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...]

La Joya de Chicá – Bed and Breakfast near Campana National Park

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La Joya de Chicá is a new bed and breakfast at the edge of the mountainous Parque Nacional de Campana in the small community of Chicá, just a short drive off the Inter-americana highway, between Panama City and Playa Coronado. The beautiful hotel is owned by a friendly Canadian expat who invested in an abandoned over grown fruit farm. … [Read more...]

Aquacai Natural Artesian Water Factory Tour

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On the edge of the Acai Rain Forest and the Panama Canal Watershed, north of the small town of Capira, sits the incredibly modern Aquacai artesian water bottling plant. Internationally sold natural artesian water, Aquacai is Panama's premier bottled water. Aquacai has a state of the art factory on over 400 hectares adjacent to some of … [Read more...]

Maisell’s Restaurant, El Valle, Panama

Maisell's Restaurant, El Valle, Panama

Maisell's Restaurant is on the main drag when driving (or walking) through El Valle.  Just down from the Public Market on the opposite side of the street you will find Maisell's in an unassuming, two-story building.  The sign is large so you can't miss it. There are a few places to park directly in front of the restaurant and street … [Read more...]

Orchid Expo and Fair Boquete

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Boquete is famous for its annual coffee and flower fair, La Feria de las Flores y del Café. We visited the fair this year for the first time. The fair was as beautiful as expected. On our latest visit to Boquete, unknown to us, it was the annual orchid expo, El Expo de las Orquideas. What a nice surprise! The Orchid Expo is much smaller … [Read more...]

Valle Escondido Resort Golf and Spa Boquete

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Since arriving in Panama many years ago I had heard about a beautiful resort in Boquete named Valle Escondido. I would see advertisements here in Panama about the development all over print and internet media. I had never looked for Valle Escondido while in Boquete until this trip. Im glad I did! Valle Escondido Resort Golf and Spa … [Read more...]

The Book Mark Book Store, Boquete, Panama

The Book Mark, Boquete. Panama

A few weeks ago my Kindle went out.  It was perfect timing because I was on the way to Boquete for a few days.  About 15 minutes before  you get to Boquete in  the town of Dolega (on the main road to Boquete) you will come to a great shop called The Book Mark. The Book Mark is the perfect place to pick up some new reading material. … [Read more...]

Oasis Hotel and Restaurant in Boquete Panama

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El Oasis Hotel and Restaurant in the marvelous mountain town of Boquete is a great place to stay while in this part of the Chiriqui highlands. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and offer wifi. The cool mountain night air makes for great sleeping. A delicious breakfast of a choice of eggs, omelette or french toast served with fresh … [Read more...]

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...]