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    If you go to Panama. . .

    Where to stay

    Riande Granada Urban Hotel

    Panama City

    507-204-4444

    www.riandehoteles.com/en/our-hotels-riande-granada-urban-hotel

    A sleek, modern spot with an outdoor waterfall in front and electronic music in the lobby — though not the most picturesque location. From $85 a night.

    Garden of Eden

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    Isla Solarte, Bocas del Toro

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    507-6967-0187

    www.gardenofedenbocas.com

    A three-room bed-and-breakfast on a private island, with meals served under a tiki hut by the pool. Poolside cabana or more private suite, $150-$170 a night.

    Where to eat

    Lili’s Cafe

    Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro

    507-6560-8777

    www.liliscafebocas.com

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    A great spot for a Caribbean breakfast after the early morning flight from Panama. Sit on the dock and don’t forget the killer Killin’ Me Man hot sauce. Entrees $5-$8.

    Mi Ranchito

    Panama City

    507-228-4909

    www.restaurantemiranchito.com/en

    A tiki hut on the Amador Causeway with a stunning view of the city across the bay. Entrees around $10.

    What to do

    Panama Canal

    Miraflores Visitors Center

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    About 9 miles from Panama City

    507-276-8325

    www.pancanal.com/eng/acp/cvm/index.html

    Watch ships going through the locks and visit the four exhibit halls, $15 for nonresidents.

    Red Frog Beach

    Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro

    www.visitpanama.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1415&Itemid=615

    A beautiful beach with an open-air bar and several lodging options. Admission $3.