Panama Canal Journals

Panama

A July 2005 trip to Panama Canal by rdc

Quote: Melia Panama Canal -- NOT a great hotel.

Panama

Overview

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We did a lot while in Panama. Day 1: Drove to Panama City and parked the car at Mi Pueblitos. admission and car in a fenced in guarded area. Then we took a taxi to Casco Viejo, Panama Viejo, and the Canal Administration Building, and then back. Ate at Manolo Caracole in Casco Viejo area -- GREAT restaurant. Had no problems getting a taxi to go to the next location. Total for taxis . Day 2: Drove to Portobello and Isla Grande. Ate at La Torre Restaurant. Excellent!! Took a boat ride around the island, this was very nice. Beware - road from Portobello to Isla Grande is washed out most of the way, so you must drive carefully. Day 3: Went to Gamboa Rainforest Resort. To...Read More
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Best Things Nearby:Absolutely nothing near the resort. You MUST rent a car at the Panama City airport and drive.Best Things About the Resort:NOTHING! There was no shade at the pool, pool water was dirty, food in restaurant had bugs flying in and around the food, staff only spoke english when it suited them, nothing to do at the resort!Resort Experience:Take LOTS of cash and make sure your room safe works! The tour desk at the hotel takes cash ONLY, as does the hotel gift shop. Tours only run when they want to run them, kind of like on their own time. We were overcharged on our bill, they would not honor the RCI 15% discount, would not adjust the bill and ...Read More

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