Hostal Entre 2 Aguas
Travel Blogs from Panama City
A concrete jungle filled with snaking freeways and coast lining sky scrapers and filled with casinos, cinemas, American franchises, malls and a 'Jakarta-like' feel. This is a city that is constantly being developed and is always on the 'up'. There is construction everywhere and most of the buildings are modern and unique...and …
... ans prawns. We met a few other people who had made it to this remote place, went to sleep in hammocks about 11PM and crashed hard.
We woke in the morning to the sound of howler monkeys, very loud and spooky sounding if you have never heard them. We got down for a refreshing swim in the salt water and then up to breakfast. This place feels like some kind of little place in Greece, we are under a big thatched building with white stucco walls. There are terraces overlooking ...
... was massive... 15 wings for a starter was a bit excessive! The taxi driver stayed with us all night and took us to a couple of bars and it was quite a good night. The next day, we went back to the mall for a walk around. We once again ended up in the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. I did my usual of buying postcards and fridge magnets, that was the easy part. The hard part was finding the stamps to post it! ...
... very disappointed going round the canal museum in the old city. The Museum content was rather thin, and the English language audio accompaniment was pathetic in that it only translated into English the first paragraph of all the displays which were written in Spanish.
By the way, I thought it a nice touch that when I arrived in Panama I was given a card which gives visiting tourists FREE EMERGENCY MEDICAL assistance for the first 30 days of your stay there. Good stuff !
... My first stop was Playa Vanao, a tiny beach town, with great surf and plenty of relaxation time. It was well earned as it's a mission and half to get there especially if you decide to travel on a national holiday.
The first valuable lesson I learnt was that nothing in Panama runs on time, the second is that there is always more room on a bus than you think. The more the merrier is the Panamanians motto (I ...
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Run by a friendly, helpful couple and centrally located, this was a pleasant enough hostel. The large, spacious room was comfortable and extremely clean. Unfortunately the location of the room (right next to the breakfast dining room) made it noisy and hard for sleep-ins! (Request a room away from the dining room!) The hostel also seemed to have a lack of bathrooms. Great relaxing communal area downstairs.
At approx. $50 per night, per couple (after tax) it was also a bit steep for us.
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