Taste of culture with Elisa

Meet local people and enjoy the authentic taste of Panamanian culture

With Locals - Taste of cultureElisa and her family will host you in their charming little house in Veracruz, a little beach town located at 30 minutes from Panama-City. The house is situated on a small hill with a panoramic view of Veracruz, the ocean front and Panama-City. Elisa will cook a delicious real local meal, that you can choose from: National Sanchoco (a very tasty and healthy chicken soup), Guacho de Mariscos (a slightly soupy rice dish with seafood), Guacho de rabito de Puerco (with pork), Arroz con frijoles y pescado (rice with bean and fried fish of the day).

Before to enjoy a taste of culture and food with Elisa and her family, you will first enjoy the taxi ride from your hotel in Panama-City with her husband Florian who will be your taxi driver. He will drive you slowly on Avenida Balboa, around the Cinta Costera with a magnificent view of the old Town “Casco Viejo”, cross the famous Bridge of The Americas and follow the road to their house in Veracruz.

Dogs, hens, and two national green parrots Lola and Lula (which are sometimes very talkative) will interact with you as well! Just seat, relax and enjoy the ocean and city view from her terrace, while she cooks for you a wonderful meal and if you are interested to learn how to cook national dishes, you are welcome to cook with her. This opportunity is not only to share a meal with a local family and learn more about the living and culture, it is also about making new local friends, involves all together on having unforgettable experiences and create a sustainable income for them

After the delicious local lunch, Florian can drop you off to the beach if you wish to spend an hour or two having drinks in a local restaurant or why not to rent Stand Up Paddle Board for some more adventures in Veracruz. Just advise the time and Florian will drive you back to your place in Panama-City.

You can either visit Elisa’s place at 11:30am or at 1:30pm on Saturdays or at 2:00pm on Sundays.

“The special thing about a home cooked meal is the feeling of abundance it provides, that feeling of freedom is real, and you see it in the smiles of your guests”




A Taste of food and culture with Elisa in Veracruz

$95.00 (1-2 persons)

$125.00 (3-4 persons)

Duration: 3 hours or more if you wish to stay in Veracruz Beach


  • Transportation from/to Panama-City
  • Typical Panamanian meal
  • Water
  • sodas and beers for sale if requested in advance

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