I drove to Panama City this past weekend to pickup my daughter Paige and her boyfriend Jarrett at Tocumen Airport. As usual the ride was full of distraction, construction and some good eats in Santiago. In Santiago, a fast growing city, I ate lunch at Las Terazzas on the Interamericana and if you like seafood and have at least two hungry people try the Mixed Seafood platter.
Construction is moving along very fast on the expansion of the Interamerican from David to Santiago and there are many short delays so add about thirty minutes to any planned time for travel.
We did some basic Panama Tourism, very little because my daughters flight was delayed twelve hours and we had to return to Boquete by Sunday night. I did manage to circle Casco Viejo on the new Cinta Costera Three and wonder why it was built? It seems to loop back to another way to the Bridge of the Americas and not much more. It does provide a seafarers view of Casco. We drove down the Causeway and enjoyed a beer at Bennigans, while watching Argentina win its World Cup soccer match.
The drive back to Boquete on Sunday uneventful and fast with no construction delays. We did some tourism bookings.
1. Coffee Tour with Rich Lipner at Dos Jefes. always the best Coffee tour.
2. Zip lining at Boquete Tree Trek of course, who except me would miss that.
3. River rafting with Jim Omer, at Boquete Outdoor Adventures.
4. A trip to Bocas for them, not me, using the bus from Mamallena in Boquete.
5. A Hostel stay on Isla Colon at Tungara right on the main street.
Now Paige and Jarrett can enjoy the outdoors and I have the time to write about it!