Category Archives: Panama 2013

Long drive to final overnight at Coconut Lodge Panama

Drivers Jean and Melissa picked the Adventurers promptly at 8 am for the long drive from Santa Catalina to the Coconut Lodge Panama, a beautifully appointed inn in the hills above central Panama City, which is owned by Melissa’s parents, … Continue reading

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First of the morning walk around Santa Catalina – and fabulous food at Chano’s Point

The Adventurers learned if they were going to see the big surf – and surfers – they’d need to get up and out early, so they took a good long pre-breakfast loop hike this morning, which was a perfect compliment … Continue reading

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From the land of coffee to Santa Catalina, Panama’s surf city

Every day brings an adventure. In some respects, the adventure today was the lack there of. Daniel picked them up at the Coffee Estate Inn (where they poised for hosts Jane and Barry, as is the custom at the inn) … Continue reading

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Taking a Sunday drive in the hills and valleys of Boquette

Driver Daniel Higgins-Watson picked up the Adventurers Sunday morning for a driving tour of Boquete. In three different loops, they pretty much covered all the town’s neighborhoods. Disparity between the haves and have nots was again in marked contrast. Waves … Continue reading

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Taking a stroll above and through Boquete – and finding good food for lunch and dinner

Replenished after a delicious “date night ” dinner of rack of lamb prepared by host Barry at Coffee Estate Inn (a Friday night specialty that’s most recommended) and a good night’s sleep in the Inn’s super comfy bed, the Adventurers … Continue reading

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Water to water to land travel in Panama sometimes requires patience

That they waited dockside for about 5 minutes for one of their fellow Al Natural guests to board the motor boat back to Bocas del Toro was only a hint of the twists and the turns the long day ahead … Continue reading

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Western Night Monkeys are regular visitors at cocktail hour at Al Natural in Panama

There’s a nightly show at Al Natural, which, while feeling a bit scripted is enchanting nevertheless. During the cocktail hour four Western Night Monkeys perch themselves on an observation deck constructed nearby for them. They are both cute and gentle … Continue reading

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