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...]

Sugar Cane Juice Guarapo de Caña

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Sugar cane is one of Panama's must productive crops. Here on the Azuero peninsula, around the Divisa turn off to Chitre, sugar cane fields go on for  as far as the eye can see. Around David in Chiriqui, near Playa Barqueta, sugar cane is everywhere. Large tracts dominate the low lying flat areas. During harvest time it's common to see … [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...]

Feria de las Flores y del Café Boquete Panama

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La Feria de las Flores y del Café is Boquete’s annual fair. Much like the small town of Boquete, this fair is small yet extremely beautiful. La feria de Boquete is an assortment of vendors selling products from Panama and neighboring Central American countries, different food stands, local business stands, government informational … [Read more...]

Playa la Barqueta Surf Chiriqui Panama

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Playa la Barqueta is one of the only convenient surf spots in the province of Chiriqui, Panama. Though there are many other places to surf in this area of Panama, they are difficult to find and travel to. Many Chiriqui surfing locals require a boat and almost all require very large swell before they start to break. Playa la Barqueta is … [Read more...]

Almirante Ferry Bocas del Toro Panama

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Getting to the beautiful island chain of Bocas del Toro by car can be quite a task. But, if you have a car and plan on staying on Isla Colon for a extended length of time, it’s worth bringing the car over on the Almirante Ferry. Though must travel around Bocas island is by boat many times a car can come in handy. We recently spent a … [Read more...]

Panama Surf Trip – Mocca Point

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It was my inaugural surfing trip and boy was it a good one. A short walk down a rickety pier into what I can only imagine were crocodile infested waters. A paddle across the river and a quick jaunt down the beach to...another river. This one with currents. Another trip down the beach and we made it to our destination, Mocca Point. The … [Read more...]