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CGR, CGR #2
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Moishes 2/5/24 Panama Extended Weekend



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


Cholov Yisroel:
If you go onto Kosher Panama Website you can search for Cholov Yisroel by entering Jalav Israel in the search, just be aware if the site lists Jalav Israel and Lacteo in the description, the establishment may have both CY and non-CY so be aware and double check with the staff.
SuperKosher also had a nice selection of CY breakfast/snack/frozen items available.

There is a local chalav yisroel that isn't up to everyone's standards. It isn't up to Chabad as they use a lower kasherimg temperature than the alter rebbe holds.
This is what local chabad down there told me. Don't hold me to any of it please.


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 #1340 on: February 14, 2024, 12:42:28 PM »
Is there Any restaurant that delivers to PTY?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #1341 on: February 14, 2024, 12:47:06 PM »
Is there Any restaurant that delivers to PTY?
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has a kosher location in the airport.

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #1342 on: February 14, 2024, 11:47:26 PM »
Hilton vs. Jw marriot?
Very disappointed in the JW (I took a deluxe ocean view room).
1) Small rooms.
2) Bathroom in the middle of the room with minimum privacy.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #1343 on: February 19, 2024, 03:54:52 PM »
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has a kosher location in the airport.

There’s also a small kosher selection at the Organik stand next to gates 216/217 in terminal 2.










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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #1344 on: February 26, 2024, 05:48:59 PM »
Any recommendations for Shabbos takeout?
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #1345 on: February 26, 2024, 06:00:26 PM »
Any recommendations for Shabbos takeout?

Can't personally vouch for it but the kosher supermarket has takeout.
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« Reply #1346 on: February 26, 2024, 06:15:08 PM »
Can't personally vouch for it but the kosher supermarket has takeout.
We saw that. Thanks.
Was wondering if there’s any other place.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #1347 on: February 26, 2024, 06:22:25 PM »
We saw that. Thanks.
Was wondering if there’s any other place.

Not interested in eating with either Chabad or the other shul? 
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #1348 on: February 26, 2024, 07:16:35 PM »
Not interested in eating with either Chabad or the other shul?
We’re 6 adults. We got an apartment so we can eat at home.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #1349 on: February 27, 2024, 01:05:56 PM »
We’re 6 adults. We got an apartment so we can eat at home.
(Don’t need to socialize with strangers. Which some find a benefit.)

Chabad has take out as well.

I didn’t find any decent takeout food for Shabbos at the supermarket, but I bought at a restaurant fish, soup, and meat which made a great Shabbos meal.

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« Reply #1350 on: February 27, 2024, 06:38:30 PM »
We saw that. Thanks.
Was wondering if there’s any other place.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #1351 on: March 03, 2024, 08:51:31 PM »
Any hotels in Panama with kosher breakfast?
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« Reply #1352 on: March 08, 2024, 05:16:16 PM »
Are there large houses to rent there close to Shul or Chabad?
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« Reply #1353 on: March 11, 2024, 10:48:44 AM »
Any hotels in Panama with kosher breakfast?
Residence Inn will get you kosher for a few dollars. Honestly just walk downstairs to supermarket will be even cheaper.