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At Your Service First and Foremost

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Over the years, René’s business has grown dramatically.  The Number One reason for this is that he cares about his clients and loves showing off his home country.  This growth has brought new members to the team and choosing them was no small task because René wanted people like him, with his love of customers and Panama.

Each individual has been carefully selected to insure you are in the best of hands, whether with René or one of the other team members.  Relax, enjoy.  We are going to take great care of you!

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Don’t Leave Home Without Him!

view from the upper part of the lotOn March 23rd, my wife and I headed to the Republic of Panama for a long anticipated visit.  Without any hesitation, we asked Rene to meet us at the airport upon our arrival from Atlanta.  What a wonderful sight it was to see his smiling face after we cleared customs.

Rene shared with us that one of his helpers was ill, so feeling experienced this being our second trip to Panama, we said, “Don’t worry, we will take a standard taxi to Allbrook Airport for our trip to David tomorrow”.  Reluctantly, he agreed.  We felt confident as our hotel was 10 minutes from the Aeroperlas Regional airport.

To shorten the story, we had trouble communicating and almost missed our flight because the taxi driver thought we wanted to go to the big airport, Tocumen International!

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My New Favorite Restaurant


Rene picked us up at the airport … what a great site to see a friendly, smiling face, particularly after the amazing hassle in Miami (note to self:  no more flights through Miami!).  Off to lunch we went through the teeming city.  The sights seemed a little like a bustling Miami for a moment, yet mysterious all the while.  The Caribbean Sea grabbed my attention as we approached the water and proceeded across an earthen causeway.  Ah, a busy marina, with shops, bars and restaurants to be sampled and enjoyed.  Unbelievable food, gorgeous view … and the price — a steal.  Grilled prawns, rice and Atlas beer.  Yumm, my new favorite restaurant.  Rene knows the best places!

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Fifty Mile View

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Yesterday we finagled an invitation to visit a Vermont gentleman that has built his tropical dream home with his own hands (with help from his Panamanian neighbors) on property whose beauty is unmatched.  The centerpiece of this location is a ficus tree over 50 feet tall with a diameter of 12 feet!

The ficas tree it seems begins by growing around a “host” tree like a vine, then killing the donor in the process.  Over time, the host rots away, leaving the ficus with a hole in its trunk where the donor once lived.  Amazing!  (No, this is not a metaphor for Uncle Sam!)

Looking to the east, one can see the Pacific Ocean, the out islands; about 50 miles total.  To the west, mountains cloaked in clouds rise proudly.  Coffee trees, avocado, banana, almond, berries … paradise.

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René and His Assistant Driver Save the Day

aeroperlas5On November 7, 2009 Rene arranged for his assistant driver to pick up my wife at the Tocumen Airport and bring her to Albrook so that she could catch the last flight from Panama City to David.

Her flight into Panama City was an hour late which left less than 40 minutes from the time that she got out of customs before her connecting flight departed for David.

Not only did the driver make it to Albrook in less than 30 minutes, while still  driving safely, but he called ahead to Aeroperlas to alert them that they had a late arriving passenger.

When she arrived at Albrook, 10 minutes before the scheduled departure, she was greeted with cheers by the Aeroperlas staff.

Rene and his drivers are the best!


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Panama: The Best Place to Visit, take an EcoTour, for Medical Tourism, and More


Panama has a great variety of world-class attractions all in close proximity
Panama is small country, yet it has a great variety of attractions- exotic tropical rainforests, beautiful mountain refuges, Caribbean-style beaches, a 1000 islands, seven living Indian cultures, a Miami-style sophisticated capital city, scads of Spanish colonial historical sites, golf, diving, sport fishing, not to mention that 8th wonder of the world and engineering marvel, the Panama Canal. It is hard to think of any other destination in the world that has such a variety of attractions so close by and so easy to get to.

Panama is safe
Panama is one of the safest countries in Latin American for tourists. Tourism crime especially is low...

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Medical Tours


As a medical tourist in Panama, you will receive world-class medical and dental care. However, when you are groggy after a cosmetic dentistry procedure, it is no time to try out your Spanish or to hail a taxi. Rene can get you to and from your procedures and make sure that all of your needs are met. Your Man in Panama is just what you need to make your Medical Vacation perfect! Contact René to make arrangements or with questions.

More Information on Medical Tourism in Panama


Cosmetic Surgery Facility in Panama

Medical Tourism (Health Vacations) is an emerging global trend. Every day, more and more people are choosing to take their elective medical care abroad. Not only can they get the required treatment at a mere fraction of the cost but there are no long and unreliable wait lists...

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