Monthly Archives: November 2007

Flea Market at Casco Viejo December 2nd…. Mercado de Pulgas en Casco Viejo el 2 de Diciembre

Panama, Casco Antiguo Casco Viejo, San Felipe This is by far one of my favorite initiatives of OCA (Oficina del Casco Antiguo). The flea market has grown little by little, becoming a great place to buy interesting stuff.  Don´t miss it!!!! you can get unique gifts at a good price. Esta es una de las iniciativas que más me han gustado de la OCA (Oficina del Casco Antiguo).  El Mercado de Pulgas de Casco Antiguo comenzó como algo pequeño. Hoy día es un excelente sitio para encontrar cosas interesantes de Panamá o en general. No te lo pierdas! regalos únicos … Continue reading

Panama Real Estate: Tips to buy in Casco Viejo… Recomendaciones para comprar en el Casco

Panama, Casco Antiguo Casco Viejo, San Felipe I often comment on my clients that Casco Antiguo is like Woody Allen: either you hate it or you love it, there is no “in between”. It is definatly not for everyone. For the right person, it is very easy to fall in love with it on their first visit. They get the same feeling as a kid walking into a store with tons of candy, wide smile on their faces, dreams about their restored home.  But… hey! wake up! it takes some serious work and personal honesty to go further this point … Continue reading

Panama: Dance Festival at Casco Viejo! vertical dance, street dance… in December!

Panama, Casco Antiguo Casco Viejo, San Felipe This December will be full of activity in Casco! The Oficina del Casco Antiguo has been organizing and supporting several events to celebrate the 10th year of Casco Antiguo as World Heritage Site and for December. It starts the first week of December with a sculpture show through out the Casco. A number of different angels made by well known panamanian and international artists will be installed on different places and buildings… a great twist to the annual Christmas decoration! Then, from the 12 to the 16th of December we will have a … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Panama! Fiestas Patrias and Casco Antiguo

Panama, Casco AntiguoCasco Viejo, San Felipe November has arrived, Panama ’s holiday month. A good time to relax and meditate about the beginnings of our country and what makes it and us so special.  If I stop to think about it seriously, I would probably come back again and again to the same feature: diversity. This simple word, more than any complicated concept defines Panama . Diversity plus being a happy – non violent country is what makes us so special. Everything else traces back to those two/three things. Natural and geographic diversity. Diversity of races, cultures, languages, there is … Continue reading

The Canal House Panama opens in Casco Viejo! Better than a boutique hotel…your own mansion in the colonial city!

Panama, Casco Antiguo Casco Viejo, San Felipe   Up until now, the two only options to stay in Casco Antiguo where: a) backpacking b) staying in a private apartment. Now you can have your own mansion! A true tropical oasis for those looking for a sophisticated, intimate experience. The Canal House has opened it´s doors! Go check it out at:  If you are planning to visit Panama soon (for work or not) this place is a must. It`s the type of place where, if you are comming for business and need to entertain people, they can arrange a private chef to organize … Continue reading