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Adventures in Panama

The Canal may have made Panama world famous but the country is becoming renowned as a destination for eco-travelers. With 11,000 foot volcanic peaks, Caribbean archipelagos of Bocas del Toro and San Blas--the homeland of the Kuna people--and the Darien Gap Jungle and its Embera communities, Panama has incredible diversity. The Government’s policies on indigenous peoples are the most progressive in Central America. The isthmus is a corridor between North and South America for truly unique species of wildlife. Our documentaries, photos, and travel tips give you all you need to discover Panama by yourself.

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Unlike guidebooks that try to offer a comprehensive list of  establishments, few of which the authors have ever visited, we only mention our favorite, highly-recommended places.

Bocas del Toro

In Bocas the restaurants are expensive, you can save money by finding a place with a kitchen, even if it means paying a little more. La Veranda is a lovely mid-range option owned by Heather a former nurse from Canada. The place is simple but decorated with great taste. Rooms open onto a deck surrounded by flowers and furnished with tables, chairs and a sofa. Birdwatchers will be delighted by the variety tropical birds (including a few species of hummingbirds) which feed on the flowers surrounding the deck. Have a seat on the sofa, try some of Heather's home-made chocolate and the birds will come. If you plan a trip to Bocas, make a point to stay at La Veranda.

La Veranda
Bocas del Toro
Panama

Tel/Fax: (507) 757-9211
www.laverandahotel.com 
heatherguidi@cwp.net.pa

Pedasi

Just before you arrive in the center of town you will pass a hedge-row on the right and a sign for Dim's Hostal. Look no further for a place to stay. Mirna the hostess will treat you right. Rooms in the $20 range are cozy with private bath and ceiling fan and include breakfast. There is a lovely patio out back and a flower garden livens up the yard. She will make special meals on request and she can arrange tours to local attractions.

Dim's Hostal
Bed and Breakfast
Pedasi, Los Santos, Panama

Tel/Fax: (507) 995-2303 
mirely@iname.com



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