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5 Things to Do in Panama

We only had one week to explore Panama so we had to be selective about what we could see. Here are my five favorite things we did during our stay. 1. EXPLORE CASCO VIEJO NEIGHBORHOOD Stroll the narrow streets of Casco Viejo and take in the colonial architecture. Check out the Presidential Palace, Plaza Herrera, Iglesia de San Jose and the National Theatre. End the day with dinner at The Fish Market, a food truck nestled inside the ruins of a colonial building. All of their dishes are under $10. 2. HAVE LUNCH AT MERCADO DEL MARISCO  A quick walk from Casco Viejo, the fish market is a great place for lunch. For $5.00 you get a satisfying lunch for two consisting of two cups of fresh ceviche and two local beers. Once you’re done with your lunch, walk around to see the catch of the day, men cleaning fish and preparing ceviche. 3. VISIT A NGABE CHOCOLATE FARM  The Oreba Chocolate Tour in Almirante is run by indigenous Ngabe farmers. The guide takes you on a great hike of a …