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Unexpected Panama

Beyond the Canal, guests can explore beaches, rainforests and Casco Viejo and meet indigenous tribes along the way
  • Restaurant
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    A great place to grab some vitamins, holistic cream or lotion, a bite to eat or a coffee or tea. Started by an ex-pat American who fell in love with Casco Viejo. There are many ex-pats... more
  • Attraction
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    This is a great Salsa dance club in Casco Viejo. Good drinks and live music.
  • Attraction
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    Our tour guide, Beny Wilson, was incredibly knowledgeable, and he helped make our visit to Panama. If you don't want a guide every day, I would recommend spending a day with... more
  • Attraction
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    Our Truly Panama guide, Beny Wilson, arranged for our visit to the Embera Village, which includes an upriver boat ride through the Chagres River and a visit to a waterfall in a... more
  • Restaurant
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    Amazing cuisine from the seafood to meat and vegetarian dishes. I loved the Spicy Shrimp dish the most.
  • Attraction
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    Juan teaches yoga and specializes in Thai massage. He has a studio inside Calle Tercera where you can come for tea and yoga or a massage treatment. He also makes hotel calls to both... more
  • Restaurant
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    A popular drive-through frozen yogurt stand. The Mango frozen yogurt rocks. One of the rooms at Tantalo Hotel pays tribute to this frozen yogurt chain.... more
  • Attraction
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    This is historic Panama and an ideal place to stay during a visit because you will find a mix of old and new. When the New York team behind Tantalo Hotel, Kitchen and Rooftop Bar were... more
  • Attraction
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    You can't visit Panama City without seeing one of the world's greatest technological marvels. When the new larger locks open in 2015, there will be even more to see. One... more
  • Hotel
    Terry Gardner's rating: 5
    This 12-room boutique hotel in Casco Viejo also includes Tantalo Kitchen and Rooftop bar. Each room was designed by a different artist currently residing in Panama. The hotel was... more
  • Restaurant
    Terry Gardner's rating: 4
    This is a great local restaurant that helped pioneer cooking with fresh local ingredients in Casco. Each day the chef creates a new menu based on what's available and fresh... more
  • Region
    Terry Gardner's rating: 4
    The great thing about Panama City is that you can drive two hours and be at a beach or in a rain forest. The Kuna Tribe controls the San Blas Islands, so you book your visit with them.... more
  • Hotel
    Terry Gardner's rating: 4
    I only had breakfast here because they were sold out during my visit, but this place has a calm, quiet vibe versus Tantalo's more party-like atmosphere. Next visit, I would... more
  • Restaurant
    Terry Gardner's rating: 4
    At El Mercado del Mariscos, you can eat lunch at the restaurant upstairs or shop for your own seafood. I heard that some of the local restaurants will prepare seafood that you buy at... more
  • Attraction
    Terry Gardner's rating: 3
    Once the Biomuseum opens, it will likely garner five-stars, but visitors can currently only tour the construction site and see a preview of exhibits the museum will have. The... more
  • Attraction
    Terry Gardner's rating: 3
    If you want to see where infamous dictator Maneul Noriega lived in the tony San Francisco neighborhood of Panama City, this is well worth a quick stop. You can't go inside, but... more