Monthly Archives: February 2012

MACRO Festival 2012 at Casco Viejo

Casco Antiguo, Casco Viejo   March is filling up with activities! MACRO Fest is gearing up, they will be on from March 13th to the 17th.   The events will be mainly at Arco Chato (movie nights and Pechakucha) and the rest of the fashion shows and designer stands will be at the very entrance of San Felipe, at the new plaza (Quinta Centenario) which is commonly known as Cinta Costera 2. Here is the schedule of the events: MACRO Festival, Casco Viejo Fechas/Dates Marzo 13 – 17 March 13 06:00 p.m. Inauguration Park at the entrance of Casco (Cinta 2) … Continue reading

New Hotel in Casco Viejo: Tantalo

Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo New kid in town! Tantalo Hotel just opened doors this past week (soft opening).  Although their official debut is on March 16th, they are already hosting fashion events (like this Friday) at their roof terrace. What makes it distinctive is its beautiful green wall inside (love it!) and the fact that each room has been decorated by a Panamanian artist.  It is lovely how each business in Casco Viejo is bringing a totally different angle and energy to our colonial city! Location: B Avenue, between Casa del Horno Hotel and Las Clementinas Hotel. Right in front … Continue reading

New Hotel Casco Viejo: Magnolia Inn

Casco Antiguo, Panama   Located behind Casco Viejo`s Cathedral, Magnolia Inn is a light blue building that combines a very much needed mix of rooms at an affordable price.  They have a nice and quiet hostal, and individual rooms that are almost small apartments going up to $130 per night.  Nice hang out spaces, common kitchen and a ballroom where they offer salsa lessons! Cherie and Reggie Flagg are the owners, and they`ll make sure you have a wonderful time in Casco.    

New Restaurant in Casco Viejo: L`Osteria at Casa del Horno

Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo, Panama Last night, casqueños gathered at L`Osteria, the new restaurant at Casa del Horno.  Beautiful calicanto stone walls give you a cozy ambiance: perfect for homemade Italian cuisine by chef Barbara. L’osteria: from the Latin “hospes” meaning “guest”. A public place which served drinks; traditionally wine. Derived from the ancient Roman “caupona”, in the Middle Ages the osteria was a place where the traveler could find food and lodging. So there you go! Initially, they`ll welcome guests just for dinner, starting at 6 p.m.  Once the construction at B Avenue is finished, they`ll open for lunch.  … Continue reading

Delicious Crepes at La Petite Bretagne in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo   One of the things I love about Casco is its eclectic community.  People from all around the World have come here to live and to bring the best of their culture.  This is the case of La Petite Bretagne, a small creperie that just opened at Central Avenue and 11th, next to the Lottery building and a couple of steps away from Las Clementinas.  I had a wonderful honey and lemon crepe (with tea, of course!), a great way to end my afternoon.

Theatre Festival is Coming! FAE12 Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Antiguo, Panama FAE12 is almost here! (FAE for Festival de Artes Escenicas). Small and independently run, this festival has slowly established itself in Panama as a “most go” for theatre and dance fans. This year, they`ll have groups coming from Germany, Argentina, Canada, United States, France, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica. March is the month! 22 to 28th of March, and although most presentations will be in the Anita Villalaz and Los Del Patio in Casco Viejo, we still don´t have a full calendar. But here is the flyer with general info:

Cool Video on the making of Casco Viejo`s Art Garbage Cans

Casco Antiguo, Panama Rolando de Sedas just sent me this nice video about the AVACA- Sembrarte art garbage cans for Casco Viejo. Check it out!  If you would like to follow them in Facebook, just go to Limpiemos Panama Ya.   And if you would like to donate a can, let us know! it is only $50!  

Loving Casco Viejo`s Ironman Team

Casco Antiguo, Panama   This past Sunday, over 800 athletes from all around the world competed in the famous Ironman race.  Casco Viejo had two participants (Matt Landau and Eric Theise), which makes them officially the craziest of us all and without a doubt the best “in shape” people in town.   They finished the entire round: swimming, riding bicycle and running for a total of 70.3 miles.  Incredible! On the cheering crowd we had the Casco Viejo IronMatt team, screaming to the top of our longs!  The official Ironman website commentator said that he had never seen so many people … Continue reading

Salsa Clases at Top Level Gym in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, Panama Our favorite gym in Casco Viejo has announced salsa classes! Starting this Wednesday 15th, from 7 pm. to 8 p.m, no partner needed! just come and have fun. The cost for non gym members is $10 and it will include a gym class before, so come with your gym gear to take advantage of the combo. Where: Top Level Gym,  Calle 4ta and A Avenue (entering by El Boticario pharmacy) When:  Wednesday 15th, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $10 Teacher: Carina Fourmyle  

Salsa Lessons at Top Level Gym, Casco Viejo

  Our favorite gym in Casco Viejo is opening for salsa lessons! Wednesday February 15th, at 7 pm.  No partner needed! so just come and have fun. They`ll be giving the basics, so “no fear – high heels”. Cost will be $10 for non gym members, and it will include a class before the salsa class, so you might want to take the best of the combo and bring gym clothing. Where: Top Level Gym at Calle 4ta and A Avenue (enter by the pharmacy El Boticario) When: Wednesday 15th, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $10 Teacher: Carina … Continue reading