A Day at the Bay: Schedule of Activities

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Here it is! the schedule of activities for Saturday, January 31st. Come anytime!


A Day at the Bay – Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Yoga early morning, sunbathing, reading a book, hearing the waves hit the rocks.  Play soccer at the beach or volleyball. Explore the mangroves and take a look at all the small circle of life that happens there every day.  To look at things the same you did as a child: every small detail becomes a world on its own. Build a sand castle. A sculpture to defy the tides. Throw a Frisbee to your dog. Paddle. Catch a wave.

All of this is possible at Casco Viejo`s beaches. And to celebrate it, Casco`s neighbors have decided to show up at the beach at Calle 3era and A Avenue to simply… use it. As a beach. To re discover it, and invite others to re discover it with them.

It is being called “A Day at the Bay”, and it will have several events happening on January 31st,. 7 a.m. with yoga at the sand bar, soccer leagues around 2 p.m.  There will be paddle boarding. We`ll get the schedule later this week, so keep tuned.  But the most important thing is just to show up and use the beach however you want to use it. It is public, it is yours. So come and join!

Meeting point: Beach at Calle 3era and 4ta, Casco Viejo. You can enter by Mostaza`s street or the one after, by Santa Familia.

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Casco Tours on an Eco Bike

A new service in Casco! one that requires great legs… from the bike rider! They give you a 30 minute tour of the most important spots in Casco Viejo by bike. They are charging $5 per person (including children) and they depart from Plaza Catedral. Phone: 6670-7113


Libelula Fair at La Vecindad

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Last weekend La Vecindad was turned into a small fair by La Libélula (the Firefly), a small group of young female designers who decided to join hands and start moving their product in a mobile format. This was their first fair, second one will be in March. I was glad to see one of the designers that sell pieces at Mamitas (and from whom I bought before).  I`m glad to see more entrepreneurship happening little by little. Thanks to La Libelula for choosing Casco and to La Vecindad for offering space!

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342 Years Ago! The day we packed our bags

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

342 years ago, the people of this isthmus said “enough”. Enough pirates, enough health issues, enough is enough. The city laid in ruins, and anyways it wasn´t like people had this amazing standard of living. The city needed to move, and the time was “now”.

January 21st is the day we celebrate the “moving” of the city, from Panama (now known as “La Vieja” or The Old) to the “new” site, alias Casco Viejo.

This year, the Oficina del Casco Antiguo and the Alcaldía will be doing some events: from Lottery at the Plaza Catedral to a small green market (veggies).  But for me, the most interesting one will be the talk at the Anita Villalaz Theater, where they`ll talk about the history and amazing achievement of moving the city rock by rock.

Here is the info:

Mercadito verde 342--conferencia

Casco Viejo at the Jazz Fest

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

We brought Casco to the Jazz Fest! wonderful stand by Conservatorio Group, using doors and materials from Casco. Designed by Nina Tissera, it was the most beautiful and original in the whole event. Congratulations to everyone who made it possible!

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Art Events this Week

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

This week! plenty to do! check out these events by Casco residents and artists:

Joint exhibit Gemma

Panama Jazz Gala at National Theater Tonight!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Tonight! Danilo Perez will share stage with Ruben Blades, Omar Alfanno, Miguel Zenon, Jhn Patitucci, Brian Blade and others.

Where? National Theater

When? tonight, 8 p.m.

More? click HERE!


El Rey opens in Casco Viejo!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

“El Rey” (The King) is not only a supermarket, it is one of Panama`s oldest, family owned, company. It was founded in 1911 by Antonio Tagarópulos at Calle 13, Colón. It is said that the name of the company was his nickname.

Today, it has over 22 supermarkets around the country, and now adding a new concept for Casco: this is their first boutique version.

When are they inaugurating? The week of January 21-26th

Where? they are located at PH Benedetti, in front of the American Trade Hall, Central Avenue, between 10th and 11th.

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If you want to learn more about who they are and the group of businesses they include, check out their website HERE.


2015 Schedule for El Cuarto Rojo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Yoga classes, modern dance, aerial dance, here is 2015`s schedule for El Cuarto Rojo, now at their new locale by Calle 5ta and A Avenue behind Santa Familia.

El Cuarto Rojo 2015