As we discussed in our previous post, the increasing preference for hostel accomodation in Panama has created more excitement and enthusiasm about traveling to our Isthmus; indeed it has made travel here more affordable when tourists overseas were just beginning to think that Panama was out of their reach.
One good example of a high quality and very affordable bed and breakfast location is Bell Park View Guest House which is right in the middle of Panama City. Located in the Carrasquilla District just minutes away from the banking district, the entertainment centers and easily accessible to transportation and auto rental establishments, it is convenient and welcoming as well. It perfectly combines city and country ambiance with its country Guest House appearance and its offering of many of the basic services of the above average Hostel. The Guest House, in fact, faces Parque Omar which is like our Central Park in Panama and offers a wonderful setting of manicured wooded paths for joggers and hikers of all ages and persuasions. The park is well guarded with a police substation within its confines.
In the way of accomodations, the Guest House has five different rooms keyed by color in red, blue, green, peach and mint all well furnished and outfitted for the leisure as well as the business traveler; click here and check out the individual descriptions. The genral impression for many guests is one of relaxation and reduction of stress when you approach this little oasis in the big city.
The friendly staff of Josefina, Cirilo and Jarmyn are all bilingual and very attuned to the needs of their guests. They are also very versed in the many places to visit and tours to experience whether you are interested in Eco tourism or just fun travel. Feel free to discuss your travel plans and wants over the phone with them. The facilities are kept scrupulously clean and in good repair and offer every comfort at an affordable price. You really cannot beat US$35 – US$45 a night. A generous Continental breakfast, of course, is offered daily and Airport pickup and drop off can be arranged when booking your accomodations with them.
We invite you to visit their web site here and include them on your list of places to seriously consider when looking for lodging in Panama the next time you plan on traveling to the home of the Panama Canal.