Canada Embassy – their phone number here
in Panama is 507-264-9731
PanCanada is the Panama Canada Chamber
of Commerce 507-223-6788
Copa Airlines – this is who we
use now for travel.
Wellmed Clinic is where we had to go for
our health insurance tests. Dr. Jorge
Rodriquez is wonderful, speaks English.
They also are set up for stress tests.
Laboratorio Clinio Fernandez is the lab
for blood work and all those other labs.
Optica Sosa y Arrango S.A. is where I
got Tom’s replacement lenses for his
sunglasses and where I will go for my
progressive glasses. They are in Punta
Pets & Animals is where I take Cricket
for her haircuts. Those cost 8.00 and if
you want a flea and tick bath, those
cost 8.00 as well. I do have shampoo at
home that I use that is for fleas and
ticks. She also takes a heart pill for
heart worms and we use a liquid on her
coat for fleas and ticks. These are
things you must do living here where the
temperatures are always high. The vet at
our Costa del Este store, Dr. Frank,
has a huge heart for pets and have
helped us with treating strays in
Creative Hair Design is where I get my
hair cut out here in Costa del Este.
Violet charges 8.00 for a haircut.
Studio siete is where we get our
business cards made, very reasonable!
Panafoto and Multimax
are where we
bought our small appliances and tv’s.
Mailboxes Etc is where you want to set
up your mail delivery – they do not have
mail delivery here in Panama, so we have
a mailbox in Miami and they send out
mail out here where we pick it up. They
also email you to let you know you have
mail. Great service.
I get two magazines here,
ABC Living and Vivir Bien – both Spanish and English
and keeps you up to date. There is also
another magazine called the Panama
Planner, your guide to travel in Panama
that is well worth getting. Not too much
here in English and no newspapers in
English except for one called The
Visitor which you can pick up at hotels
etc. Full of good information on what is
happening in and around.
IDAAN is who we get our water bill
Our internet is from
great wireless service
in Panama City (and maybe soon in
the Caribbean, if we can convince
Roman there is an audience.
We use PaNETma as one of our two
internet providers in our office as
well. Compared to the local
providers, PaNETma is attentive and
responsive - not the cheapest but
reliable and friendly
use Direct tv for satellite
then we used SKY as we found out
Sky bought Direct when they cut off
our services and offered us "more"
(useless) channels for 60% more
money - our recommendation - DO NOT USE SKY
- we are moved to CableOnda - the
local cable company - didn't chose
them initially as Direct had more
English content - now i don't care -
ANYTHING BUT SKY - they have to be
the single worst company for
customer service I've ever had the
DISpleasure to deal with. We are in
the process of seeing if we can use
the Internet exclusively for our tv
and movie needs and remove all the
cable company costs
ENSA (used to
be called Electra) is our electricity company
Rosetta Stone is the Spanish program
that Tom is using
We bought three cell
phones so each one of us has one
(and one for our guests while they
are in Panama) and we just buy
minutes for them as we need them. We
use both Movistar & Cable
& Wireless for our cell phones
on pay as you go plans.
Optica Lopez - if
you need eye glasses you have to
check this company out - Donna just
got two new pairs of glasses with
her progressive prescription and one
was even done with a transitional
lens - and one fram was $40 the
other a whopping $120 - and the
total bill for both $400 - the
service was excellent - delivered on
time and as agreed - no issues - how