Monthly Archives: February 2011

Pirate Morgan`s Cannons found at Panama`s Caribbean Coast

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo Real Estate For Sale, For Rent at Panama`s Historic City   Casco Viejo (Panama)  owes its existence in more than one way to Pirate Henry Morgan (or should we say Sir Henry?).  Granted, people were already looking for alternatives to move the city out of the swamp where it was originally built (Panama Viejo), but having a fearsome pirate often referred as “Brethren of the Coast” attacking your city doesn´t help either. This week, an article on the findings past July 2010 of six cannons at the Caribbean coast of Panama (near San Lorenzo) made … Continue reading

Bingo! a Panamanian Tradition in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City I remember it clearly as if yesterday: I was so small I thought the beans were big enough to be little rocks to play with. My little hand saw the colorful cardboards full of symbols (numbers) with beans on top, all spread out, and like a bug attracted to light I went straight in their direction.  I thought to myself: ” why are they there? I think I`ll just take them and play”. Never mind that the room was full of adults chatting and laughing, it didn´t … Continue reading

Casco Viejo, perfect backdrop for weddings

Casco Viejo Panama Casco Antiguo Real Estate For Sale, For Rent at Panama´s Historic District   Sunday had a perfect afternoon at Plaza Francia: sun shinning bright, kids playing around, dogs wagging tails. Suddenly, a big wedding showed up for photos and fun.  Everyone with big smiles, ran up the stairs of Las Bovedas, looking for the most romantic setting possible for their wedding photo! and Casco Viejo has so many good angles!

Human Scale: Art Show at Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Antiguo, Casco Viejo Real Estate For Sale For Rent at Panama`s Historic District   Opening February 24th, Los Del Patio are presenting “Human Scale” , an art show featuring work of several local artists.  Don`t miss it! Calle 3era, 7:30 p.m.

Save the oceans: eat Lion Fish at Clementinas

Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo, Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama´s Historic District   Lion Fish is defined by Wikipedia as a venomous marine fish (called Pterois).  A couple of years ago, this plague got into our side of the world by mistake and having no natural predators, this lion looking fish has dedicated itself to “la dolce vita”, eating all sorts of native species and wiping our tropical reefs. Unfortunately, it is now in Panama, and we had the opportunity to see it in San Blas, floating around, looking quite innocent to say the least! However, very few know … Continue reading

Brunch Industries at Casco Viejo: Las Clementinas

Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City   What a wild Sunday! went up surfing really early and then to Las Clementinas Cafe in Casco Viejo to check out the new brunch movement in town: Brunch Industries.  People started coming from every direction, smiles everywhere,  ready for unlimited mimosas, bloody marys and a nice breakfast.  The party took over the VIP event garden, while the normal cafe upstairs that served the regular brunch menu got packed.  I have to say I personally ate way too much! but couldn´t stop… everything was so delicious! good thing … Continue reading

Blank Magazine Panama Features Casco Viejo

Casco Antiguo – Casco Viejo – Panama Real Estate For Sale For Rent at Panama`s Historic City Just received the latest Blank Magazine (one of Panama`s most recognized fashion & lifestyle magazines) and half of it is devoted to Casco Viejo. Beautiful photos of Casco and nightlife tips.  Cultural activities, restaurants and more! check their website out at: Grupo Blank , however if you want the Casco Viejo issue better get the paper version as they haven´t yet uploaded the material to their website.  Hot from the oven!

Friday Night at Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo, Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic District   Weekend is here! Thursday, Friday and Saturday tend to be the more active nights in Casco Viejo. Yesterday, Di Vino hosted a wine tasting while today Los Del Patio will have a small event featuring Seth Pettersen.  Platea will have their usual salsa night, followed by rock n roll (tomorrow). La Vecindad, Mojitos Sin Mojitos and La Casona will be great spots to pass by and grab a beer with your friends.  If you are looking for a local dinner probably Bohemios or Cedros could be … Continue reading

Between Balconies: Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo – Panama – Casco Antiguo Real Estate For Sale For Rent at Panama`s Historic City   A dance performance based on Casco Viejo`s balconies ! the piece will be presented by Gramo Dance, a contemporary dance company that specializes in aerial dance.  The poster defines the event as “exploring Casqueño`s day to day communication throughout the neighborhood through dance”. When: February 24th, 7 p.m. Where: Espacio Panama (2nd Street) Cost: $15

Casco Viejo`s sunken boat

Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo, Panama Real Estate for sale, for rent at Panama City`s Historic District   Casco Viejo, Panama`s historic district,  has always a hidden surprise waiting for you somewhere. From the beautiful to the truly bizarre! last week walking by the beach nearby the old Club Union I bumped into this broken fishing boat. Chispa went bananas smelling everything like crazy, going in and out, scratchin`sniffin`.  It must have lost its anchor at high tide and then destroyed bumping against the wide rock bed.  Nature has its ways! I thought about how curious it looked clashing against the … Continue reading