It keeps getting better

In this edition we have three stories. One about a great new fishing resort, A world top ten orchid farm and our favorite Iranian chef opens a new restaurant.

We have just attended the International Living Discover Panama conference in Panama City. The 280 attendees were double the previous conference numbers. So Panama is finally being discovered as the great retirement destination we have always known it to be.

Sylvia Peters

Panama just gets better. Recently David & Lydia Dell and their 15 year old schnauzer spent a very enjoyable time at the Hooked on Panama fishing resort just south of Puerto Armuelles. Dan Peavey and his partners have done a remarkable job of transporting the charm and beauty of Hawaii to the shores of Panama. (Dan and his wife spent many years running a resort there). Hooked on Panama offers fishing charters for the die hard angling enthusiasts, but for the less adventurous you can relax by their swimming pool or stroll on the palm fringed beach.
Hooked on Panama
The Shangri-La valley is the picturesque valley just north west of Volcan. It is home to the major vegetable growers of Panama and an idyllic orchid garden called Finca Dracula. Rated among the top ten in the world, this a great place to spend a relaxing and informative afternoon.
Orchid Finca Dracula
Finally, our favourite Iranian chef Bernard Bahary has opened up a late night restaurant in David. His amazing ability to make even the most bland of meals stand out always delights his regular clientele. Curried spaghetti, may be odd to some, but we found that this and other twists to the otherwise bland and boring, make a meal at Bernard’s something to savor.
Bernard's goodbye boring

We hope you enjoyed this issue of Your Panama Newsletter. Watch for the next issue in September, 2008.