I happened across a wonderful B&B that also offers tours. A couple of my blog followers were in town, we were exploring the area, and they remembered this place where they had stayed before so we stopped by for a visit. I might be interested in some of the tours they described so I kept their contact information.
Moty Hen is the owner, and Israeli guy who manages the place with his Panamanian wife. When we visited the first time I met her sister who was helping out because Moty and his wife were in Panama City.
Their website is HERE. The place is in southern David in an attractive residential neighborhood. The house itself is very comfortable, but I think the most interesting thing is the birds and monkeys. I took some photos which will tell you more than any words.
Moty told me that he used to have even more birds but has been downsizing his collection because when they all got going, it was too noisy for the guests. Almost all of the birds and monkeys are native to Panama and I got the feeling almost all are also rescues.
If any of you are considering this as a place to stay, photos of the rooms are next. There is a large room for $75 if I remember correctly, and another large room with its own sitting area for $85. Then there are two smaller rooms for $50, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds and they share a bathroom The rooms come with breakfast which my friends said was excellent. If you want, you can arrange for them to cook you other meals as well.
Moty can also arrange tours with pretty much anything you would like. He says he has contacts all over the country so if you want a tour of Panama City, San Blas or other things on that side of the country, he can help you out. I am interesting in the manufacturing and craftsmen tours in this area to see cigars being made, and those cakes of brown sugar, and some of the other things from Chiriqui. Maybe I can collect some of my friends and we’ll make a fun day of it.
Moty made it very clear that he wants his guests to feel relaxed and comfortable, and to feel like this is also their home. I was made to feel the same way and I am welcome there any time. How nice is that! There are good hotels in town but they can’t have the personal touch and hospitality of this home.