Category Archives: Business Opportunity

Granny’s Sausage in Boquete

I was told that there is now American style breakfast sausage available in Boquete. Actually, David Johnson, who I met this morning, calls it Tennessee sausage.

This is a family owned business. David said he finally gave up on getting good sausage in Panama and started making his own.

It comes in Mild, Regular and Hot. I ordered and picked up two pounds (one Mild and one Regular) this morning. The price is $5.50 a pound.

I hope it is what I am looking for. I have had a tremendous craving since PriceSmart quit carrying Jones Farm links.

I understand that Granny’s Sausage is available every Tuesday meeting in Boquete. If you want to try some before I report back, write David at

The BookMark Is For Sale

I received an email from Hal at the BookMark telling me that he is putting the BookMark on the market. He basically said he wanted to start using his hammock more and that the BookMark’s business had grown to the point he thought it needed younger management.

He said it had grown from being a $30 -$50 a day business to what he called a $300 – $400 a day monster.

He currently has a couple of interested parties, one of which is interested in a partnership with someone who would run the day to day management of the business.

Hal said his current inventory is approximately 20,000 books and that he has all the sales data since 2004, showing steady growth.

The BookMark has been written about in every Panama Guide book I have seen and has the largest selection of English books in Panama in my estimation.

If you have an interest in this business opportunity, contact Harold (Hal) De Mun. You can reach him at the following email address. I hope that whoever picks up this business will continue what Hal created. He has kept me in reading material since I move to Panama.

Good luck Hal and I will miss seeing you on my trips up to Dolega to get more books.

Business Opportunity in David Chiriquí

Hotel Panamá Rey Today

I received the following email from Wee-Mingh Fung related to a business opportunity in the city of David, Chiriquí. I have gotten to know Wee-Mingh because Café Don Sui is one of my favorite restaurants and I have talked to him many times while I was there.

You may also remember the photos I took on my visit to Hotel Panamá Rey

I am happy to post his email and if you have an interest in this business opportunity, contact him, at the following email address.

Don, we are trying to find lenders, buyers or partners to embark on a 1.4 million dollar renovation for the Hotel Panamá Rey. This hotel is the tallest building in “downtown” David, and has been successfully in business for 26 years. We have a business plan that can be sent to investors or lenders. You have done a great job at conveying information in your WEB site about Chiriquí, so we would like to know if you can help us find people interested in investing in the city of David’s hotel and tourism industry.


Wee-Mingh Fung

This is an architect view of the Hotel Panamá Rey following renovation.

Hotel Panamá Rey as it is planned