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Investment Moving Forward in Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Antiguo, Panama


A client came into our office yesterday and marveled at the thriving activity in Casco Viejo.  He pointed out that there are almost no streets in San Felipe that doesn`t have something going on, whether a new business opening or a property under construction.   Plaza Herrera, one of the biggest and most beautiful plazas which was abandoned up until now, is a vibrant “under construction” site.  Located at the center of Casco Antiguo is is destined to become its commercial heart.

Here are some of the commercial projects currently under construction. By no means a complete list!

Hotel Herrera

The original Hotel Herrera, this beautiful property is now being restored.  The property will have less than 20 rooms and a micro brewery at the groundfloor. Fun!





Corner restaurant site under construction. The building will have two commercial spaces set up for restaurants: groundfloor with mezzanine and top floor with an amazing terrace.



American Trade Hotel

American Trade Hotel: a four building restoration project that will hold an elegant 50 room hotel with restaurant, jazz bar and Casco Viejo`s first “convention center”.




Event Space

The event space will have capacity to host events up to 800 people.  A perfect place for weddings and banquets.




La Cantina

La Cantina, also under construction, will be a three level restaurant at the entrance of San Felipe. Water views, outdoor and indoor seating. Roof terrace too!



Ay Carmela!

Ay! Carmela is a restaurant located at 9th Street, San Felipe that opened August 2nd. Wonderful sandwiches, the place has a friendly ambiance with outdoors and indoor seating.




Casa del Horno

Casa del Horno inaugurated also this week (officially!). The hotel has 8 rooms, a restaurant and a café. Located at B Avenue and 8th street.

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in Casco.
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.