Recommended links

May 26, 2009 Category: Recommend links

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

Background info
Wikipedia on Panama
Lonely Planet Panama Guide – 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

Directories - if you can’t find it here, it does not exist - the official website of the Panamanian Tourist board

Domestic airlines in Panama
(airport 5 minutes away from Balboa Inn)

Startpagina Panama
Panama Prikpagina

Panama op Wikipedia
Land in Panama (grond te koop)

Wikipedia über Panama

La Prensa

Other B&B’s in Panama – put together your own vacation

Isla Taboga

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.

Santa Clara

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

Azuero Province

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.

Santa Catalina/Coiba

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

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