Category Archives: tourism

CENTRAL HOTEL PANAMA, A HISTORIC LANDMARK

As a curious fact, in 1873, the brother´s company Shuber began the construction and finished works in 1874, baptizing the building as the Grand Hotel Central, now known as Central Hotel Panama. In 1878, the hotel was destroyed by a fire that started by a detonation in the pharmacy located in one of the local commercials inside the hotel. The hotel was rebuilt and opened again in 1884. The new hotel boasts all of 19th century Europeanizing modernity. The most striking element of the hotel was the interior courtyard “The Palm Garden”, it was a tourist attraction and the meeting … 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

Sunday Balconies in Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo Strolling Sunday morning, taking photos of Casco Viejo`s beautiful balconies. I think I`ll re name the town into the “Town of a Thousand Balconies”.

Casco Viejo Events: Saint Malo Classical Music Festival

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic District The Saint Malo Music Festival is another wonderful event that has little by little grown into our neighborhood.  This year will be on its 5th edition and is usually held (most of it) at the National Theatre in Casco Viejo, Panama.  Is is dedicated to the Panamanian and musician Narciso Garay and will be held between the 26th of May to June 5th. Take a look at their calendar. Their inauguration night will be with Panama`s National Orchestra, and the next night there will be a concert … Continue reading

Canal Museum of Panama presents “Narciso Garay”

Casco Viejo, Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic District   The Canal Museum at Casco Viejo always has interesting stuff going on. Yesterday, they inaugurated an exhibition about one of the best known Panamanian musicians of the early Republic:  Narciso Garay. Born in 1876 (died in 1953) he was the son of a poet and a painter. Almost inevitably, he becomes a violinist. After his studies in Brussels and Paris he returns to Panama. He is known during his professional life as a teacher and an important diplomat,  representing Panama throughout the world.   Unsurprisingly, there is very little … Continue reading

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

Pro History Campaign by Panamanian Celebrities

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo For the first time ever, a group of Panamanian celebrities have joined hands to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our history.   From Panama`s former Miss Universe, to writers, painters, journalists and TV presenters, they explain not only the importance history plays in shaping the country`s identity but also talk about the specific importance of Casco Viejo as a World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. This video has sprouted out of the controversy of a government plan to build a road around Casco Viejo, destroying its natural beaches and endangering its status as an … Continue reading

Casco Viejo welcomes Ceviche

Casco Viejo – Panama – Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Old Quarter Last night I tried some amazing ceviche and patacones. Fresh and spicy, they were the creation of Waldo, the owner of the recently opened “Ceviche” restaurant at Casco Viejo.  Waldo has lived in Singapure, and its ceviche does show some Asian influence! His restaurant is almost a Ceviche Bar, a mix between a café and a fast food. You can catch and run, or you can enjoy right there.  His labels read “All Natural, Pacific Ocean Catch, Lime & Sea Salt”.   Simply delicious! Location: Central … Continue reading

Casco Viejo`s Sundown Beauty

Panama Casco Viejo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Casco Viejo For all it`s craziness during the day, Casco Viejo has also its quiet and beautiful moments.  My favorite is sundown, when I take my Chispa for a walk.  You often find couples strolling hand by hand, children playing in the parks or just people enjoying “being there”.  From the smallest corner at Las Bovedas or the romantic roof terrace at Las  Clementinas, every corner becomes a very intimate experience.