Riande Granada Urban Hotel
Travel Blogs from Panama City
... we had been running through for hours. I honestly thought we were going to have to pitch camp on this dark riverbank in the middle of the intense jungle. After almost giving up hope themselves, the boat guys got the motor started, we equipped them with our headlamps and we puttered on. At this point, loud jungle sounds were all around us. Kathy and I smiled through the dark, I felt exhausted but very much alive.
Finally at 8PM after 12 1/2 hours on the river, we rounded a bend ...
... a rocky channel in the reef, and its quite a paddle, but the reward is building up in front of you and is suddenly much bigger then you thought. The only downside is the summer holidays have started, and this place is not longer the cherished secret anymore, on the first day there are fifty people in the water and I have to fight to get a wave. The next few days the crowd varies, towards the end of the session (best around high-tide) it thins out, and ...
... in another taxi) and decided to do something normal and go to the cinema instead. It was a perfectly relaxing evening. I immediately bought an amazing Cinnabon cinnamon roll, McDonald's fries, a smoothie and oh wait for it a HORROR film in the form of the remake of Evil Dead. I was totally excited; I've been wanting to see this for ages! It was so funny seeing it with the Panamaniens too, they totally screamed and cheered and went totally mental. It was awesome. It's nice to be ...
We took a leisurely pace getting up today since we knew we didn't need to be at the Marina for boarding the Star Flyer until 3 PM, and really didn't think we'd have to time to go touring elsewhere, when we had our bags, etc. Jay had hung a door tag on the door to get Room Service breakfast delivered, but when it didn't arrive, he finally checked the door and they'd never bothered to pick up the tag. We don't know if it was because he'd hung ...
... rise towers of Panama City showing above the hills, and can see the spidery structure of the Bridge of the Americas ahead. As we get closer, we come to the massive container port, new, or expanded since we were last here, to trans-ship containers from ships too large, or too cheap to pay the canal fees. The amount our ship paid is reputedly about $360,000 (which works out at about $170 per passenger), but the cheapest amount someone paid was less than a dollar ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service