Active, Educated Senior Couple in Panama Dec. 2nd for 2 Weeks.
Hello. We want to spend about 4 days in Panama City seeing Canal and historical things. No shopping. We are thinking of booking with Coral Lodge but have some concerns. We want an eco-tourism experience about 4 star level on the beach. Can you help us with some information? I am Span. speaking.
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In the case of the activities in Panama city I can help you with that. However you request of 4 star eco beach resort and/or hotels is very difficult. Bocas del Toro on the caribbean side are oriented as a leasure places with access to several areas such as Bluff Beach, red frog beach, bird Island (nesting area for tropic birds and others). On San Blas, very rustic lodging, but with access to snorkeling and rainforest.
On the Pacific side most hotels are oriented has beach pleasure hotels. Pear Island hotels (Contadora and others) can offer you activities in marine wildlife (whales fron june - nov, dolphins, diving, etc). Nice accomodation on Hacienda del Mar but limited access to other areas.
I can provide you with transportation and guiding in Panama City and Eastern and Western areas (507) 6665-9422.
Also just to take it in consideration, beach areas on the pacific side are quite distant from national parks and eco areas. From Panama City there are more accesible.
While in the city, I would recommend visiting casco viejo during a day and an evening since it is like 2 different places.
The daytime is great for going into the historical churches, seeing the opera house, and then eating some gourmet ice cream to cool down.
In the evening the bars and restaurants are fabulous, and I would truly recommend 'Scenas and Platea. The first floor is a jazz bar with a well stocked bar, while upstairs there is a truly 5 star restaurant with relatively good prices for the excellent service.
You can enjoy the canal and afterwards visit the Causeway, where you get fantastic views of the cityscape as well as of the bay, while eating at any of the great restaurants.
In Bocas del Toro I will suggest Tranquilo Bay Resort and Playa Mango. However Bocas in general, is touristy to some people.
Hacienda del Mar in Isla San Jose, The Pearl Island Archipelago, is majestic.
I have not been but hear very good comments on Islas Secas Resort.
Regarding the 4 days in Panama City I will suggest to do 1 full day in the Canal theme: Interoceanic Canal Museum, Administration Building and the Visitor Center at the Panama Canal.
The other day could be to visit Panama La Vieja and other atractions of the city, like Amador Coastway, Cerro Ancon, Bridge of the Americas and Noriega´s house.
Another day could be spent completly in Casco Antiguo. There are museums, restaurants, churches, art galleries and great photo opps all over the place.
The 4 day a visit to a Embera Comunitiy could give you a great begining to the eco experience coming soon.
Meals are better at downtown Bocas, meals at the restaurant are very limited.