Central America, Destinations, Panama, Planning, Travel TipsPanama Resources and Links Below are links to sites I found helpful during the research for our trip.My Panama City 2010 Google Map-Mostly restaurants I researched before going to Panama.Hotels:These are the ones we stayed in:Toscana Inn Hotel Panama CityPerla Real Bed and Breakfast Isla ContadoraCanopy Tower Soberania ParkSheraton Panama City near the Convention Center Message Boards and Forums: Fodors Forum for Mexico and Central AmericaTrip Advisor Panama ForumLonely Planet ForumChowhound Central America and Carribean Forum Panama Forum-travel AirlinesAero Perlas (part of Taca Regional AirlinesCopa Airlines WeatherWeatherbase.com for Panama General Websites and Articles about PanamaWall Street Journal Article about Panama TravelNomad- Destinations-Panama-Cityhttp://www.togopanama.com/English.htmlFrommers Destinations- Panama CityCNN Guide to Panama http://www.eco-tropicalresorts.com/centralamerica/panama.htmhttp://nymag.com/nymetro/travel/columns/travel/10833/Panama infoNY Times Guide to Panama Tours and Sightseeing (not used by us):Embera Village Tours http://www.pipelineroad.org/http://pattyscasitas.com/rudystours.htm Other hotels and hostels in Panama City we considered:Centrum Tower SuiteBed an Breakfast PanamaLunas Castle Hostel Other Places we considered going but did not: Santa Clara Beachhttp://www.xsmemories.com/xsmemories/ http://www.lasirenas.com/index.htmhttp://www.thepanamareport.com/hotels/lodging/las-sirenas-santa-clara-cottages.html Anton Valley: http://www.antonvalleyhotel.com/index.htmhttp://www.goldenfroginn.com/index.html San Blas Islands:http://dolphinlodgepanama.com/ Boquete: http://www.boquetegardeninn.com/ Bocas Del Toro: http://nymag.com/travel/weekends/bocasdeltoro/ Santa Catalina Pacific Coasthttp://www.hibiscusgarden.com Share this:TweetMoreRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading...Related Posts Previous Favorite Photo Friday-"Through the Looking Glass" (Madrid Royal Palace) Newer Flight to Panama City on Copa, Toscana Inn Hotel, Dinner at El Trapiche 2 Comments Leslie July 30, 2010 at 7:44 am ReplyGreat blog – Why did you choose Soberania over El Valle de Anton? We have a 5 night trip and since you warn of delayed/cancelled flights from Contadora – we are thinking we shouldn’t go there (it would be the last 2 days of the trip) so we are looking at El Valle and a beach close to PC (Farallon, Santa Clara.)Loading... wired2theworld July 30, 2010 at 9:00 am ReplyBecause it was closer and we were fascinated by the Canopy Tower. In addition, we had planned a night at a place called Sierra Llorona and had hoped to spend a half day on the Carribean Coast. As you will see, the best laid plans don’t always come to be. I was also very interested in El Valle, but we could not fit it in. I also looked at Santa Clara and liked it, but David really wanted to go to an island so we chose Contadora. With your limited time, I see no reason why you could not easily do El Valle and Santa Clara.Loading... Make my day, leave a comment!Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.