Welcome to another edition in the Around the World series! I hope you’ve enjoyed these virtual travels, from France to Chile to Egypt and now, Panama! I have more exciting guests coming at you in the next few weeks, and I am still looking for more contributors. So if you’re interested in joining, please let me know! To see the rest of the series, click here.
There are so many absolutely beautiful places to see in this world, but not nearly enough time to see them! This is one of the reasons why I love this series Amy has put together so bloggers, like us, can “oooh and aaaah” over all the incredible adventures! I’m Robin, the girl behind Penn & Quill, a fashion and lifestyle blogger from Phoenix, Arizona. In December of 2013, I travelled with my sister to the beautiful and colorful country of Panama.
The adventure took us through the city, mountains, and islands of Panama. Starting in Bocas Del Toro, a small island of Panama that you can easily spend one day wandering around. Dinner was spent at El Ultimo Refugio, which was incredible and the sunset view was one I’m glad I didn’t miss. I’d recommend another day of hopping around to the different islands via water taxi and spending some time exploring. We went to Red Frog Beach (on another nearby island) and gave the ziplining tour a whirl, followed by lunch on the beach and soaking up some rays of golden sunshine!
For a complete change of scene, we were off to the mountains of Boquete. We enjoyed delicious food, a Christmas parade, a coffee plantation tour, and a tour around the mountains. I’m not a huge coffee drinker at all, but I’d still recommend the tour. It was so interesting to learn all about how it’s made and we were even able to roast our own! The end of our trip was spent in Panama City where we stayed with a friend of mine from college. We ate extremely fresh seafood from the market, saw the Panama Canal, toured the old sites of Casco Viejo, and spent some time getting to know locals.
If you are planning on heading to the colorful country of Panama, I highly recommend the following restaurants:
Visiting the islands of Bocas Del Toro, Panama?
- Where to eat? – El Ultimo Refugio (restaurant entry way and patio view pictured above)
Visiting the mountains of Boquete, Panama?
- Where to eat? – Georges Grill at Fireside Inn
Visiting Panama City?
- Where to eat? – El Mercado de Mariscos/The Seafood Market (Meal pictured above)
I’ve loved being able to share my Panama story with you! I’d love to know all about one of your favorite adventures or if you’ve ever traveled to Panama!
Thanks for having me!