Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

  • 0
The Soná of 'Prison Break' Fame

The Soná of ‘Prison Break’ Fame

Tags : 

Any fans of the mini-series will be familiar with the infamous Soná of ‘Prison Break’ fame. This fictional prison featured in much of Season 3 of the series.

The good news is that if you’re planning to travel by bus from Panama City (or from Boquete) to Santa Catalina, you will get to visit Soná in person.

The bad news is that there is (no longer) any prison in Soná. Worse still, all of the filming of the Soná episodes was done in three locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the USA.

Still, this shouldn’t disappoint you too much. You can still claim you’ve visited the central Panamanian town that inspired the Penitenciaría Federal de Soná featured in this classic TV series.

Soná of 'Prison Break' Fame

The Soná of ‘Prison Break’ Fame

Soná itself is a very small settlement, used by tourists mainly as a transit point when travelling to the coastal resort of Santa Catalina.

Blink and you’ll miss it.

We transitted twice in Soná on our way to and from Santa Catalina.

Ominously enough, before boarding our bus to Soná in Panama City, we noticed plenty of ‘No Guns’ signs dotted around the bus station. I suppose ‘No Smoking’ is just taken for granted.

Soná of 'Prison Break' Fame

The Soná of ‘Prison Break’ Fame

We stopped again for lunch in Soná on our ongoing trip from Santa Catalina to David. Our $3 chicken and potato lunch from the Rosti Pollo Chombin eatery was just fine.

However, this town didn’t seem to be the type of place you’d want to wander around at night.

Soná of 'Prison Break' Fame

The Soná of ‘Prison Break’ Fame – Lunch at the  Rosti Pollo Chombin eatery

Sadly then, we didn’t bump into Fish and Sucre (or see a prison for that matter, let alone a ‘break’).

However we did see a couple of ninja-style policemen riding motorbikes and packing some serious-looking automatic weapons.

Soná of 'Prison Break' Fame

The Soná of ‘Prison Break’ Fame

Maybe Soná does live up to its infamous tv representation after all…





The Soná of ‘Prison Break’ fame – You may also like:

image code

__________________________________________

Get free updates by email

Don't miss any of our updates, including hotel and restaurant costs & recommendations...

Best Eating Venues

Valencia Eating Out
Valencia Eating Out
For our 4-day trip to Valencia, we had selected in advance a number of interesting restaurants with [...]
Ubud Bali Eating Out
Ubud Bali Eating Out
With just 4 days in Ubud, we were keen to discover the best food that Bali has to offer. To this end[...]
Golf del Sur - Tenerife South
Golf del Sur - Tenerife South
After spending a really enjoyable 2-night stopover in Girona, Spain we continued our journey to our [...]
Karimunjawa Eating Out
Karimunjawa Eating Out
Since Karimun town is quite a small place, you can't expect to find a great number or variety of eat[...]
Top 14 Panama City Activities (or maybe not...)
Top 14 Panama City Activities (or maybe not...)
You can see a lot of what Panama City has to offer by simply walking around. The distances between m[...]
The 10 Best-Value Pubs & Restaurants in Edinburgh
The 10 Best-Value Pubs & Restaurants in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a great place for pub food, but there are some pretty good restaurants too. Following s[...]
Girona City Stopover - Where to stay and eat
Girona City Stopover - Where to stay and eat
Our Girona city stopover allowed us just one night in Girona, before heading south to Barcelona-El P[...]
Kovalam Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Lighthouse Beach
One week before arriving at Kovalam Lighthouse Beach, I sent an email to our hotel requesting an air[...]
Istanbul Eateries and Accommodation
Istanbul Eateries and Accommodation
We would only have 2 nights and days in Istanbul. To optimize our time in the city, and to find the [...]
Rome Restaurants
Rome Restaurants
Rome is like one giant restaurant. Every street seems to host a series of eateries tempting visitors[...]
Venice Osteria and Trattoria
Venice Osteria and Trattoria
Considering that Italy is pretty much one big restaurant, there’s never any difficulty finding somew[...]
Jalan Petaling - Kuala Lumpur Chinatown
Jalan Petaling - Kuala Lumpur Chinatown
Jalan Petaling, otherwise known as the Kuala Lumpur Chinatown, is as good a reason as any to visit t[...]