In this section we will be adding links to sites we find useful to travelers wanting to explore and/or learn about Panama.
Embera Village Tours- Highly recommended. Run by Anne Gordon who is actually married to an Embera. A better guide and more authentic experience to an Embera village does not exist.
Whale Watching- Anne also arranges whale watching tours when it’s the season.
My Friend Mario- They offer fantastic tours at good rates. Our guests always love Mario and his guides.
Adventure Panama- They offer adventure day trips such as hiking, whitewater rafting, and mountain biking.
San Blas Sailing- Well organized sailing trips through the San Blas islands.
Birding Panama- For bird watchers
Panama Boutique- A US travel agency that can arrange tours in Panama as well as Guatemala, Belize and Brazil.
News on Panama
The Panama News (online newspaper)
Eye on Panama- A great site for news, local events, and insightful articles about daily life in Panama.
Yahoo groups Panama
Wikipedia on Panama
Lonely Planet Panama Guide
Panamaretire.net – informative website by American resident
Selva Santa Fe – unique private nature retreat development (real estate)
Relocating to Panama
Panama Pet Relocation
The Golden Frog -pet relocation
Panamastart.com - if you can’t find it here, it does not exist
Visitpanama.com - the official website of the Panamanian Tourist board
Domestic airlines in Panama
(airport 5 minutes away from Balboa Inn)
Panama op Wikipedia
Land in Panama (grond te koop)
Wikipedia über Panama
Other B&B’s in Panama – put together your own vacation
Cerrito Tropical on Taboga Island. A 1-2 night stay here is an excellent option to combine with a stay in the Balboa Inn. Also great option for day tours, ask them about their day pass.
Ivan’s Bed & Breakfast in Gamboa - great for birdwatchers.
Las Sirenas- cozy cottages with ocean views
Togo B&B- beautifully decorated B&B near the beach
El Valle de Anton
Casa di Pietra- charming and hospitable B&B in El Valle.
Golden Frog Inn- Top B&B with beautiful gardens and a pool.
Park Eden country retreat – homey B&B
Posada del Mar near Las Tablas, right on Playa Uverito
Casita Margarita in Pedasi - a great new option to explore the beautiful beaches around Pedasi.
Hibiscus Garden- Charming hostel in Santa Catalina, will help you with any day trips to Coiba.
Boquete Garden Inn - in beautiful Boquete.
Tinamou Cottage- Dutch run accommodations in beautiful green surroundings.
Coffee Estate Inn- A mountainside inn the provides private tours of nearby coffee estates along with other personalized services.
Las Lajas Beach Resort- Just an hour from David and right on the beach. A perfect spot if you’re exploring Chiriqui.
Bocas del Toro
Villa Paraiso- A beautiful and private location right on the beach.
Lula’s B&B- Friendly B&B on Isla Colon
Playa Bluff Lodge- well run Dutch owned accommodations on the beach
Hotels in the city of David are limited and basic. If you are looking to stay in David for a night here are some hotels recommended by other travelers.
Hotel Iberia- (507) 777-2002
Hotel Puerta del Sol- (507) 774-8422