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List of TR's:
Denverite
saw50st8
dvol
dvol Pictures
zow
CGR

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 #510 on: September 08, 2019, 10:58:25 PM »
Looking at Marriott hotels. I have a couple of free night certs to burn, so thinking about the W. Also, see lots of good things about the Sortis. Anyone stay at the W recently?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #511 on: September 10, 2019, 11:32:24 AM »
Looking at Marriott hotels. I have a couple of free night certs to burn, so thinking about the W. Also, see lots of good things about the Sortis. Anyone stay at the W recently?

A client of mine went there recently and loved it. Didnt ask too many details though

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #512 on: September 10, 2019, 11:34:04 AM »
Looking at Marriott hotels. I have a couple of free night certs to burn, so thinking about the W. Also, see lots of good things about the Sortis. Anyone stay at the W recently?

check out the JW supposedly the pools are much nicer.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #513 on: September 15, 2019, 06:24:56 AM »
Looking at Marriott hotels. I have a couple of free night certs to burn, so thinking about the W. Also, see lots of good things about the Sortis. Anyone stay at the W recently?

I stayed at the W in February. The room is unique and large, but I wouldn't go there again. The decor is bold and somewhat cold, the lobby (a few floors up) is dark and uninviting and the pool is small and not very enticing.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #514 on: September 15, 2019, 04:00:04 PM »
Was getting all excited about Panama from this blog but checked the airline prices and they're insane (Nov from Sunday to Thursday). Any ideas or I'm out of luck? Also, which airport do you go to? I have Marriot points.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #515 on: September 15, 2019, 04:02:04 PM »
Was getting all excited about Panama from this blog but checked the airline prices and they're insane (Nov from Sunday to Thursday). Any ideas or I'm out of luck? Also, which airport do you go to? I have Marriot points.

Prices are pretty high that’s why using AA miles or UA miles is your best option. You fly into PTY.

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« Reply #516 on: September 15, 2019, 04:17:29 PM »
I'll check UA miles. I thought the number of miles is based on the ticket price. I'll check. Thanks.
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« Reply #517 on: September 15, 2019, 04:29:56 PM »
31,000 - 40,000 for one way. Forget it. Thanks anyway. Maybe Boca instead.
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« Reply #518 on: September 15, 2019, 04:36:54 PM »
31,000 - 40,000 for one way. Forget it. Thanks anyway. Maybe Boca instead.
If you find saver you can book with LM or TK.
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« Reply #519 on: September 15, 2019, 04:45:47 PM »
If I find saver? LM or TK?
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« Reply #520 on: September 15, 2019, 07:09:42 PM »
We booked a family of 6 Rt for 240k Amex points. We transferred them to air canada and they charge 40k rt. Nonstop availability was hard to find from nyc (although they had plenty available from bos and IAD. The way back we flew through MSY but we were able to extend our trip and spend a day there.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #521 on: September 15, 2019, 08:31:05 PM »
31,000 - 40,000 for one way. Forget it. Thanks anyway. Maybe Boca instead.

We booked with UA from ORD to PTY for 17.5k one way nonstop.

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« Reply #522 on: September 15, 2019, 08:32:28 PM »
If you find saver you can book with LM or TK.

What’s LM? I thought Turkish Airlines charges more miles from US to Central America then UA does.

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« Reply #523 on: September 15, 2019, 08:38:35 PM »
We booked with UA from ORD to PTY for 17.5k one way nonstop.
UA is changing to dynamic pricing.
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« Reply #524 on: September 15, 2019, 11:23:41 PM »
UA is changing to dynamic pricing.

Ok, I just checked dates for January and it’s still 17.5k