has been tastefully restored with modern … [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...]

Pedasi Sports Club Hotel

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Pedasi Sports Club Hotel is the first hotel one comes to when entering Pedasi from Las Tablas. Located directly across from the police station, the Sports club is also one of the only hotels in Pedasi with a swimming pool. If diving is your interest, the Sports Club is your best bet. Bob, the owner, has a full dive set-up with tours, … [Read more...]

Hotel Playa Cambutal

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Hotel Playa Cambutal is the first and best hotel you come to once hitting the beach road in Playa Cambutal. The two story hotel is surrounded by full growm coconut palms and impeccable landscaping, it's impossible to miss. They have a large pool and a beautiful grassy lawn that kisses the sand heading down to the great Pacific Ocean. I … [Read more...]

Hotel la Preferida Almirante Panama

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When I first started traveling to Bocas del Toro everyone warned me not to stay in Almirante and no one knew of a hotel. Everyone that I knew would just drive through the night and arrive early in the am to catch the ferry if they were bringing their car over. Pucha and I decided to take a chance and see if we could find a hotel. … [Read more...]

Hotel el Limbo on the Sea Bocas del Toro Panama

hotel el limbo on the sea bocas del toro panama

As I right this article, relaxing on a leather couch over a hardwood floor built on pilings above the sea. The early morning rising sun reflects into my face, shimmering off the beautiful caribbean water thats only a few feet below me. Smooth hip semi-classical lounge music plays over the restaurant speakers. Colorfully painted water … [Read more...]

Pukalani Hostal Bocas del Toro Panama

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Pukalani Hostal in gorgeous Bocas del Toro recently hosted the prize ceremonies for a surf competition held at playa Paunch. One of Panama’s surfing and sport store chains Super Deportes was the main sponsor of the event. We were in Bocas during the weekend of the contest so we decided to check out the finals and enjoy the winner … [Read more...]

Playa Bluff Lounge and Lodge Bocas del Toro Panama

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Playa Bluff is located at the end of the beach road past popular Bocas del Toro surf breaks playa Paunch and Dumpers, it is known for being one of the most powerful beach breaks in Panama. Breaking close to the beach, the wave is short, fast and powerful. Destroyed surfboards and dislocated bones are not unheard of at playa Bluff. The … [Read more...]