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List of TR's:
Denverite
saw50st8
dvol
dvol Pictures


Kosher Food/ Restaurants:
Places to Eat:
Aroma Café
Darna Dairy/Bakery
Kava
Jeffrey’s Bakery
Pita Pan
Pita Plus
Lula by Darna
Metsuyan
Hilel Sports Bar and Grill
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
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
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 #30 on: March 26, 2015, 06:10:57 PM »
I dont think this is the best place to ask, Just make sure you have a return or continuing ticket or they wont let you board.
Some might give you problems even if you have return but it's 2 separate tickets.
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2015, 06:12:14 PM »
I dont think this is the best place to ask, Just make sure you have a return or continuing ticket or they wont let you board.

Where would be the best place to post?

Thank you.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2015, 06:14:19 PM »
Some might give you problems even if you have return but it's 2 separate tickets.

Are you saying its better to book a fight with a return together, or two separate itineraries there and back?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2015, 06:16:49 PM »
Are you saying its better to book a fight with a return together, or two separate itineraries there and back?
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2015, 06:35:15 PM »
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At this point I have a flight booked from Miami to Panama City. Are you saying that I will run into issues trying to board if I have a separate flight to return?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2015, 06:36:32 PM »
At this point I have a flight booked from Miami to Panama City. Are you saying that I will run into issues trying to board if I have a separate flight to return?
Not necessarily as long as you Have a return you should be fine, but don't take my word for it.
Ask a TA.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2015, 06:47:47 PM »
Not necessarily as long as you Have a return you should be fine, but don't take my word for it.
Ask a TA.

Sababa, Thank you.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2015, 12:15:11 PM »
Not necessarily as long as you Have a return you should be fine, but don't take my word for it.
Ask a TA.
you will fine if you have a return doesnt matter that its separate. just keep handy if they ask.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2015, 11:24:02 PM »
How's the weather in July and August in Panama?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2015, 11:52:22 PM »
Hi i'm going to panama next week, and looking for some reccomondations on places to eat, and where to daven.  I'm staying in paitilla in panama city.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2015, 11:56:49 PM »
Panama supposedly has the highest concentration of kosher eateries per capita so I'm sure you won't go hungry.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2015, 12:05:12 AM »
Definitely go to darna and lula. If you can get into the private club there are two great restaurants. One dairy and one meat.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2015, 12:51:11 PM »
Any recommendations for a hotel near the airport? I have a 7:40 am flight and want something convenient.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2015, 05:07:12 PM »
Any recommendations for a hotel near the airport? I have a 7:40 am flight and want something convenient.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2015, 02:58:34 PM »
My wife and I will be in Panama City from Wed 12/23 to shabbos 12/26.

Our flight back to the USA leaves PTY on Thursday 12/31, so we have Sunday to Wednesday to explore beyond Panama City.

We'd like to do:
- a rainforest zip line
- secluded beach (privacy is important)
- hikes with beautiful views
- maybe white water rafting

I am struggling to get enough information to put a plan together.

I'd be so grateful if some experienced Panama travelers could weigh in on:
1) Where do you think we should go?
2) Where do you recommend we stay?
3) How should we get around?
4) What will we need guides/operators for, and where do we find them? How far in advance should we book?
5) Will the fact that it's the week between xmas and New Years make things more complicated?