Gorgona, Panama

Gorgona is the next town up the beach, northeast of Coronado. I was curious to see what it was like, so when we learned of an open house and festivities for the opening of a new condo tower there, we decided to check it out.

Gorgona may be visible from Coronado on the beach, but our hotel had to summon a taxi that would travel outside Coronado. It took us back out to the highway, up the road a bit, and then back down through Gorgona to the waterfront where we found the condo buildings.

Gorgona was much more Panamanian feeling than Coronado. I wish I had been able to take photos but we were zipping along in a van with darkly tinted windows so I don’t think they would have come out well. The homes were nice but smaller and Panamanian style, and the area felt friendly and comfortable, more like what I am used to.

That changed though when we arrived at the gate to the condo buildings. There was a building already established, and the opening was for a second tower next door so this area was not entirely new.

That’s not exactly the full story on Gorgona, but at least we got to see a little of it.

We left the next day and I was planning to take some photos of the shopping options on the Pan-American highway near Coronado and Gorgona. But, the taxi dropped us off at the bus stop and it wasn’t two minutes before a bus came along so I only had a moment to snap a couple photos.

This is only a small glimpse of what is available in this area. I think if you live here you would be able to find everything you need close at hand.

This about covers our visit to this area, and now we are in Panama City. We’re staying at a great little hotel on Ancon Hill, which is a really interesting area. Tomorrow we’re taking a boat trip on the canal, something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. There will definitely be more photos and stories to come.


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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2 Responses to Gorgona, Panama

  1. Carole says:

    Sounds like you are having a good time discovering the cities in Panama. Did you take the bus from David instead of driving your car? We will be taking the bus when we arrive in June, it was a really nice ride when we took it in Nov. We got to see a lot of the area by the bus, and they had a great food stop half way from Panama.


    • Yes we took the bus. We didn’t want to drive that far, and some of the road isn’t in the best shape at the moment (though there is a lot of work going on so this will change at some point!). We took a bus to Coronado, taxi into town, then taxi back to the highway where we caught a bus to Panama City. Tomorrow we’ll just take a bus back to David.


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