Category Archives: Know Panama

Shopping for Antiques in Casco Viejo, Panama

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo One of the founders of Arco Properties had a passion for antique furniture. I learned a lot from him, developing an eye for interesting stuff hidden in the houses in the barrio. I always thought there would be a good niche for an “antique stuff” district in Panama, and that it should logically be in Casco Viejo. Well, I think I got my wish! little by little… That place is Plaza Arango. A few steps away from Las Clementinas, you will find now three antique vendors, one beside the other. The oldest one in the … Continue reading

Casco Viejo VIP Card: Enjoy Casco Viejo in Style!

Panama Casco Viejo Imagine a card that would give you great offers at your favorite places in Casco Viejo. Really cool stuff like discounts and special access so you can enjoy with your friends and family. Such card exists!!! Yes! welcome to the “Casqueño Card” ! Hundreds of dollars in savings for only $50.  All profits will go to AVACA, Casco Viejo`s Neighborhood and Friend`s Association (see more about AVACA here). Are you already an AVACA member? email  and get a special offer! director@avaca.org.pa How does it work? Buy the card at:  Las Clementinas,  Hotel Tantalo and Relic Activate the … Continue reading

Carols by Candlelight Success, Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo Successful second year!  the Carols by Candlelight concert filled in Plaza Francia with tons of people from all over, singing and dancing.  Congratulations to the Canada Club and to David Young and his team for organizing it!

The making of Panama`s Christmas Parade Starts in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo This is my favorite Casco Crew: they work like crazy, but never seem stressed. It is the only crew I know that loves working 24 hours straight, delivers on time and the product normally comes out better than you imagined. What do they do? floats! Franz and his team can take on any project, no matter how simple or complicated. Creative team of guys, we love to say it`s international: one for every Panamanian province, plus a couple of Italians, USA and from time to time even a Latvian! This past weekend they were responsible for some … Continue reading

Lighting the Christmas Tree in Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo Last night was the lightning of Casco Viejo`s Christmas Tree at Plaza Francia. The group of parents and children walked singing from Plaza Herrera all the way to the point of the peninsula. This event will be followed by  Carols by Candlelight on Saturday, a beautiful outdoors concert at Plaza Francia featuring professional groups like Opera Panama and school groups. Starting at 7 p.m.! don´t miss it!

Celebrating December Drinking Saril

Panama Casco Antiguo Saril, the vibrant red spicy juice every Panamanian loves to drink in Christmas time! for the first time I was able to grow the plant in my backyard, and finally drink 100% “organic” saril!!!  I didn´t even know how to make it, as there is this mystic about the recipe, but Mario, the town painter who is from Chiriquí and loves to plant told me to boil the flowers as if I was making tea with a bit of giger and clove.  I didn´t have clove, but ginger I have always tons in the house. Did it … Continue reading

Summer is here!

Casco Viejo, Panama It is hot! wao. Yesterday rained “cats and dogs”. But after that, you could feel it,  almost like an old friend walking towards you: it is summer! Say hi! And today, here it is: hot, sunny and breeze, tasting like a day trip to the beach. I swear this photo doesn`t has any filter, it was taken around 6 in the morning by Terraplen.  Beautiful golden sun showering the buildings!

Cultural events during May at Casco Viejo, Panama

Panama Casco Viejo Cultural Events, Lifestyle, Real Estate This week! Casco Viejo has several cultural events to enjoy. Whether you are just visiting Panama for the first time or are living here, don´t miss the small and big events in May: May 18th (Today!!!) Karla Lamboglia at Mojitos: 9 p.m., Plaza Herrera Rescate de Danzas Herencia: Teatro Nacional Dance Performance at Clementinas: “Intervencion”(B Avenue, corner with 11th St.) 8 p.m. Bubble Tasting at Di Vino  (Champagne, Cava and Brut)  7 p.m. Children`s art workshop at Fundación San Felipe (2:30 p.m.) “Coloring Mandalas”. From 5 years up. 20 Mayo Dance Performance … Continue reading

Next Generation of Boxing Stars at Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo Panama Casco Antiguo Sweating, panting, red like a tomato … and with a big smile!  Casco Viejo`s first gym started and already we have enthusiasts hitting the bag like there is no tomorrow. Stephen Crissman, the trainer, gives instructions and pushes you to do things better. Additional to boxing,  he trains in Jiu-Jitsu and there is another trainer for Muay Thai.  If you are not into artistic and lethal martial arts, you can try their cross fit, which makes honor to their slogan “work hard, live well”! If you want to contact Stephen to get more info on … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Properties Under $400K

Casco Viejo Real Estate Blog This is probably the most diverse real estate category in Casco Viejo, Panama.  You can find anything from one bedrooms to two bedrooms, with views and sometimes if you are lucky even parking. $329,000 Casa Ruigar No.7 : This one bedroom is loft style and makes for both an easy investment or easy place to live. Why we like it? the building has elevator and a water view roof terrace with swimming pool.  It also has a private roof terrace with views. More info on Ruigar No7. $335,000  Montefiori No.1: Probably the best priced two … Continue reading