La Jungla Hostal

Calle 49a Oeste y Via Argentina, Panama City, Panama
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by ForestqueenNYC

I have recently read that Panama is the current hot spot for American retirees. I would love to hear from you if you are one of those who have made the move there.

And if you are a native resident or a traveler, feed back on which city I should visit for a week or so to see if it would appeal to me enough to move there would be greatly appreciated.



by bocasjoe

I sent you an email at your VT address.


by bilgeez

If you want info in Panama City, look at my travel pages. Just click on my icon on this reply and it will take you there.


by ForestqueenNYC

Thanks, I will definitely check it out.


by lbs720

I visited Panama last October and (even though I usually avoid the typical tourist areas) I did find Boquete the most relaxing place I went. I stayed at a nice guest house for only $6.25 per night. There is a don't-miss hike across the mountains just outside of Boquete that is gorgeous. (You'll be thankful you brought your trekking poles for this one!)

Bocas was OK, but there are a lot or partying young people there. I personally didn't find it very pretty, but the atmosphere was relaxed.

The prettiest area I saw was on the bus crossing over from Sixaolo to Volcan. That area was beautiful.

Have a nice trip!


Travel Tips for Panamá City

Kuna Indian women

by Jim_Eliason

The city has a surprising number of Kuna Indian women who wear their traditional Molas. In most places where you see this it is mostly for tourist consumption. But here the women wear them even away from the tourist areas.

Diablos rojos

by call_me_rhia

Diablos Rojos, the Red Devils - are one of Panama's institutions.. however they are not a sports team but... public buses. Colourful public buses I should add: they are revved-up school buses painted with graffitis of different colours, often with scarlet, crimson, ruby, and cherry tones. It's their owners who spend a lot of time (and money) decorating them. They are a wonderful sight.

Watching one of those buses is like going to a contemporary art museum... really fantastic. Do hurry to Panama if you want to see them... there are runours that the local authorities have plans to buy new and anonymous city buses, and that these old Red Devils will all be replaced. What a pity!


by sfphototraveller about LENOS CARBON IN THE MULTICENTRO MALL

I ordered the Filet Mignon media with limonada juice. Total $ 12.65 included rice,salad,fried banana.

It was excellent. I ate at the ones in Medellin and Cali-Colombia.
Great quality steaks for the price.

I love steak.

Santo Domingo Convent - Casco Viejo

by elsadran

The ruins of Santo Domingo Convent and Church are at the corner of avenue A and Calle 3. It was burned down in 1756 and was never rebuilt. But the flat arch still stands and they say it was the reason for preferring Panama to Nicaragua for the building of the Canal as it proved to be an area safe from earthquakes.
There is an interesting legend attached to it. The friar who was directing the construction had the arch built but it fell twice. It is said that the friar prayed for guidance. In a vision he saw exactly how he should make the construction and he made it with his own hands. Since then the arch has resisted earthquakes and time with no other supports than the terminal arches which was indeed an architectural triumph.

Panama Viejo or La Vieja

by elsadran

Panama Viejo or La Vieja is the original site of the city carrying a lot of history. It was founded by Pedro Arias de Avila in 1519. It was the central point for the exploration and the conquest of this part of the world and an important trading and shipping center for gold and silver transported to Spain. Now only a few ruins are left to remind of those times.
It was destroyed by the fierce attacks of the notorious pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. The tower of of Panama Viejo stands out in the distance among other ruins. There are remains of other constructions as the Convent of the Conception, The Hospital of San Juan de Dios, La Casa del Obispo. Actually there is almost nothing left and nowadays there is a restoration attempt to make these ruins more impressive. Some of them are free to see and others have an entry of 3$ as the Tower and the Cathedral. There is a museum nearby where you can see a model of the ruins showing the original city. A complex of artcraft shops are nearby selling all traditional kind of souvenirs, paintings, molas and more...

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Address: Calle 49a Oeste y Via Argentina, Panama City, Panama