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Carnival 2018 - what to do?

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Carnival 2018 - what to do?

Hello,

We arrive in Panama City on Friday, Feb 9th. We are staying at the Best Western Zen in el Cangrejo. we have been to PC several times but have not experienced Carnival in PC. During the day on Sat, we have a taxi booked to tour us around (traveling with friends who have never been). Looking for something fun to do on Sat night and thinking we should participate in some Carnival fun. We are 2 couples in our early 50s. We like to party and dance but not interested in a night club - thinking street party?

Suggestions?

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Hello we are 2 couples about same age that arrive as well on Feb 9 from Calgary and are staying at the Marriott near by and have been wondering on how to see as much Carnival as possible over the 4 days. We plan on doing a Casco Viejo Bar Hopping Pass on the Saturday night through Joey at pty.life that sounds like a lot of fun and would welcome some other Canadians! Monday we are planning a full day trip to Portobelo, and if we don't get to see all we want we may go back on Tuesday for some sailing tour. Then we will leave for El Valle and Pedasi for 5 days. It has been 8 years since we were there so lots to get caught up on. Hope to meet up with you!

Edited: 04 February 2018, 00:39
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I will send you a pm

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Hi Dawat! Carnival in the city is relatively subdued compared to teh rest of the country but it should be fun and safe.You can go to Carnival in the day time and take part in the Culacos (sp?) which is a dance party in the street with very very loud reggaeton , Jamaicans dance hall, salsa etc, all the while being hosed town from water trucks with Carnival queens dancing on the roofs. At night there will be deafening loud Panamanin reggaeton concerts and some parades. There will be parades in the day as well. If you want to go to a very local Celebraion you can take a bus to Capira which takes about an hour, That one will be very local and very loud and probably safe. Eben though most everybody leaves the city for Carnival it should be fun for you. Tell me how it was after yo come back. We moved from Bocas to near the city so maybe I will go down there and run into you. However, we are not making experimental empanadas currently,

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4. Re: Carnival 2018 - what to do?

Hey! we will be in Bocas from the 11th - 26th.

if you plan to be in PTY 9 - 11th - let me know. it would be fun to see you guys again.

cheers,

m

Edited: 05 February 2018, 02:57
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5. Re: Carnival 2018 - what to do?

We're a couple in it 50s, staying in Panama city Saturday night... What's the agenda? Lol... Love to find a few people to get together with!

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6. Re: Carnival 2018 - what to do?

Well if we keep getting more people interested in the Saturday pub crawl it might be a Hockey Night in Viejo with a bunch of Canadians looking to go have some fun!

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Saturday night is the Battle of Ontario

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Has anyone heard if there is a parade Saturday ? We are only in Panama City until Sunday then off to Bocas town.

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9. Re: Carnival 2018 - what to do?

There will be parades everyday, although not too sure of the times.

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Carnaval begins on Saturday until Tuesday before Ash Wensday.

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