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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #105 on: September 25, 2017, 06:39:00 PM »
Just booked my tickets for the family for three weeks next summer so hopefully this trip report will have more adventures and great kosher restaurants added then.  With free tickets and about $300 a week for hotel at the Sortis, we decided its cheaper than paying even for day camp for my kids and way more fun!!
Have fun! I wish we could book for next summer now, but that won't happen unfortunately.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #106 on: September 26, 2017, 07:39:00 AM »
Just booked my tickets for the family for three weeks next summer so hopefully this trip report will have more adventures and great kosher restaurants added then.  With free tickets and about $300 a week for hotel at the Sortis, we decided its cheaper than paying even for day camp for my kids and way more fun!!

Enjoy! Are you going to go up north too or stay in Panama City?

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #107 on: September 26, 2017, 05:33:37 PM »
Have fun! I wish we could book for next summer now, but that won't happen unfortunately.

Aww, why not? Direct on Copa, 17.5 or 30k!


Enjoy! Are you going to go up north too or stay in Panama City?

Not sure yet, I haven't planned that far ahead yet. :P I'd definitely love to see Boquette and Colon though, maybe a coffee plantation.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #108 on: October 16, 2017, 09:24:40 AM »
Aww, why not? Direct on Copa, 17.5 or 30k!


Not sure yet, I haven't planned that far ahead yet. :P I'd definitely love to see Boquette and Colon though, maybe a coffee plantation.
I really liked boquete. Can recommend a coffee plantation etc.
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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #109 on: October 18, 2017, 09:10:29 AM »
I really liked boquete. Can recommend a coffee plantation etc.

Thanks! Feel comfortable to post the info here?  I'd love to have it.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #110 on: October 25, 2017, 03:56:26 AM »
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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #111 on: October 26, 2017, 08:23:17 PM »
http://boquetebees.com
https://goo.gl/maps/85JDoFrtAi32

The bee place looks really cool. Did you drive from Panama City to Boquete?

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #112 on: October 29, 2017, 10:30:09 AM »
Iíve already booked my flights and donít want to pay United change fees (yes I know SQ has a way better fee situation but I really needed the expanded inventory from United because of my co-branded cc).  If others are planning trips and want to go to Boquete, Iíd book my flight differently than what I did. Iíd just book my ticket to DAV (about 45 minutes from Boquete) with PTY as the stopover, so that I could get both locations included.  Itís about a six hour drive or $150-$200 RT for the one hour flight on Copa.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #113 on: October 30, 2017, 05:25:34 AM »
The bee place looks really cool. Did you drive from Panama City to Boquete?
I took a shuttle (Ferry+Van) from Bocas. The way back I took an overnight bus from DAV to PTY.

Boquete has a tiny jewish/chabad community (mostly expats)
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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #114 on: November 20, 2017, 09:48:27 PM »
I took a shuttle (Ferry+Van) from Bocas. The way back I took an overnight bus from DAV to PTY.

Boquete has a tiny jewish/chabad community (mostly expats)

Wow, you are hardcore and Iím assuming you werenít lugging kids with you on the overnight bus (although thatís totally stupid of me to assume since my dad planned family trips like that my whole childhood...yup, I got to experience some awesome hostels...lol...which is I guess why my current adventures need to be comfortable)!  :P

Seriously, thanks for all the great info and suggestions!