Tuesday, November 24, 2015

American Society of Panama Christmas event

American Society of Panama Christmas event, for additional info contact american.society.panama@gmail.com

Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis

Time:  7:30 – 11: 00 p. m.


 Members $45.00       Non-members $55.00

Welcome Complimentary Wine

Cash Bar, Door Prizes, Dancing  and much more!

Valet Parking

Menu: Santa’s Rock
Barra Fría / Cold Station
Ensalada de Pasta, Salmón Ahumado y Maracuyá
Coctel de Camarones al Chipotle con Aguacate
Fiambres y Quesos Importados con Frutas Secas
Ceviche de Corvina con Manzana Verde
Ensalada de Papas Panameña con Vegetales

Barra Caliente / Main Entrees
Pavo Asado en Salsa de Fresas y Oporto
Pierna de Jamón Ahumada con Salsa de Ostras, Cardamomo y Anís
Medallones de Res con Trio de Hongos
Arroz con Almendras, Curry y Coco
Plátano en Tentación-Guayaba y Queso  Fresco
Bollos de la Abuela

Postres / Desserts
Tres Leches
Dulce de Frutas
Mocaccino Flan
Galletas de Navidad
Pan de Moña Artesanal con Almendras
Valet parking

InterNations Event in Panama City

Check http://www.internations.org/  for details:

 InterNations Panama City Official November Event @ La Fragata

Wed 25 Nov 19:30 - 23:30
La Fragata Panama 
Av. Samuel Lewis con calle 59 y 60, 
Panama City, Panama
Entrance Fee
Albatross Member Free
Basic Member $10
Please log in and click accept to enter for $10
Not signed up for event $15
Feel free to bring your international friends,
but please invite them to register for InterNations first.
✓ Welcome Drink
✓ Special Menu

Monday, November 23, 2015

U.S. Embassy visit to David 12-9-15

From email:

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Panama would like to inform U.S. citizens in Western Panama that we will be visiting David, Chiriqui on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 to provide consular services to U.S. citizens.

We will be at the Hotel Ciudad de David in David, Chiriqui from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.  We will offer the following services:

-           Applications for U.S. passports (these services will be processed in Panama)

-           Passport Renewal (adults and minors)

-           Adding Pages to Passports (requires surrendering passport)

-           Lost or Stolen Passports

-           Notarizations

-           Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status (please bring from I-407 and Permanent Resident Card)

-           Voting Registration (Please print and complete the form at: http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://registertovote.org/index.html)


1.         Please bring legible photocopies of all documents to be submitted.

2.         Please bring the exact cash amount to pay for the service.

3.         Please bring completed forms.  Please access the following link for information on fees, and forms you need to download, complete and bring:  http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://panama.usembassy.gov/service.html

A representative from the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) will be offering the following services:

-           Medicare enrollment/cancellation (copy of current passport or cedula will be required)

-           Application for SS replacement cards (copy of current US Passport)

-           Application for new SS card for children under age 12 (copy of US Passport for one of the parents, the child’s copia integra and passport)

-           Change of address/residence (copy of current passport or cedula will be required)

-           General inquiries

A representative from our Regional Security Office will be on hand to answer security questions.

Please note:  No visa services will be provided.  Services will be provided on first come - first serve basis.

Thank you for your assistance.  We look forward to seeing you.


American Citizen Services

U.S. Embassy Panama

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hotels/Motels/B&B in the Panama Beaches area west of Panama City

Hotels/Motels/B&B in the Beaches area including Azuero Peninsular :
Casita Margarita B&B, Pedasí: www.pedasihotel.com email peashooter@gmail.com phone 995-2898 The owners are from Pennsylvania, U.S.
Coronado Bay Condos & Golf:
Liz Larroquette
Sales Coronado Bay & Coronado Golf
Tel. 345-3900
Cel. 6981-1717
Email: lizl@empresasbern.com
DeCameron Resort, Playa Blanca-Farallón just west of the Rio Hato airport
Gaviota, Coronado
Royalton Hotel, PlayaBlanca,
http://www.latinexplore.com/services/s2962_royalton-hotel-playa-blanca More info, see: http://www.thepanamanews.com/pn/v_17/issue_04/economy_13.html
Playa Venao-El SitioResort & Surf Club Azuero Peninsular (about 34 k past Pedasí) 6.5 hour drive west of Panama City,site of annual surf competition Email
elsitiopv@gmail.comPhone (597)-832-1010 
Rio Mar Surf & SkateCamp, Owned by canal tug captain AlanBarnes, Email:
riomarsurf@hotmail.com Web info: http://www.riomarsurf.com/  Phones:345-4010 or Cell 6675-2526
Santa Clara:
Sheraton Resort:  http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3693&language=en_US
XS Memories: http://xsmemories.com/   Phone: (011-507) 993-3096  XS is a restaurante/club/motel on the north side of the Pan Am hwy across from the old casino just before the Rio Hato airport,owned & operated by a retired Marine (now decreased R.I.P.)  & his wife Sheila.  XS is now operated by Sheila.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Some Organizations in Panama FYI

Some Panama organizations:

U.S. Navy League: PTY Navy League: http://navyleaguepanama.org/

American Society of Panama: http://www.amsoc.org/

Balboa Elks Lodge, La Boca Road: 

Canadian ExPats in Panama: http://www.internations.org/expats/members/panama/canadians

InterNations:  See https://www.internations.org/

Panama Historical Society (No website), email:  panamahistorical@gmail.com

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Eco/Nature/Birds/Fish Sites in Panamá

Eco/Nature/Birds/Fish Sites:

Barro Colorado Island: Gatun Lake, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute,see:

Canopy Tower Bird watching: near Gamboa, see:

Eco Tours:

El Valle Butterfly House:  www.butterflyhavenpanama.com

Embera Village, see:

Gamboa Rain Forrest Resort: see:

Gamboa Ivan’s B&B:Birding Lodge (Bird Watching), see:

Panama Railroad, Though not eco itself, you will see a lot by ridingthe train. see:

Playa Venao: Azuero Peninsular, El Sitio beach & surf resort,see:

Smithsonian TropicalResearch Institute, Ancon, see:

Taboga Island: Located just south of the Pacific entrance to thecanal, about a 35 minute launch ride to the island from the Amador causeway.See: http://www.tabogaislandpanama.com/  & http://www.taboga.panamanow.com/

Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge
: Bocas del Toro, see:
Tropic Star Lodge, Piñas Bay,World class Marlin fishing: http://www.tropicstar.com/?source=navyleague

Whale Watching:

American Society of Panamá Thanksgiving event

From the American Society in Panama:
This year, we're going back to "tradition" for a really special Thanksgiving Dinner.
One big table, lots of dishes to pass around, family style! And you'll only be getting out of your seat to choose desert from a selection at the desert buffet!
WHEN: Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
WHERE: Wyndham Hotel, Albrook (Formerly Tryp Hotel)
TIME: 12:00pm - 3:00pm