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24: Panama City, Casco Viejo, and San Blas (Sailing Adventure in Panama)

August 02, 2018

Have you ever wanted to discover the islands that look like the ones in the Corona commercials where there is a single palm tree with a small hut? Well, you can find about 360 of them just off the coast of Panama in the San Blas Islands. We had a wonderful time on a private yacht exploring the islands after spending time in Panama City and Casco Viejo. Panama is a beautiful place to visit to give yourself an international experience while not venturing too far away from the States. We highly recommend this destination for those that are looking to soak up the sun, enjoy an enjoyable cultural experience, and visit the most unique island colony in the world. Main Topics Covered: Panama City, Casco Viejo, and San Blas Links Mentioned in the Episode: Books We Love - Discover the books we have read and enjoyed during and before our travels Panama is in Central America bordering the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.  We stayed in an Airbnb but we enjoyed visiting the Hard Rock Hotel while in Panama City.  The Panama Papers are 11.5 million leaked documents that detail financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities.  Casco Viejo, Panama is the beautiful, historic district of Panama City dating back to 1673.  Manolol Carocol is the restaurant we talk about that we enjoyed but is now permanently closed. Casa Sucre is my favorite cafe that is now much more than just a great place to get coffee.  San Blas Islands are a dream destination on the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.  The sailboat couple that we went with no longer operates in Panama. Make sure you understand what to pack. Pack Less! Here is a great post on everything we packed in a single backpack.  Discover all of the destinations that we have traveled to so far on our epic journey around the world.  Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest tips in Travel and hear about our weekly visits around the world