The personal touch…

Our little humble hostel aims to be a simple, clean, comfortable place to stay while you explore Pedasi! Our guests so far have all commented on the personal connection with us and the fact that they feel as if they are part of our family! We feel that it is this interest, in people and

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Pedasi? Venao? Beaches?

We have noticed that a lot of people are very disappointed when they get to the town of Pedasi and see that it isn’t right on the beachfront. We also had this impression based on the internet but the beaches are in actual fact about 4 kms from the town centre. There are several beaches

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Why the name El Gato de Fuego?

So you are probably wondering why we chose the name El Gato de Fuego? Well, John first thought of the ‘Fire Cat’…thinking Jaguar .. Jungle.. strength but I felt that was a bit harsh and wouldn’t necessarily suit all our projects .. then we thought of ‘The fireside cat’ but that implies hearth, heart, home

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The Back-story

John and I arrived in Panama some 7 months ago. We had all sorts of ideas — and after many hours of deliberation, chatting, heated debate and speculation … we went back to our original thoughts! A “backpacker’s” affordable, entry level type hostel. One which would provide a safe and comfortable environment for guests, tourists

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