Since Heidi will only arrive on July 7th, I will be travelling alone for the next 6 days. I decided to avoid the major touristy destinations such as San Blas Archipielago or Bocas del Toro and head to the west, the Golfo de Chiriquí.
Even though David is the capital of the Chiriqui Province, it seems to have little to offer. Despite this fact, in recent years it has turned into a major hub for travellers on their way to and from Costa Rica. It is also the gateway to now very famous Boquette and to the Golfo de Chiriqui with its beaches and national parks.
The Purple House Hostel was just the perfect place to spend this transit night in David. Yes, everything in and at this place is purple, even the towels and the plates… Andrea, the owner is an endless source of information about the region, Panama and offers everything a traveller needs.
Usually is the ideal place to rest and relax, unless you happen to be there on the very day the “King of Pop” is mourned by zillions. The party of devoted fans lasted till the wee hours. “Something that never happened before”, apologized Andrea. So Michael Jackson’s death did not even leave a remote Panamanian town untouched.