What made the place awesome was all the action upstairs in the breezy open-air bar/restaurant overlooking town--Captain Jack's is really the spot in town, and all kinds of people come through looking for sailing trips and company. Backpackers, sailors, locals... a real cast of characters. Captain Jack and Jeff are both great guys who were fun to spend time with and gave good advice to get me around and enjoy Portobelo for my time there. The restaurant had amazing food--I had Thai seafood curry, way better than anything I have come across in Panama so far. The complaints about the restaurant not having backpacker prices is ridiculous--the staff will gladly point you in the direction of beans and rice just down the road. The hostel part was basic, affordable and typical: bunk beds, clean sheets, lockers, bathrooms, fans to keep you cool at night, WiFi--everything you need and nothing more.
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- Also Known As:
- Captain Jack's Hostel Panama/Portobelo