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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 #540 on: September 18, 2019, 07:22:35 PM »
We stayed at the Le Meridian
They were very nice to us on Shabbos walked us up to open the doors without us having to ask
Hotel is clean and spacious nothing fancy
Location is excellent, we walked to shevet achim for all 3 minyanim takes less than 5 min
On Shabbos we walked to Beth El which took 12/15min


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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #541 on: September 18, 2019, 10:07:11 PM »
We stayed at the Le Meridian
They were very nice to us on Shabbos walked us up to open the doors without us having to ask
Hotel is clean and spacious nothing fancy
Location is excellent, we walked to shevet achim for all 3 minyanim takes less than 5 min
On Shabbos we walked to Beth El which took 12/15min

Thanks.  Where did you eat on Shabbos?
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #542 on: September 18, 2019, 11:22:15 PM »
We stayed at the Le Meridian
They were very nice to us on Shabbos walked us up to open the doors without us having to ask
Hotel is clean and spacious nothing fancy
Location is excellent, we walked to shevet achim for all 3 minyanim takes less than 5 min
On Shabbos we walked to Beth El which took 12/15min

Why didn’t you go to Shevet  Achim for shabbos as well?

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #543 on: September 20, 2019, 12:21:48 PM »
Beth El is ashkenaz. Others including Shevet Achim are sefardic

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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #544 on: September 25, 2019, 03:10:46 PM »
I liked the pool better at JW it was overlooking the bay. I did not think it was old and dumpy. Lobby more elegant. Look at the pics on the webwsite. However, I did not like the bathrooms.
Sortis was very modern but very noisy - like a Vegas hotel. I was upgraded and had a nicer room there.
stayed at JW (including Shabbos) was an amazing experience (very familiar with Shabbos protocol ) .
im assuming you are referring to bathrooms not being so private.
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Re: Panama Master Thread
« Reply #545 on: September 25, 2019, 08:11:37 PM »
Just got back from Panama, was beyond amazing.
I find it funny as we were there same time as some other DDFR's , week of Aug 16th,but didn't meet. TR to come...

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