Tre Scalini Boquete

Tre Scalini Boquete

Tre Scalini has opened up a beautiful, quaint restaurant in Boquete. The decor is lovely and the service is good.  If you are in Boquete and want to treat yourself to a delicious Italian meal, visit Tre Scalini.

Re Pomodoro Boquete

Re Pomodoro Boquete

My family and I spent New Year’s in Boquete.  On January 1st we went searching for a place to have lunch.  Most places were closed and we were beginning to believe we were going to have to skip lunch when we happened to stumble across Re Pomodoro in Plaza Los Establos.  The owners are Italian […]

The Inn at Palo Alto

The Inn at Palo Alto

On a recent visit to Boquete my family and I stayed at the Inn at Palo Alto.  The rooms were super comfortable and very cozy.  A delicious breakfast was included and is served on an outside terrace complete with a fireplace. The breakfast was excellent and the terrace overlooks the river which runs through the […]

Resonator in Aguadulce

Getting an MRI in Panama

If you are like me, living in Panama and your insurance will not cover an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Do not make the mistake of not shopping around. Panama has a vibrant free market economy and health care is definitely not the exception. The health care provided by the government should cover working Panamanians, but […]

The Riverside Inn

The Riverside Inn

The Riverside Inn is a lovely small hotel in Boquete.  It sits right on the river as its name suggests and is surrounded by lovely lush mountains.  The rooms are spacious and very tastefully decorated.  There is a cozy living room with a fireplace and a small bar and TV room.  Breakfast is included and […]

Hacienda Los Molinos

Hacienda Los Molinos

Hacienda Los Molinos is located in El Frances, Chiriqui.  It is about 10 minutes outside the town of Boquete.  Los Molinos is a gated community that has a small hotel.  The hotel has lovely rooms and a great restaurant, Raices.  There is a pool and a spectacular canyon view.  Small villas are also available for […]

Panama Canal Railway

Panama Canal Railway

The Panama Canal Railways from Panama City.  It will take you past the Panama Canal locks, through lush rain forests and Gatun Lake with Colon as your final destination. Also, The trip to Colon will take you about an hour.  

Gatun Lake Tour

Gatun Lake Tour

Gatun Lake forms a major component of the Panama Canal.You can take a tour and immerse yourself in the nature, history and impressive engineering of the Panama Canal during this 45-minute boat tour.  This major part of the canal is home to abundant tropical wildlife and is surrounded by a lush forest. I recently took one […]

Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort Review

Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort Review

We arrived after a 2 hour drive from Panama City. The hotel grounds are nice and the beach is pretty. We arrived right at check-in time so there was a line of about 5 people ahead of us. The line moved very slowly! We were in line for at least 30 or 40 minutes. Our […]

The Many Faces of Casco Viejo

The Many Faces of Casco Viejo

The inhabitants of Casco Viejo are as varied as the kaleidoscope of buildings that make up this enchanting sector of Panama City. There is an eclectic mix of cultures, religions, nationalities and ages which is part of the magic that surrounds this area.  These are the faces of Casco Viejo.  

Driving in Style

Driving in Style

I recently spotted this beauty as I toured the lovely streets of Casco Viejo.  It was parked in front of the San Francisco de Assis church awaiting  the bride and groom of a wedding that was in progress.  Now, that is what I call driving in style .

Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View

I recently had the opportunity to go up to the bell tower of the San Francisco de Assis church in Casco Viejo to take pictures.  What an amazing view!  I was able to look out over the city and see the contrast between the old and the new.  What a wonderful experience!

Isla Verde: A Highland Beauty

Isla Verde is a boutique hotel in Boquete, Chiriqui which consists of cabins, cottages and guesthouses. This lovely hotel is surrounded by lovely zen like gardens filled with flowers and fruit trees.  It is only a short walk from the main street. Although it is right in the center of town, it is quiet and […]

Big Daddy’s

Big Daddy’s is a fantastic restaurant located in Boquete, Chiriqui.  It is located on the main road as you enter the heart of the town.  The food is incredible and affordable.  The service is good and there are a lot of different dishes to choose from.  I ordered the shrimp po’ boy with remoulade sauce. […]

Beautiful Boquete

This beautiful waterfall is just one of the incredible places to visit in Boquete.  This is mother nature at her best.

Boquete, Chiriqui

Boquete was first founded on April 11, 1911.  It is located in a bowl shaped valley nestled in the mountains approximately 40 miles from the Costa Rican border. You can easily access this tropical paradise from the capital city of David by car or bus.  It  is a 20-30 minute drive from David.  

Boquete, Chiriqui: Highland Paradise

Boquete is a small town in the Chiriqui highlands. At almost 4,000 feet above sea level, it is nestled among lush green mountains where you can enjoy spring like temperatures all year.  Approximately 20,000 people live in this lovely mountain retreat, privilege to panoramic mountain views, lush vegetation and abundant tropical wildlife. 

Barrio Pizza

Barrio Pizza is a delicious little restaurant located on Calle 8 in Casco Viejo.  The pizzas are baked in a brick oven and served up on wooden picnic tables.  The atmosphere is casual and friendly.  The pizzas are great, the service is good and the prices are reasonable. Check out their website: www.barriopizza.com

Relaxing Sunday

I can not think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than strolling around Casco Viejo. There is a special magic about this place.  It is like being transported back to the past to a time when life was simpler and more laid back.  

A Touch of Paris in Panama

This beautiful little French cafe can be found in the upscale Soho Mall on Calle 50. It is a lovely sight to behold.  The pastries are beautifully done and just as delicious.  However, be prepared to pay a handsome price for these delicacies.  A lunch for two can run between $60 to $90.