Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tips to Enjoy the Panama Jazz Festival at Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo – Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic District   The Panama Jazz Festival has been growing steadily year by year, flooding Panama and Casco Viejo with great music and fantastic vibe.  After 8 years of attending the Jazz Fest, I`ve put together a couple of recommendations for those of you thinking on attending for the first time: 1. Buy your tickets in advance: this way you`ll make sure you have the ones you really want and for the events you are most interested in.  While the Anayansi theatre at Atlapa has a capacity … Continue reading

Panama Jazz Festival is almost here! Concert Calendar

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo – Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City   Our favorite summer event is almost here! 2011 Panama Jazz Festival will start on January 10th until the 15th, with its already famous outdoor concert at Casco Viejo, Panama. Can you believe it has already been 8 years? wao… Main theatres will be: National Theatre at Casco Antiguo, Atlapa, Hotel Panama, Fundación Danilo Perez at Plaza Herrera (Casco Viejo) and Plaza Catedral (also at Casco) for the outdoor concert. This year, according to a note published today at La Prensa,  the festival is including … Continue reading

New Year Parties at Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo – Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama City`s Historic District 5….4….3…..2….1…..Champagne!  bubbly drinks, kisses and hugs, depending on your style our 300 year old Casco Viejo has the right vibe for you to welcome the Year of the Rabbit (2011). Breakfast and lunch: If you are not thinking (or are too stressed) on cooking, head to Café Vienna at Calle 1era, San Felipe. They`ll be offering breakfast, lunch and sweets from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ph. 211-2513 Dinner: For dinner, you`ll have three different options: Forchetta (at Plaza Catedral-Ph. 212-0051) which will have … Continue reading

Stunning Views for New Years from Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo – Panama Haven`t yet decided on what to do for New Years? don`t blame you, holidays are quite stressful!   If you are not into crowds and madness, but into intimate and fun, then probably you want to pass by Clementinas this year.  Champagne, good food, great company and stunning views!  Welcome 2011  from 300 year old Casco Viejo… Space is limited, so email or call Samantha in advance! And if you feel like a bit crazier after all the champagne, there will be plenty of partying in the neighborhood. We`ll point you out to … Continue reading

Unusually Cold Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo – Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City   Don`t know about you, but I`m a tropical creature. If by any chance the thermometer drops down to 28 C degrees, I call it cold.  Most people laugh at me, but last week, when the summer breezes started to (finally!) hit Casco Viejo we were out dinning sitting outside at Plaza Bolivar and I was shivering like a scared rabbit.   After dinner, we walked around Casco  and passed by the Compañia de Jesus at A Avenue, which has a nice cat population living in … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Neighborhood Party

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo – Panama Real Estate For Sale For Rent at Casco Viejo   Yesterday the basketball field at Calle 4ta, Casco Viejo, was sheer madness. More than 200 children from the neighborhood were enjoying the classic recipe for Christmas fun (insanity): sugar + clown + gifts + music. Ida, the organizer, was running up and down bringing food that she got through donations or cooked herself with help of her friends.  The annual Christmas party has been her initiative for a couple of years now, and it has been growing steadily, joining in the same event … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Children – Stepping Up

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo Real Estate For Sale, For Rent At Panama`s Historic City   There are studies that reveal that doing stuff with your hands actually makes you happy because it gives you a sense of a beginning, an end and most of all the satisfaction of having achieved something.   Last week, when walking down to our office at Calle 5ta in San Felipe, Casco Viejo (Panama`s Colonial City),  I saw these three kids making the most of their day off in school. Their mother was supposed to do the job, but they offered to help … and … Continue reading

My Casco Eco Christmas Tree

Casco Viejo- Casco Antiguo- Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Colonial City   A month or so ago I started thinking about my Christmas Tree.  I got inspired by a beach cleaning that the Casco Viejo community did through the neighborhood association (AVACA) into doing a plastic bottle Christmas Tree. Last year, I had done one with newspapers and miscellaneous beach garbage. But this year I got fixed on the idea of doing it with bottles. I collected a bit more than 100 green bottles, which I later found the brands they were from (see photo below). My tree … Continue reading

Casco`s Eco Christmas Tree

Casco Viejo Panama Panama Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s historic district   Last week, Casco Viejo`s neighborhood association (AVACA) built a Christmas Tree out of recycled bottles. It was built with the help of local kids and Aprojusan (an ngo that works with them providing afterschool programs such as art workshops) as part of AVACA`s goal to create awareness in Casco Viejo about recycling. The association already has a group of restored buildings participating of a recycling program and hopes to join more. This week,  while several offices have displayed different trees to celebrate the holidays, the … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Apartments For Rent Report

Condos For Rent at Panama`s Casco Viejo From time to time I like doing “snapshot reports” of what is going on with Casco Viejo real estate, so people can get a sense of how the real estate market is doing in Panama`s colonial city. My last report was titled “Casco Viejo`s Summer Real Estate Report” and it showed all the projects currently under construction, whether commercial or residential. Who was/ is doing what and when are they delivering units.And of course, my favorite picks. This time, I`m presenting a “For Rent Casco Viejo” snapshot. 1. Residential: Casa Maralta: Rent at … Continue reading