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Fire and Lightning

Popa Island Resort

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Our last full day at the Popa Island resort started on the dreary side. It was raining and we were rather gloomy since we'd be leaving the next day. We had enjoyed our time at Popa Paradise Resort and weren't quite ready for it to end. The resort staff was really taking great care of us, we were only two of five guests. They can accommodate about sixty to seventy guests at one time, but this time of year is their slow season. We spent most of the day working on Kryss's website, taking care of email business, and generally taking it easy. The chef told us to save our energy because the evening was going to be exciting. Little did we know...

When dinner time arrived, the five guests of the resort were seated at one table and the fun began. Orders were taken adult beverages were served and we were told that "showtime" was almost ready to start. Shortly, our dinner arrived seven fresh lobsters, with all the "fixin's". The chef Darien presented his artwork and said, "enjoy"! They were fantastic!

After dinner was completed the staff brought out four drums for all the guests but me, I was busy taking pictures. Background music was turned on and everyone started drumming. Off to the left of the dining area you could hear the performers getting ready, smell the kerosene, and see glimpes of fire. Then the music was turned up, the guest drummers start playing to the beat and the first of the dancers hit the stage. What a show, lots of photos and super entertainment.
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The show lasted about twenty minutes. An absolutely professional performance by the four fire dancers. Toward the end of the show lightning appeared in the distance and added a bit of color to the show. In the next photo you can see the dancer doing the splits with the lightning in the background, along with the lights of the pool and the fire stick. Lots of action!
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We stayed up way too late. The rain started and that was the indicator that it was time to call it a night. During the night the lightning really put on another show and the next photo capped off "showtime".

The Popa Island Paradise Resort is a very difficult place to leave. The staff is great, the food fantastic, and the "showtime" presentation was outstanding. We'll return to this place!

Posted by rhislop 07:17 Archived in Panama Tagged panama bocas_del_toros popa_island popa_paradise_resort

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