Monthly Archives: November 2010

Low Cost on Medical Care attracts tourists to Panama

Panama Casco Viejo Casco Antiguo Panama Real Estate For Sale, For Rent at Panama`s Historic District   Hospitals are probably the last thing in your mind when you decide to travel. However, if you need to replace your knee and you are facing a probable $50,000 bill, it might actually make sense to buy a plane ticket… and why not Panama? Today, La Prensa`s financial magazine Martes Financiero, published a piece on “health tourism”. While it has been known for a while that health costs in Panama are lower than in the United States (for example), and that most doctors … Continue reading

Yoga classes in Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Viejo Panama Panama Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s colonial District After the obvious excesses of last night`s  Casco Viejo Thanksgiving party (not that I regret anything, specially the two mountain size plates I ate of corn cake), all I can think about now is how to get rid of this annoying guilt and full stomach feeling. I mean, I have to make room for tonight`s debut of the wine bar in front of my office (Di Vino) and for the upcoming December partying! One route is to never do this again. Of course, that never works and … Continue reading

Fun Casco Viejo Thanksgiving Party

Panama Casco Viejo Casco Antiguo Panama Lifestyle at Panama`s Colonial City Last night, Casco Viejo`s community gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving.  It was a fun night full of smiles and turkey, surrounded by the wonderful colonial ambiance of Panama`s old city and fueled by 65 bottles of wine. … Thanks so much to the organizers! to Las Clementinas for donating the space, to Clara and Samantha for organizing everything, for the crew who helped with serving and cooking  and special thanks to everyone for the fabulous dishes! my favorite was the corn cake… wao…

Summer Real Estate Report in Casco Viejo, Panama

Real Estate Casco Viejo Panama Panama Casco Antiguo For Sale, For Rent   December is on its way and Casco Viejo, Panama`s colonial district is buzzing.  Developers are speeding up to take the most advantage of the sunny days ahead and beat the holidays coming up.  Several projects under construction will start delivering their apartments. Commercial spaces for sale remain scarce with only one (or maybe two) restored options in the entire colonial city.  Plan to invest a minimum of $550,000 for plaza front commercial space.  Keep reading as interesting investment opportunities are coming up in the Casco Viejo market! … Continue reading

Fundacion Calicanto launches Dance Program for Casco Viejo Children

Casco Viejo Panama Panama Casco Antiguo Real Estate and lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City Last night we went to the launch of “Enlaces” at the National Theatre in Casco Viejo.  Enlances is  Calicanto`s newest dance program for children of Casco Viejo. Their goal is to use dance as a tool to learn how to be better, how to grow and deal with their lives.  The program teaches a bit of everything: team work, self esteem, values, even helps them with formal school homework, but always under the fun cover of dance. The night started with a moving video where the … Continue reading

Theatre School in Casco Viejo, Panama

Panama Casco Viejo Casco Antiguo Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle in Panama`s Historic City   Casco Viejo, Panama`s UNESCO World Heritage colonial city has slowly become the cultural heart of Panama. Artists and artistic souls gravitate towards Casco attracted by its authenticity and multiple textures. And as summer approaches, Casco Viejo starts bubbling with small and big events, most of them un announces (or improvised!), but all of them wonderful.  Last weekend, walking by plaza Herrera, I saw the kids of the Fundación Danilo Perez Jazz School playing at the Mano de Tigre plaza, surrounded by locals and visitors.  This … Continue reading

Summer reaching Casco Viejo! events! events! events!

What to do, Where to go in Casco Viejo Panama Panama Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City November tends to be a rainy month, but this year it has had some beautiful days full of sunshine! fantastic “opening” for a promising Summer season. Still… don´t forget your umbrella`s! Panama´s November is unpredictable! Anyways Casco Viejo is always breeze, a beautiful advantage of being in a peninsula surrounded by water… But here is a peek for events happening in our beloved colonial city right now: Closing Today! November 18th: Expeditions.  Volunteer with environmental ngo Almanaque Azul to … Continue reading

My Casco Viejo Eco Christmas Tree

Casco Antiguo Panama Casco Viejo Panama Lifestyle and Real Estate at Panama`s Historic City   Christmas is coming… and the World becomes obsessed. And yes, I am one of them. But at least I do it responsibly! The thing is that I always obsess about the Christmas tree. I want a tree, but don`t want it to pollute, etc.  Last year, I did a Christmas tree with newspaper and stuff found at the beach. This year, after a beach cleaning where Casco Viejo`s community participated, I got inspired to do it with plastic bottles. Also, I wanted to have my … Continue reading

Old Panama Style Cafe: Clementinas at Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo Restaurants Restaurantes Casco Antiguo Lifestyle and Real Estate at Panama`s Historic City   “Can you believe this is the street where your nonno lived for the first time when he moved from Ocú to Panama? ” my dad was referring to his own dad, who per my Italian roots we always called Nonno (grandfather in Italian – you see, “abuelo” sounded too old… nonno was cool).   My ballet teacher was looking around and suddenly said: wao! this is next door to the old Dance School! I used to live right there, across this little plaza, but there used … Continue reading

Casco Viejo welcomes La Forchetta at Plaza Catedral

Casco Antiguo Restaurants Restaurants Casco Viejo Lifestyle and Real Estate at Panama`s Historic City   New restaurant in Casco Viejo! Italian cuisine, La Forchetta took over former Antigua Restaurant. The re decorated everything and the menu features very good pizzas and risottos. Outdoor seating at the plaza and balconies. La Forcheta is a full building, so you can either have a cocktail at the bar below or seat (inside or balcony) at the first floor. If you are a fan of spicy, try the Bocca di Fuoco pizza. But beware! even those who have had a pride of not “fearing” … Continue reading