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...]

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...]

Panama Border Town Paso Canoas

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Paso Canoas, Panama is the border town along the Inter-americana Highway entering into Costa Rica. Located only about 30 minutes past David, Paso Canoas is where many a foreigner goes to renew their tourist visa. Tourist visas for americans are valid for 180 days. For those who do not want to fly out of country, taking a quick trip to … [Read more...]

David Fair Chiriqui Panama

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Much like Carnaval, the annual provincial fairs are a popular attraction amongst Panamanians. Two of the most popular fairs are the Feria Internacional de Azuero and La Feria Internacional de David in Chiriqui. Fairs here are similar to the ones you will find in the United States. There are many rides for the youngsters and young at … [Read more...]

Panama Tacos – Taqueria Jalisco in David

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I have traveled to David and Boquete many different times. Friends of mine from both towns are always talking about the great tacos at Taqueria Jalisco. Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant is located just off the Interamericana on the highway towards Boquete. Every time I have driven by the restaurant it has been closed. Finally on my latest … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Zen Moment, Isla Boca Brava, Boca Chica, Panama

Happy Monday friends!  I sure do hope you're week is starting off strong and on a positive note. But believe  me, sometimes, even here in the paradise that is Panama, we can come down with "a case of the Mondays".  So here's a little zen moment.  Just for you. Take a deep breath in, exhale it out,  listen to the ocean waves and will … [Read more...]