Casco Life

Where to Stay in Casco Viejo, Panama

Don´t trust our picture in this post… Hotel Grand doesn´t exist, this is Panama´s Ministry of Culture at Casco Viejo suddenly transformed into a hotel by the James Bond 007 crew.

Actually… Casco Viejo is a wonderful place to stay… but we don´t have hotels yet! so where and how might be tricky but not impossible. It only takes planning ahead.

So here is the short list!

1. Stay at a private apartment:

You can rent private apartments in different locations in Casco Viejo. All of them are great, nicely furnished, well located. Most include breakfast service. For high season, most of them are over $150 + tax per night.

How to book:

Email Arco Properties at [email protected] Or visit the page at The apartment called “Café de Asis” faces one of the cutest plazas: Plaza Bolivar. Is a 2 bedroom, with 2 queen size bed. Phone: (507) 211-2548.

You can also visit for more options on apartments.

2. The Backpackers option:

Hostal Casco Antiguo: Backpackers places in general don´t tend to take reservations. However, talk to Richo or the manager at Hostal Casco Antiguo ( ) . Rooms

go from $11 to 14. Write at: [email protected] or call (507) 269-6166

Luna´s Castle Hostel Casco Viejo: the most recent adquisition on the guys who own Mondo Taitu and Heike hostal in Bocas del Toro. They are expanding to Casco and the place is beautiful. Give them a call at: 262-1540.

3. The higher end option: Canal House Panama

A beautifully restored colonial mansion at the heart of San Felipe. Ideal to rent the entire house, it has 3 suites, most of them with inner offices, all of them with internet. Fully staffed 24/7. Check it out at:

View Cafe de Asis
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Arco Properties

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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.