Paradise found... the long and short of it.
Trip Start Jun 27, 2009
13Trip End Jul 09, 2009
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We made our way to Bocas Town, where the airport is on Isla Colon. We tried to eat at Kanibal, the new great restaurant, but there were closed until 12:30, and our plane would be somewhere over Chiriqui at that point
We arrived in David, and found ourselves the best car rental deal. This kind of reminded me of when I went to Aruba with Libs, Nance and Annie and our hopping from car rental shop to car rental shop pricing it out.
I started out driving, we hit a super market and wait for it……MC DONALDS!!!! We’re a bit ashamed to admit it, but french fries were calling our name. It’s freaking hard to order McDonalds in Spanish, at least when you know as poquito as we do.
We made our way to our “hotel”, Rancho de Caldera. When we booked, we researched a lot, go figure. The photos on the website were beautiful. But now married to a photographer, I know that sometimes photos can be deceptive through the brilliance of photoshop. The photos however can’t do this place justice. They’re completely an eco lodge. They have 8 cabins nestled in a hilltop of Caldera which is about 20 minutes from downtown Boquete. When we checked in, the owner, Gina, came to our room with a bouquet of flowers and told us that because it was our honeymoon, she’s going to give us the room next to us as well
Enough about our room, we went into Boquete to find a meal since we just came off of cooking for ourselves for the past 5 days (for the most part). We made our way to the Panamonte Hotel. We had fabulous meals of smoked pork chop and dry aged filet. It was delicious!!! All this with a bottle of wine and dessert and did I mention that Scott ordered Carpaccio for an appetizer (blick, and he thought so too) for $60. It’s really, really affordable to have a bit of luxury in Panama.