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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 #630 on: December 18, 2019, 02:13:11 AM »
We did Las Perlas (Pearls Islands) with a 10 month old, our tour guide Elene was great! The islands are splendid! Would definitely recommend for a great day trip from Panama city.. DDF’ers implied that San Blas is a rough ordeal specifically with Toddlers.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #631 on: December 18, 2019, 09:57:02 AM »
So it seems the consensus is to go with Pearl Island even now that it not whale season!

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #632 on: December 18, 2019, 09:23:43 PM »
I loved Pearl Islands as a full day trip, I mentioned previously that I flew to Contadora in the morning and took the ferry back in the evening. I think San blas is longer travel time, if so I don’t think there’s enough time to make a nice day trip out of it.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #633 on: December 18, 2019, 09:50:15 PM »
I loved Pearl Islands as a full day trip, I mentioned previously that I flew to Contadora in the morning and took the ferry back in the evening. I think San blas is longer travel time, if so I don’t think there’s enough time to make a nice day trip out of it.
We went on a day trip, it was worth every minute of travel.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #634 on: December 23, 2019, 11:11:17 AM »
Does anyone know which (if any) dairy restaurants are cholov yisrael?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #635 on: December 23, 2019, 12:32:50 PM »
Does anyone know which (if any) dairy restaurants are cholov yisrael?

In my experience all dairy restaurants are mostly CY. When I was there I asked if they had any menu items that weren't, and they'd usually point out one or two items. The overall menu in most eateries was CY, as far as I can remember.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #636 on: December 23, 2019, 01:54:53 PM »
Does anyone know which (if any) dairy restaurants are cholov yisrael?
You can ask for CY in most restaurants , but Kelim wouldn't be CY.
Other then pizza @ Jeffrey's bakery which is 100% CY.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #637 on: December 23, 2019, 02:22:57 PM »
You can ask for CY in most restaurants , but Kelim wouldn't be CY.
Other then pizza @ Jeffrey's bakery which is 100% CY.

Yes, it would need to CY kelim. Is everything at Jeffreys CY?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #638 on: December 23, 2019, 06:17:53 PM »
Yes, it would need to CY kelim. Is everything at Jeffreys CY?
from my understanding only the pizza.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #639 on: December 23, 2019, 11:37:11 PM »
Check with the local Chabad or Rav. I was told that only Jefferies can be considered CY.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #640 on: December 24, 2019, 03:46:27 AM »
Updated Wiki to include TR's that were not already added. Will update the Wiki as I compile more information not already on there!

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« Reply #641 on: December 24, 2019, 10:28:06 AM »
Updated Wiki to include TR's that were not already added. Will update the Wiki as I compile more information not already on there!
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #642 on: December 24, 2019, 11:22:13 AM »
Updated Wiki to include TR's that were not already added. Will update the Wiki as I compile more information not already on there!

Just when I thought I read everything on Panama for our upcoming trip there are 5 new TRs!!!! You guys are amazing! Tnx

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #643 on: December 24, 2019, 01:00:15 PM »
Just when I thought I read everything on Panama for our upcoming trip there are 5 new TRs!!!! You guys are amazing! Tnx

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #644 on: December 26, 2019, 04:02:09 PM »
Anyone stay at the Marriott Residence Inn in Panama City?  Says it was built in 2019.  Wondering how nice it is and if convenient to shuls.


Also looks pretty close to Super Kosher Supermarket.
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