My first venture to Panama City was nothing but surprises for me, right down to the emerging food scene that was so much fun to explore. I say everything was a surprise, but really it wasn’t… As I had no idea to expect in the first place! But if I did, I would have never in a million years imagined something as luxe as the Panama City Trump Ocean Club, which opened at the end of 2011. It came highly recommended from friends in Costa Rica, so I jumped at the opportunity to stay there. I’m so glad I did! My mini-vacation before my “good life” stay in my former homeland of Costa Rica was a blast.
I mean, look at this POOL!
Even though I knew Panama City was much more cosmopolitan than the small towns in Central America that I was used to, I still didn’t expect that the skyscrapers would be so close together, or as distinct. I spotted a spiral building, a rainbow one, and much more. And they were so close together! This was the view from the elevator:
Just in case you weren’t convinced yet, here’s one more shot from the infinity pool!
And in case you’re still not convinced, check out this sunrise photo. Yes, sunrise, not sunset. When you’re in the tropics and want to do fun water activities, that means you get up awfully early in the morning. I’m used to it!
Brunch at Panama City Trump Ocean Club has quickly become famous around town. Do it! You are allowed to do brunch there, even if you’re not staying there.
If you’re staying at Trump yet trying to save money, do not jump into the cabs waiting outside. Instead, walk down the half-circle entrance to jump into a yellow cab. I recommend finding one driver who can take you around all weekend. You will feel more comfortable — and save money.