Booked this condo through TripAdvisor for first week of April. The owner Tom was very helpful with his communications and had everything you needed in there. The driver he set us up with was TRULY a gem (Oscar Rodriguez), that spoke excellent english and I can't praise him enough as he was the highlight of the entire trip!! The condo was perfect as we all had our own rooms with comfy beds and top notch air conditioning & closet space. The balcony, a bit on the small size, had great views in either direction. The condo is close enough to a little market that you can walk. The condo building next door had a restaurant, while the food was just OK (edible) and the waiter/waitresses spoke little to no English, the view is great (right over beach).
We spent some hours on the beach where the guy working there would get a couple lounges or chairs for us (I would get a couple more of those cushions for the condo as the lounges were pretty hard without cushions). The beach was empty for the most part & very nice to just sit and watch the various water birds and the waves crashing!! We had Oscar take us for the day to see the jungle (hummingbird sanctuary & monkeys), saw a huge container ship come through the new section of the Canal, Gatun Lake (had a closer encounter with a couple capuchin monkeys, and then late lunch/early dinner in Casco Viejo (Casablanca). I could have spent at least half the day there walking through the narrow streets and admiring the restored homes & restoration process of others... It was a very long day but Oscar went above & beyond fantastic customer service!! He was very knowledgeable!! For local driving Oscar even set us up with a local guy for going out to dinners named Tony Gomez (his English was a bit rough) who was very nice & prompt!! Thank God Tom had a pre-paid cell phone in the condo because AT&T apparently never updated my international calling portion of my service. We didn't even use the AC in the living room as the WIND on the 19th floor is intense and refreshing!!
OK now for the down-sides:
There was a young man at security that gave me a hard time about getting a driver to go to dinner on Sunday night... I noted his name was Joel... I assumed he was kidding about not being able to get me a taxi at 5:30... but he batted his eyes at me and said "No". (this is how Oscar led us to Tony). I think the reaction would have been totally different had my father been with us 2 women.
The brown bath, hand towels were very skunky even after we washed them. We wound up using the beige & striped beach towels.
The area is very quiet unless its a weekend so the first 2 nights the music was blasting but with windows closed & AC pumping it didn't keep us awake.
Apparently Panama has a garbage issue... not only was there garbage everywhere we went but it seems to be the norm for everyone to burn their garbage in their yards (not so pleasant).
All in all it was a great time - Condo is highly recommendable...
Thank you again Tom!!