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amother
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Post Mon, Dec 25 2023, 2:42 am
Looking to go on a trip to Panama City with my husband at the end of January. Has anyone here ever done that? Any hotel recommendations? Tour guides? Also what is the weather like there? I hear it’s always raining…..but it doesn’t interfere with tours, how does that work?
Would love to hear about any experiences!
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amother
Moccasin


 

Post Mon, Dec 25 2023, 10:34 pm
I went to panama in the summer was amazing! Our tour guide always managed to avoid the rain
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SweetAngel




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Dec 25 2023, 11:11 pm
We stayed in the Hilton it was really nice! It didn’t really rain when we were there… feel free to pm me for more info!
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tichellady




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Dec 25 2023, 11:43 pm
I didn’t particularly like Panama City although the kosher restaurants are great
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amother
Valerian


 

Post Mon, Dec 25 2023, 11:48 pm
I went in the summer. We had some rain but it was okay. Personally I honestly did not care for the place so much. I know a lot of people who went who said it was amazing but I honestly didn't feel it was anything major. It was nice. It was lots of kosher food but I didn't actually like the place. I felt like it was very city like and ugly. I did all the typical tours but I don't think I'll be going back again.
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amother
Aquamarine


 

Post Mon, Dec 25 2023, 11:52 pm
I also went in the summer and it rained a bit, but didn't really interfere with our activities. I will agree that the food was the most memorable part. My husband found the city and Jewish community fascinating. I would recommend a visit there for people that have already went to all other places.
We did the canal tour, pearl island, monkey jungle, indigenous tribe, and the Amador causeway. It was very nice, but again nothing major.
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amother
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Post Tue, Dec 26 2023, 8:41 pm
Does anyone know more information regarding the hechsher Shevet Ahim, what rabbi is in charge of it, is it a chabad approved hechsher? I am chasidish, wondering if it’s acceptable or not?
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amother
Pink


 

Post Tue, Mar 26 2024, 6:31 pm
amother OP wrote:
Does anyone know more information regarding the hechsher Shevet Ahim, what rabbi is in charge of it, is it a chabad approved hechsher? I am chasidish, wondering if it’s acceptable or not?


Hi. Reading through this thread now. I have a trip there next week.
Does anyone know which restaurants have good hechsheirim? Cholov Yisroel?
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amother
Blue


 

Post Tue, Mar 26 2024, 7:26 pm
Check the Go Kosher Panama website. It has all the information on the kosher restaurants and hechsherim. (And a whole wealth of other information that was super helpful when we planned our Panama trip.)
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ila




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Mar 26 2024, 7:42 pm
Hi I live in Panama and my husband can help you with the planning and anything you would like to know please pm me so I can give you his contact information
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amother
Moccasin


 

Post Tue, Mar 26 2024, 8:38 pm
amother OP wrote:
Does anyone know more information regarding the hechsher Shevet Ahim, what rabbi is in charge of it, is it a chabad approved hechsher? I am chasidish, wondering if it’s acceptable or not?


Hi I was there this past summer amazing trip! Chasidish, we only ate the imported meat in the fleishig restaurants and we had many different choices check out Yoss Burger, Fuego, lulo casco, Aria
Dairy restaurants you need to ask them for chalav yisroel milk and cheese check out Jeffries, pita pan and aroma
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amother
Babyblue


 

Post Wed, Mar 27 2024, 6:53 am
I was just there.
Pita pan (chalavi) and it's fleishig equivalent were not good (we left hungry from the fleishig restaurant and the dairy one was not worth the money).
Yoss burger was delish and filling, as was fuego.
We heard that Blame Kiki was not bad, just more of a party scene so we did not go.
We never made it to aroma but heard it was good for breakfast.
The hashgachas were all fine for us (Sephardi).
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amother
Canary


 

Post Thu, May 09 2024, 6:48 pm
amother Pink wrote:
Hi. Reading through this thread now. I have a trip there next week.
Does anyone know which restaurants have good hechsheirim? Cholov Yisroel?


Can u share with airline your taking and hotel you’ll be staying at? I’m trying to plan a trip to Panama too next week and need some guidance. Which airlines fly from New York non stop?
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amother
Sand


 

Post Thu, May 09 2024, 6:58 pm
amother Canary wrote:
Can u share with airline your taking and hotel you’ll be staying at? I’m trying to plan a trip to Panama too next week and need some guidance. Which airlines fly from New York non stop?


Not that amother but I went last year and we flew copa airlines and stayed at the jw marriot
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amother
Hotpink


 

Post Thu, May 09 2024, 7:30 pm
I flew frontier thru Miami (not straight) and stayed at the Hilton which I highly recommend
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doctorima




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, May 09 2024, 7:32 pm
Copa is your best bet for a direct flight. United may also fly nonstop. We stayed at the Residence Inn, which I highly recommend due to the shul and multiple kosher restaurants nearby, and just as importantly the magnificent kosher supermarket that is literally in the same building as the hotel!
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amother
Canary


 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 9:35 pm
I’m looking for a good massage place for tomorrow? Any recommendations? I took along my baby with me and I got a babysitter for tomorrow so I’d like to enjoy the moment..
I’m in Panama City
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amother
Lotus


 

Post Tue, May 28 2024, 9:02 pm
doctorima wrote:
Copa is your best bet for a direct flight. United may also fly nonstop. We stayed at the Residence Inn, which I highly recommend due to the shul and multiple kosher restaurants nearby, and just as importantly the magnificent kosher supermarket that is literally in the same building as the hotel!



Do people stay in hotels or also AirBnB? For a family. Thanks
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amother
Rose


 

Post Tue, May 28 2024, 9:05 pm
amother OP wrote:
Looking to go on a trip to Panama City with my husband at the end of January. Has anyone here ever done that? Any hotel recommendations? Tour guides? Also what is the weather like there? I hear it’s always raining…..but it doesn’t interfere with tours, how does that work?
Would love to hear about any experiences!


I have not but have many friends who went. Short summary: Best thing is the restaurants. Worst thing is the weather.
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