Tag Archives: Casco Viejo Business

Casa Vida New Look

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo At the ends of 6th Street and A Avenue is Casa Vida, Casco´s raw vegan store and cafe by Aris Latham. They have re organized the store and now feature clothing made of hemp, candles, aromatherapy oils and handmade soaps along with organic fruits, nuts, smoothies, delicious pies like their Paradise pie and amazing juices. The owners told us that soon they´ll also include Aris famous vegan hamburgers, pizzas and wraps. The store is open every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Selina Embassy opens in Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo We love seeing new corners and locales get activated! this is the corner next to Puerta de Tierra by Plaza Herrera, now with “Selina Embassy” a concept from the Selina hostels that serves as a window in Casco for all Selina hostels. It includes a store (everything a backpacker will need!) to a tour guide agency. From free weekly tours of Casco to day trips and more. Just call Pablo Cáceres at 6229-7350 to book one. Welcome!

New Hotel in Casco! Welcome La Concordia

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo I love how Casco continues to transform properties that just a few years ago were considered “outside” of the “area”.  Casco continues to evolve, and now it is the turn for our version of the Five Points, meaning the five corners where Central and 11th street meet.  At this time, four out of five corners are active or will be activated in the next few months. This weekend, La Concordia, the most beautiful one opened. We went to celebrate Father´s day and to take a look! here are some photos. Contact info: eva@la concordiapanama.com  Phone: … Continue reading

Creative Solutions: iphones, laptops and more!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Ops! dropped my phone and  broke the screen. How many times we´ve gone through something like this. And then what a pain: while there are several ways to go about it, the awful truth is that most likely we will allow this situation to go on and on until it starts cutting our face or not even being able to use the touchscreen again. And by then we are on a different stress diagnosis. No need! if you live in Casco, just go Creative Solutions. Located at 3rd street , at Los Del Patio, they … Continue reading

New HangOuts: Lo Que Hay and Nomada Eatery

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Lo Que Hay: Calle 5ta y Avenida A Chef José Carles loves to experiment. If you´ve been to his restaurant, Donde José, you´ll be part of the journey he takes every week to explore flavors using Panamanian ingredients and different influences. But now, he is opening Lo Que Hay, a fonda style restaurant for those who crave old fashion, but really good, comfort food.  Located at 5th and A Avenue, Lo Que Hay (you can translate it to: “what´s in stock”) is opening only (so far!) on Sunday afternoon.  Don´t feel like cooking? come and … Continue reading

Tajada de Sandía, Casco´s Surf Shop

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Directly from Bocas del Toro, landing on A Avenue between 4th and 5th, and a few steps from our Casco beach: welcome Tajada de Sandía! Surf gear, boards, great shorts and cute swimsuits and sun dresses. And if you need to shape or fix your board, they´ll do it right there through a partnership with Machete Shaping Company They´ll be also giving paddle lessons!

Mahalo! food for body and soul

Casco Antiguo, Panama, Casco Viejo I learned a new word: Mahalo. In Hawaiian it means ” thanks, gratitude, admiration, praise, esteem, regards, or respects”.  Now we have our own Casco style “Mahalo”, located on A Avenue, next to UnderCover boots, right after 5th and A, by Madrigal. Yes, we do give a lot of landmarks, that´s how our system works! Last night´s soft opening had a really good vibe. Mahalo will offer fresh food, pilates and yoga classes.  They´ll be offering deconstructed sushi, burritos, and salads to go. Soft spot for me: they´ll give you the jars, so you can … Continue reading

Laundry opened in Casco Viejo, Panama

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Now, this is exciting: a laundry opened in Casco Viejo!!! whohooooo!!!! Dry Clean and everything. Welcome Fashion & Clean! Located at Casa Neuman, on the side street (Calle 8va) next to the small children´s park. I´m going to drop my stuff today and they promised to have it ready in a day.  I´m so excited!!! here are the photos and prices. Schedules: Monday to Friday : 8a.m  to 5 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tel: 6351-6360 ||

UnderCover Boots opened in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Shopping in Avenida A is getting better and better. This week, UnderCover Boots inaugurated a beautiful space, between Madrigal and Lupa. The place was packed with neighbors, children, everyone. A beautiful store, great products. Colorful rainboots for everyone (and right on time for Panama´s rainy season!) painted or created by local artists. Of course, I was already wearing them going in… mine had the “papo” flower, but I really loved the “guayacan” long boots and the Rana Dorada elegant black. Depending on the boot you buy, they donate to different organizations, including the Smithonian frog … Continue reading

Eco Gourmet Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This is the week of surprises! we went to the recently opened Eco Gourmet at Norias in Casco Viejo. Located next to the Escuela de Estados Unidos, this little restaurant explores some overlooked Panamanian ingredients such as nance.  Loved the octopus, the lamb and the salmon with the passion fruit and nance sauce. Here is their Facebook page. Open for dinner!