Monthly Archives: September 2011

“El Carrito”, The Way to Go in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo Restaurant Las Clementinas has the most fun transportation system of Casco Viejo: we call it “El Carrito”.  A very comfortable 6 seat golf car, the “carrito” takes Clementina`s guests and restaurant clients wherever they like within the Casco and is really fantastic. Got people visiting from out of town? have a nice meal at the restaurant and complete the experience with a quick Casco Viejo tour with El Carrito. Very, very handy for those Friday nights when you are out with your friends and decided to wear sexy stilettos!  Carlos, the driver, speaks English and Spanish. Call/text Carlos … Continue reading

Wine Investing Event in Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo Investing in wine? why not? get`s better with age! Now, more seriously, October 3rd at Di Vino, a special event will take place: The Wine Investment Fund, Panama will present guests with a talk on “how to achieve annualized double digit returns through investing in fine wines”. When? Oct.3rd, 6:30-8:00pm Where? Divinos’ Wine Bar, Monday To attend this event, just register here: Promises to be quite interesting!

Business Opportunities in Casco Viejo, Panama

Real Estate For Rent, Casco Viejo, Panama Casco Viejo is buzzing with activity. Construction everywhere, hotels getting ready to open. Opportunities for small and larger businesses have started to open, from medium size commercial spaces to technically unrestored buildings that can be put together in “no time”. Here are the best real estate and business opportunities in Casco Viejo right now! Developer Hot Deal: Water View Building: full concrete structure, any developer or contractor with some experience that takes a look into this building will start jumping on one foot out of joy. No demolition necessary (only for aesthetics), basically … Continue reading

Hand Made Colonial Tiles in Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo A signature feature of colonial apartments in Casco Viejo is the use of hand made tiles.  Colorful designs that are set up as carpets, one different for each room. Sometimes they cover the entire area, sometimes just in the middle.  You may not realize those tiles on the floor are not massed produced. They are hand made! yes…. “Old World” style, one by one… with love! Check out this interesting video that will show you how each piece is created! Curious to see how the finished product looks like? This is La Merced, a colonial building in … Continue reading

Breakfast Specials at Baron Rojo, Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Antiguo “El Barón Rojo” (The Red Baron) is a small café at Calle 4ta and Avenida A, next to Arco Properties.   Brand new spot, so you won`t see the sign out yet! but you`ll see the chairs outside.  Their specialty: wonderful breakfasts which they serve starting at 7 a.m. and don´t stop until 3 p.m. So far we`ve tried the granola with fruit and yogurt which is served in a very generous bowl and the pineapple juice was in one of those high 1 pint glasses you (well, not sure if “you” but any Panamanian) would link to … Continue reading

US Embassy, Conservatorio S.A. and Fundacion Calicanto join hands with Panama`s Scouts

Casco Viejo, Panama This past weekend, the US Embassy, Fundacion Calicanto and Casco Viejo developer Conservatorio S.A. joined hands to build and paint a meeting space for Panama`s Scouts at the Santa Familia Community Center in San Felipe, Calle 4ta. This meeting room will allow Troupe No. 3 Casco Viejo to develop its youth program, which has grown in the past two years from a small group of ten to thirty.  Some of the kids are starting to enter the “teenage” program, an important continuation that will provide a platform for at risk children, keeping them out of the streets … Continue reading

Slideluck Potshow is back!

Casco Viejo, Panama Slideluck Potshow is an art event that joins the community by inviting everyone to  bring a home cooked dish to share and enjoy the art slide show they`ve put together for the occasion. Their first event was two years ago at Arco Chato and was fantastic. This time, the show will be at Espacio Panama on 2nd Street and A Avenue. The event will cost $15 and all proceeds will go to an ngo that help children with leukemia and cancer. So write down the date! it is a fun event! Check out their Facebook Page. When:  … Continue reading

Casco Viejo, Never a Dull Moment!

What is a normal day in Casco Viejo? Still undefined, but I would probably say is one packed with small unusual stuff, little happenings here and there that makes every day a “never a dull moment” life in this eclectic neighborhood.   From the absurd to the common, from people filming in the streets for an independent movie (dressed up as who knows what and just walking around) to kids playing “vintage” games like jumping on each other like frogs in the street (or should I say “forgotten games”?). A neighborhood for the adventurous, artistic soul, Casco Viejo wakes up every … Continue reading

Las Clementinas: Foodie`s Delight at Panama

Today`s Chicago Woman traveled to Panama and enjoyed their visit to Casco Viejo. Their article features Las Clementinas, one of Casco`s most romantic spots for both staying or eating.   Canal House Panama was also mentioned as one of the best places to stay in Casco Antiguo! Learn more about Las Clementinas Learn more about Canal House Panama