Canopy Tower

Panama Day 8, Canopy Tower & The Panama City Fish Market

September 7, 2010
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July 17
Canopy Tower to Panama City
Mornings come early at the Canopy Tower. What’s that saying? The early bird gets the worm. Here, the early riser gets the bird.
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Panama, Day 7- Canopy Tower

August 24, 2010
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July 16
 
Panama City to Canopy Tower
 
We wake to more rain and low clouds and we’re really hoping the weather gives us a break later in the day. Breakfast was in the club lounge and included a large selection of items from omelettes made to order, to fruit and cereals, to french toast. There’s also decent coffee served with a pitcher of steamed milk at the table (loved that!). The service here is excellent.

Our morning view toward the water.

We remembered we still had the phone number of Pedro, the taxi driver we’d used to go to the locks and decided to call him to see what he’d charge to take us out to the Canopy Tower. He didn’t know where it was, but once David explained, we settled on $40 round trip and he agreed to take us out there at 10:30am today and pick us up tomorrow at 9am (checkout time at the Canopy Tower) and return us to the Sheraton.
 
The drive out to the Canopy Tower was easy and took about 30 minutes and it finally stopped raining about half way there. When we got to the road leading up to the tower, we were a little confused because the gate was shut. Fortunately, it wasn’t locked, so we opened it, drove through and shut it behind us. Note; the Tower’s website says if you want to take public transportation out here, there is a bus which will drop you off on the main road leading up to the Lodge. I would not recommend this. It’s a long drive uphill and I cannot imagine hiking up it carrying a backpack or dragging luggage.
We arrived at another gate at the compound at the top of the hill. I wish I had a photo of
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