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Boutique hotels are what the latest travelers are after. They offer unique experiences with an immersive design that is Instagrammable from any angle. I’ve rounded up the best-designed boutique hotels throughout the entire country including spots in Panama City, Boquete, Bocas del Toro, and more. From eco-tree house retreats in…

There’s been a number of rooftop bars opening over the past few years and Panama City’s tropical climate creates the perfect environment for them. Check out these places and enjoy the spectacular views and beautiful people. Casa Casco Casa Casco is one of the current hotspots in Panama City at the…

Casco Antiguo Spanish School offers affordable, small group Spanish courses in Panama’s most eclectic neighborhood – Casco Viejo. Out of all the “barrios” (neighborhoods) in Panama, Casco Viejo is the most eclectic. It’s a mix of restored Spanish colonial buildings that are now boutique hotels & hostels, apartments, trendy bars, and restaurants. Interspersed between these…

In stark contrast to the structure and sophistication of downtown Panama City, with its modern buildings and cosmopolitan vibe, is its nearby historic district of Casco Viejo. This walled city, which sits on a peninsula overlooking the Pacific entrance to the canal, is only four city blocks wide and ten…

Ok, so these bars aren’t actually a secret but they are hidden away in obscure places that you would never find if you were strolling past them. Here’s how you can discover a few of Panama City’s “secret bars”: Relic Relic is Panama City’s original “secret bar” and part of it…

The government will hold a bidding for more than $ 11 million for the restoration of the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) in Casco Viejo, which was granted basilica status by the Vatican. The invitation for the bidding was announced by President Juan Carlos Varela, after a Christmas concert by the National…

If you have read my other posts, you would know I began taking Spanish classes at Casco Antiguo Spanish School a few months ago. I finished up the program I was doing last weekend so now I am off on my own. But am I fluent in Spanish yet? The…