Thai Massage in Casco by Renu Decap

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Traditional Thai Massage is a combined system that blends ayurvedic principles, yoga postures and even acupressure. A good Thai massage helps you stretch and re gain your flexibility. It doesn´t use lotion, you dress with comfortable clothing and it is a full therapy for your whole body. Wonderful!

Now Casco has Casa Thai, run by Thai therapist Renu Decap. At Portal de Caldas, you can contact her and make reservations at: http://casathai.simplybook.me/sheduler/manage

Renu is knowledgeable and has that zen energy that will get you to relax instantly. Enjoy!!

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Creative Solutions: iphones, laptops and more!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Ops! dropped my phone and  broke the screen. How many times we´ve gone through something like this. And then what a pain: while there are several ways to go about it, the awful truth is that most likely we will allow this situation to go on and on until it starts cutting our face or not even being able to use the touchscreen again. And by then we are on a different stress diagnosis.

No need! if you live in Casco, just go Creative Solutions. Located at 3rd street , at Los Del Patio, they can fix your iphone and laptop. They also have games (if you want to wait) and have video surveilance services, sell routers and phone accesories.

New HangOuts: Lo Que Hay and Nomada Eatery

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Lo Que Hay: Calle 5ta y Avenida A

Chef José Carles loves to experiment. If you´ve been to his restaurant, Donde José, you´ll be part of the journey he takes every week to explore flavors using Panamanian ingredients and different influences. But now, he is opening Lo Que Hay, a fonda style restaurant for those who crave old fashion, but really good, comfort food.  Located at 5th and A Avenue, Lo Que Hay (you can translate it to: “what´s in stock”) is opening only (so far!) on Sunday afternoon.  Don´t feel like cooking? come and check it out!

Nomada Eatery: at Luna´s Castle

Located under Luna´s Castle, Nomada Eatery, it is getting to be known for its hamburgers and great ambiance. Today they will be hosting an event showing photographs by Joe Alvarez and Manuel Ríos.  For Reservations: mercadeonomada@gmail.com Tel: 209-0377

Tajada de Sandía, Casco´s Surf Shop

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Directly from Bocas del Toro, landing on A Avenue between 4th and 5th, and a few steps from our Casco beach: welcome Tajada de Sandía! Surf gear, boards, great shorts and cute swimsuits and sun dresses. And if you need to shape or fix your board, they´ll do it right there through a partnership with Machete Shaping Company

They´ll be also giving paddle lessons!

Weekend running and racing in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

It is becoming more and more popular: people crossing Casco Viejo in their weekend running/bicycle path, and organizations creating marathons using Casco as one of their starting or finishing points (better if finish line, as they go straight to Unido for  coffee AND cookies…!)

Here are some photos of last weekend´s marathon. Loved it! everyone showed up, even people running with their kids (and pets!) on strollers… awesome.

Holy Week is coming! Activities in Casco

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Here are the main activities being hosted in Casco during Holy Week in April:

A night full of music and art

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Last night, Casco Viejo was full of great activities! free concerts at Plaza Catedral and Plaza V Centenario for completely different reasons: the celebration of Panama´s Red Cross 100 years and the celebration of Great! Britain´s week.  Panama is now sister city with Liverpool, so the event included a movie and music by the Beatles. Amazing cocktails!

The Red Cross event had its own celebrities: the family of Lady Mallet, who founded Red Cross in Panama assisted. There is even a building in Casco called Casa Mallet, as per its original owner.

Finally, we had a blast going to Cine Animal at Temporal, where they were showing the art work of Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker. For the first time, all of their videos were shown together in a retrospective from 2006 to 2014.  They have one called “Domino Effect” filmed in Casco, our favorite. But their themes go from the environment to financial and cultural. Go check it out!

 

International Film Festival Panama 2017

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Panama´s IFF Festival is here! several of the movies will be showing at the Anita Villalaz Theater and at the Cinta Costera. Starting March 31st, until the 5th of May, check out their extensive movie schedule at their webpage HERE.

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Casco Yoga Schedule this Week

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

From Yoga and Pilates to Salsa and Tai Chi, check out this week´s calendar for Casco Yoga

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MACRO Fest 2017, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Antiguo, Casco Viejo

Macro Fest is back! March 21st to 26th, this event gathers fashion, art, entrepreneurs in one week in Casco Viejo. If you are an artist or a fashion designer, or an entrepreneur with a cool project, contact Macro at http://macrofest.com/

Carnivals in Panama

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Today is “Sábado de carnaval”, everyone is out either at the beach or at one of Panama´s countryside towns to celebrate. Casco gets pretty quiet, but if you walk to Central Avenue, you´ll see everyone buzzing, buying lottery tickets, hats, wigs and food, getting ready for the weekend and the parades.  Salsipuedes also has a traditional sale of school books, as the school calendar starts right after carnivals. We prefer to avoid the big party at Cinta Costera, if you are in Panama city, do explore Central Avenue or head to the beaches, specially Taboga or anywhere in the Pearl Islands.  Traffic to the countryside might be a challenge! if you do go that way, make sure to pack your patience!

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