Tag Archives: Casco Antiguo Panama

Tacos La Neta, at Calle 3era Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Located at Calle 3era and Central, next to the National Theater. You have to try the taquitos, they are great. The secret? this is not a simple taco place, this is chef´s Maito newest enterprise.  It is a great place to meet with your friends, play pool or ping pong, grab a beer and eat some amazingly wonderful taquitos.

Casco Viejo Balcony Memories from the 50`s

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This week I`ve been taking care of my nephew at my grandmother`s house. One of the many treats of doing it, is that I get to take a look at our old family albums with photos from when the family lived in Calle 6ta, next to the Canal Museum, back then the Mail & Telegraphy headquarters. My dad, when thinking back at his childhood, always referred at that balcony fondly, the time spend there with friends and family.  But only yesterday, while looking at the albums I could find a glimpse of those memories, as … Continue reading

Sin No.3: Inexperience & Rocks Falling From The Sky

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo In order to develop buildings in Casco Antiguo you have to have previous experience in some sort of field related to building.  This is an activity that should be labeled: “Not For The Faint Of Heart”. Either you know what your doing and therefore you have a realistic approach to your dream, or you are a very curious mind, a hands on personality packed with passion and willing to roll up your sleeves and dig in head first researching and sweating it with a smile.  I`ve seen both cases, and they both work out well. … Continue reading

Carnivals are almost here!

Panama Casco Viejo This weekend, the whole country will go upside down. Almost everyone in Panama City will travel to the country side, in a massive exodus to celebrate until Wednesday all they can celebrate. Many will be with their families, and towns like Las Tablas, Penonomé and just anything with beaches will be the primary destinations. This year we`ll stay behind, in Casco Viejo, and enjoy the almost unbelievable transformation of an entire capital gone ghost town! What we`ll do in Casco? probably join the kids who will run after anyone they see with a bucket of water and … Continue reading

Soccer, Super Bowl and Yoga in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo Yes, that`s right… This month in Casco has had a bit of everything. On Sunday everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl at El Sitio del Casco (what a game!) and today the whole country will tune into the soccer game Panama vs Costa Rica.  Here it will be an event at the newly opened Barlovento, Casco`s new spot at the corner of Central Avenue and 10th. From there, it will be straight up partying from Saturday until Wednesday (carnivals) and finally on February 16th your soul will find peace at Los Del Patio with a nice, relaxing event … Continue reading

Thanksgiving is coming!

Panama, Casco Viejo The 22nd is almost around the corner. People are thinking on what to cook and the upcoming holidays.  Yes, Thanksgiving is here and AVACA`s annual party gets better every time.  As it has become a tradition, the party tried to pick up a place that has recently opened to business, so everyone in the community gets to know it.  This year, the party will be at the roof terrace of Tantalo at the corner of 8th and B Avenue.  As Casco`s community grows, it is exciting to see new neighbors joining. Specially if they cook well! (unlike … Continue reading

Panama Issues New and Easier Visa

Panama, Casco Viejo In May 2012, Panama approved a regulation that will make it easier for people coming from a number of countries to get a resident visa. Here is the list of countries: Germany, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Spain, United States, Slovakia, France, Finland, Netherlands, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Singapore, Uruguay, Chile and Sweden. According to the Executive Decree 343 paperwork will require: 1. Three photos, carnet size 2. Documents proving the reason for applying to the visa 3. Proof of income (a.i., bank statement that shows an amount no lower than 4 middle digits). … Continue reading

Bajareque Coffee Shop Opens in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo Walking by Calle 1era, next to Platea and in front of the ruins of the old Club Union, you`ll bump into “Bajareque Coffee Shop”.  Wilford Lamastus from Chiriquí is the owner, and his family has been in the coffee business at Panama´s highlands forever.  The place has a wonderful coffee aroma, as he roasts it right there: you can see the big machine exposed at the central property. Wilford loves coffee! he has there several grains to expose, one for each step of the process and can tell you stories about what taste like which.  For my … Continue reading

Diablo Rosso moves to Calle 6ta Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo Casco Viejo`s artistic devil is moving to a new location! still within the Casco, they are moving just one block away into Calle 6ta.  For most Casconians, they`ll know the street as the street of Casa Arias, or simply the one in front of Super G. The inauguration is tonight, at 7 p.m.  Phone: 228-4833

Casco Viejo, Panama: Before and After Photos

Panama, Casco Antiguo   It is always fun to find photos of early Casco Viejo and try to match it with today`s Casco.  This postcard seems to be from the early republic, and the corner of 12th with Santa Ana`s church at the back can only be what today is known as the corner of Café Coca Cola (well, not the café itself, but the Pio Pio behind, see the pink property at the corner). So here it is! before and after…. my vote goes to the original design because even if more simple, it had an extended roof that … Continue reading