What I offer...
Safe and courteous service to many "touristy" areas of the country. Beaches, ecological trails and rides, canal crossings, train crossings, visit to indian villages, helicopter rides, historic sites and more are available on the panamanian menu which is yours for the taking.
Luciano Granie, Tel. (509) 6905 1324
No matter which ocean you want to visit, Panama offers nice beaches for those who want to spend a day or a weekend at the waterfront. Farallon, Playa Blanca, Isla Mamey or Isla Grande are among the alternatives for those looking a time to enjoy and relax near the ocean. Not only is a day at the beach an option. For those who go for the best in life Panama offers beach resorts with everything included. Among the most visited are the Riu Playa, The Sheraton Bijao, Playa Blanca Resort and everybody´s favorite the Royal Decameron. All these resorts are located on the Pacific side of the country. On the photo next to these lines is the Isla Grande beach and hotel located on the Caribbean sea.
Panama has a number of ecological parks that are open to the public every day of the year. Among the most visited is the Old Pipeline Road. Arriving very early in the morning might give you the oportunity to observe monkeys in the wild, tucan birds, sloughs, egrets, aligators, parrots and if you are lucky even a constrictor snake. In Panama hunting is not allowed so animals are not overly afraid of humans walking in their environment. In the photographs, a group of wild hogs cross the road that heads to Fort San Lorenzo.
A favorite of many tourists. This tour takes about 6 hours and includes a meal and a drink. During this trip you will enter and exit the Miraflores locks and the Pedro Miguel locks. Practically you will be doing a half crossing of the canal going up to the level of the Gatun lake which is 26 meters above the sea. Here we must remember that most of the canal is an artificial fresh water lake. A lake creted by man by the flooding of a valley using the Chagres river as the main source of water. Since the canal is made up of rain water, river water, all the lands surrounding the canal are national parks. Without rain there would be no Panama canal. The cost of this tour is $150.00 per person...Please take note that it does not includes the transfer to and from the pier which is $15.00 each way.
Our Embera friends will take us on an excursion through their land, we will walk through the forest, cross streams, climb tall rocks, swim under a cascade and travel in motorised canoes on the Chagres river. The indians will tell us about their way of life, they will show us their handcrafts, take you out for a dance and serve you lunch too. Their typical meal: fried fish with plantains and tropical fruit of the season as dessert. A tour for those interested in the viewing and living the real soul of Panamá. The cost of this tour is $120 per person.
Panama offers our visitors some luxury beach resorts on the Pacific side of the country. Some famous brands hotels have their beach property at about two hours from the city. Pristine beaches, delicious all you can eat meals, large swimming pools, gymnasiums, all kinds of water sports and first kind attention wait for you in these resorts located near the town of Rio Hato, two hours away from the city. Among the hotel chains located in this area, we have the Sheraton Bijao, the Riu Playa, the Playa Blanca Resort with the largest swimming pool in central america and the most popular Royal Decameron. Finally, for those who want to stay closer to the city and within a budget I would recommend La Gaviota resort, located at Coronado, it offers peace and tranquility to those looking to forget the problems of daily life. Click on the photo to see images of La Gaviota. (Staying there for the day with the meal included is only $35 per person). Transportation is not included.
Feed the monkeys and be surprised by their behavior. Not for the faint hearted, this 2 hour tour takes you to Gatun lake and from there two stops to visit our friendly apes who will grab the fruit from your very own hand and eat it very often within the boat. A one in a lifetime adventure for those interested in taking the least beaten path.