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List of TR's:
Denverite
saw50st8
dvol
dvol Pictures
zow
CGR
itreu001
TripsPls
davidrotts63
yuneeq Contadora (Pearl Islands)
Something Fishy (Cuba)
Something Fishy (Honduras)

Kosher Food/ Restaurants:
Places to Eat:
Aria
Aroma Café
Darna Dairy/Bakery
Kava
Jeffrey’s Bakery
Pita Pan
Pita Plus
Lula by Darna
Metsuyan
Hilel Sports Bar and Grill- Closed
Darna
La Spezia
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (including 2 at PTY)
Dr. Sandwich
Prime Grill
Forever yogurt in casco viejo- Chalav Yisroel ice cream - Closed down
NEW - Jerusalem Israeli Cuisine by Chabad in Casco Viejo
Supermarkets:
Superkosher
Supermacardo Deli K


Synagogue:

The Jewish community in Panama is mainly in Panama City in the Punta Paitilla area.
You must bring your passport with you to enter the shuls. You can bring your passport over during the week if you are not staying in the eruv. They will make a copy of your passport.

Sinagoga Beth El – Orthodox, Ashkenazi. After Shabbat morning services, they have a full sit down Kiddush lunch.
They also serve breakfast after weekday shacharit.
Contact Asistente al Rabino secretaria@centrobethel.com - Déborah Wizel

Shevet Ahim – Sephardic. proper attire required, denied entry for shorts.

Ahavat Sion –

Chabad -  bracha Karniel goldberg  brachagold@gmail.com

Things to Do:
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway
Old City
$30 cabbie for all day
Panama John on FT cab and tour guide
San Blas islands
En Valle Market
Casco Viejo
Barefoot Panama tour company
Boquete
Biosphere
Miraflores Locks
Ancon Hill (tallest point in the City)
Anton Valley (hiking, waterfalls, horseback riding)
Panama Viejo
MultiPlaza (high-end mall)
Parque Natural Metropolitano
Partial canal transit
Monkey Island boat tour
Rainforest Gondola tour
Contadora (Pearl Islands) - whale watching, snorkeling/scuba on Chipera, Mogu Mogu, https://pearlislandsdaytours.com/
Rainbow bass fishing
Ziplining
Rent bikes along the water
Rainforest
Beach- Santa Clara and punta palmar both 1.5+ hours from Panama City
Indigenous tribes
Coffee plantations in the mountains
Whale watching
City tour (includes animals)
Chargres River Tour, hike to waterfall, visit Embrera Indian Village
Hiking Portabello road
Natural Metropolitan Park
www.therealpanamatours.com
Almiza Tours/ My friend mario http://www.bscpma.com/mfm/aboutus.htm (Website not working!)
Colon
Bocas del Toro
Old city/Casco viejo

Hotels:

Getting Around:
Uber is the best way to get around, cheap and reliable (if you go to the rainforest, there might not be any cars available going back, search before)

Notes:


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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: August 27, 2017, 10:25:35 PM »
Does it need to be on points?
Pref. But I'm willing to hear all options.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: August 27, 2017, 10:30:34 PM »
I stayed at the Hilton and found the location all around great (you can read my TR for details) and the Le Meridian is right next door.  Next stay still most likely be at the Sortis with Marriott with a restaurants inside and two other ones right around the corner.  If not on points, others have loved Trump Towers, which is also close to all the restaurants in Paitilla.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: October 18, 2017, 03:14:03 PM »
There's a short Panama TR posted towards the end of my Honduras TR, if anyone's interested.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=81038.msg1817484#msg1817484
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: October 18, 2017, 03:43:44 PM »
That reminds me, I don't think we ever linked my little jaunt into Panama from the Cuba TR here:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=65070.msg1592118#msg1592118

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: October 18, 2017, 03:49:14 PM »
That reminds me, I don't think we ever linked my little jaunt into Panama from the Cuba TR here:

...and that reminds me: we saw Panama Viejo from the road. I thought of you and laughed.

Sorry ;D.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #200 on: October 18, 2017, 03:51:59 PM »
...and that reminds me: we saw Panama Viejo from the road. I thought of you and laughed.

Sorry ;D.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: February 02, 2018, 09:42:02 AM »
going on sunday for 10 days. If anyone has some last minute advice feel free :-)

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: February 03, 2018, 11:18:06 AM »
going on sunday for 10 days. If anyone has some last minute advice feel free :-)

Download the Kosher PTY app...it was very helpful to us and I hope you have a blast with your family!

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: February 05, 2018, 05:01:51 PM »
This will be so cool if/when it gets approved, only 40k UA in F http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/02/05/air-china-houston-panama/
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #204 on: February 05, 2018, 09:47:31 PM »
This will be so cool if/when it gets approved, only 40k UA in F http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/02/05/air-china-houston-panama/

Yes, I was also so excited!

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« Reply #205 on: February 05, 2018, 10:31:17 PM »
Yes, I was also so excited!
Yep, I definitely think I'm going to try to take a trip there this year if this goes through.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #206 on: February 06, 2018, 07:42:30 AM »
going on sunday for 10 days. If anyone has some last minute advice feel free :-)

Enjoy every moment. The country is beautiful. The people are friendly. It's really humid there like you can't believe, so bring water everywhere.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #207 on: February 06, 2018, 07:53:27 PM »
Anyone know of any pesach programs in Panama

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #208 on: February 07, 2018, 12:53:55 PM »
Anyone know of any pesach programs in Panama

I’ve seen at the JW marriott. They may be with Kitniyot though, primarily catering to the local Sephardic Community. Panama is the place to go NOT on Pesach though to enjoy the restaurants!

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #209 on: February 14, 2018, 01:44:23 PM »
I'm planning a trip to Panama, i want to visit Bocas del Toro. what is the easiest way to get there from Panama City? and what about kosher food there? is it a good idea to stay there for shabbos? Has anyone been there? any advice?