I travelled to Panama with my husband and another couple in mid February. We found Breezes an oasis, with a quiet deserted beach and lots of pool space to relax and forget about your worries. The hotel staff was courteous, truly trying their best to please and make your stay memorable. The alcohol selection was fabulous and the a la carte restaurants provided ambiance, great service and terrific meals. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. We felt extremely safe on the resort and while walking the beach. The resort was not overcrowded so there was never a wait at the buffet or at the bars. I recommend trying Bailey’s, milk, ice and a banana blended into a smoothie….. Yum! The local beer was a great hit for my husband.
We went on the Eco tour, an absolute must when visiting Panama. We were able to take a boat road through the Panama Canal, feed the white faced monkeys, see two sloths, take a walk through the rainforest, and have lunch on an Island in the rainforest. Our guide spoke exceptional English and our boat driver was quick to find wildlife along the Canal. We had a fabulous day!!
We also paid for a driver (Felix) to take us into Panama City for the day. We paid $150 US and had the service for 10 hours. Felix was an excellent driver and kindly watched over us when visiting Old Panama City. Although he didn’t speak English we had our representative from Sun Quest write a list of locations we wanted to visit. While in Panama City we shopped at the Allbrook Mall, which was quite expensive for the small shops, but we made out quite well at the department stores. The department stores are where all the locals shop and you have to check your bags before entering the store. There is a grocery store in the mall so be sure to stop there to purchase your coffee and alcohol.
Just a few cautions: One couple from our resort visited the small shops in Penonome and the lady had her wallet stolen. Also, when we were departing from Panama we were almost charged for being over our 20 kilos per person at the airport. The scales seemed to favour the airline so be very careful on how much you purchase when you are visiting. A lot of people were frantically removing items from their luggage and stuffing it into their carry-on to avoid the extra fees ( at the Panama airport the carry-on luggage is not weighed).
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