Our “driver” from Tocumen International Airport in Panama City to our condo in Gorgona was the nephew of the condo “leasing agent”. .Since most of the condo’s where we stayed are privately owned, the owners all have their own “leasing agent”. Dante was right there when we came out of customs. We had his picture and he had ours so we both knew what the other looked like. We waited outside while he got his truck and we started the hour long journey to Gorgona.
Navigating traffic was an adventure and I was glad I wasn’t doing it. We dropped our bag at the condo and Dante took us down the road to the stores to get some food. Gorgona is just a small town of 1400 people and is the closest beach area to Panama City. There are several local markets here, but for real shopping we went to Cornado. $100 dollars later and we were dropped off again at the condo for our 2 month stay. The next day was Mothers Day, and the kids had slipped cards into our suitcase so we celebrated out on the balcony with coffee and a view!
The week was spent finding our way around the complex and checking out the town of Gorgona. This being the off season, its really a very quiet little place. We can walk a couple blocks from the condo and for 30 cents, catch the “coaster bus” to the main hiway.
From the main highway, you can catch buses to anywhere else in the country. The good bus system is why we decided NOT to rent a car. Its a very beautiful place down here. Very green with flowers growing everywhere. And the temperature is always in the 80’s or 90’s!! Very nice!! Our first week went good and we managed to use the pool and take a dip in the ocean also. A good first week…