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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 #270 on: July 30, 2018, 07:29:20 AM »
I will be at the Sortis end of August.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: July 30, 2018, 10:24:47 AM »
I checked out Friday morning
Amazing spa .. got upgraded to 1 Br suite

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: July 30, 2018, 11:12:14 AM »
I checked out Friday morning
Amazing spa .. got upgraded to 1 Br suite

Details on the spa? How did you get the upgrade?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: July 30, 2018, 12:36:59 PM »
Does anyone have a handle on the best ways to get to pty, points-wise?

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« Reply #274 on: July 30, 2018, 05:29:21 PM »
Details on the spa? How did you get the upgrade?
Spa is just really nice ..dry and wet sauna separate for men and women. Has a mini pool with massaging jet lounges...
Booked on someone else's Platinum account for the upgrade

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: July 30, 2018, 07:37:24 PM »
Does anyone have a handle on the best ways to get to pty, points-wise?

United or Singapore, 35k RT.  United has more availability if you have their card.  Singapore has better change/cancellation fees and stopover rules.

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« Reply #276 on: July 30, 2018, 08:28:56 PM »
Does anyone have a handle on the best ways to get to pty, points-wise?
American and BA came out to around 25k with $70 in taxes

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« Reply #277 on: July 30, 2018, 09:20:03 PM »
American and BA came out to around 25k with $70 in taxes
Thanks.
Last minute im thinking of heading down there for a week or so. Are the trips and tours mostly things that can be booked on short notice or would it be to late for some things. I'm thinking of going next week

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: July 30, 2018, 10:35:20 PM »
Thanks.
Last minute im thinking of heading down there for a week or so. Are the trips and tours mostly things that can be booked on short notice or would it be to late for some things. I'm thinking of going next week
check the weather before you book. It can be really humid now

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: July 30, 2018, 10:36:57 PM »
check the weather before you book. It can be really humid now
I'm in for a treat ;)
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: July 30, 2018, 11:20:29 PM »
I'm in for a treat ;)
The forecast means nothing ....
It rains or drizzles every day but a lot of the time for 5-10 minutes.
It's not LA or Arizona weather but iv been here for 5 days and it's been fine. Verrry humid and Iv forced myself to get used to it... Food here is great, nice people,and transportation is cheap.. it's something different!

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: July 30, 2018, 11:55:26 PM »
The forecast means nothing ....
It rains or drizzles every day but a lot of the time for 5-10 minutes.
It's not LA or Arizona weather but iv been here for 5 days and it's been fine. Verrry humid and Iv forced myself to get used to it... Food here is great, nice people,and transportation is cheap.. it's something different!
Is it more humid than Florida?
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: July 31, 2018, 12:31:11 AM »
Is it more humid than Florida?
Yes..
I was in Florida last week and then came straight here.. definitely more humid in panama..

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« Reply #283 on: July 31, 2018, 12:31:46 AM »
But I hate humidity and I didn't feel like it was unbearable...

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« Reply #284 on: July 31, 2018, 02:46:38 AM »
But I hate humidity and I didn't feel like it was unbearable...
Thanks, me too, that is why I asked.
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