Casco Life

Budget Hotel in Casco Antiguo

Casco Antiguo, Casco Viejo, Panama
Lifestyle and investment at Panama`s Historic City

Since Casco Antiguo (Panama`s UNESCO World Heritage Site) started its revitalization, most accommodations targeted high end or backpackers.  But now, we have an affordable and comfortable hotel in town! Hotel Casco Antiguo.

You might have known it as Hotel Colon, one of the oldest and probably the only hotel in Panama that has been operating non stop since the 50`s.  New administration and new approach,  the hotel has been remodeled into a comfortable budget hotel with unexpected water views.

The hotel has been renamed Hotel Casco Antiguo, which fits more its historic character. You might not notice it from the outside, but inside you`ll discover a Marrakesh style lobby (original) and the beautiful carved wood ceiling at the second level which are quite a trip to Panama`s past, when the country catched up with having chic “chinese style rooms” and arabian style tiles (basically the 30`s).  Casco`s only original elevator (still working!!!) is here!!! with only one big handle that either goes up or down (the type of elevator that has iron gate and brass).

Room prices:  $17 (single room, shared bath), $20 (single room, private bath), $17 (Double room, shared bath), $24 double room private bath), $47 (double room/ private bath, air conditioning, hot water).

The fee includes breakfast and WiFi. They have laundry services upon request.

Contact them at 228-8510 or


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Arco Properties is the leading real estate agency focused exclusively on residential and commercial properties in Casco Antiguo since 2005. We are the only real estate company specializing in Casco Antiguo that donates 10% of its profits and 5% of the time of its staff in volunteering to non-profit organizations dedicated to the revitalization of the Human Heritage of the Casco Antiguo.
Arco Properties is an affiliate of Grupo Conservatorio. We are committed to inclusive and sustainable urban revitalization. We believe in the value of socially diverse communities and in building one affordable apartment for each high-end apartment.

For more information

  • Panamá: +507-228-6650
  • Calle 4a y Ave A, Edificio Cuatro Casas,
    Planta Baja, Casco Antiguo.