Colon Duty Free Shopping (Colon, Panama)– If you have taken an interest in Panama shopping, you probably have heard of the country’s duty free shops. In Colon, Panama, which is about a 45-minute drive from Panama City, you’ll find the famous Free Trade Zone. With more than 2,000 commercial businesses operating there, Colon is the […]
Central Avenue (Avenida Central, Panama City) is a pedestrian mall in Panama City that is six blocks long and is lined with small shops and restaurants. A number of bargain-conscious shoppers come here. This area connects the district of Casco Viejo with Calidonia.
Albrook Mall (Friendship Avenue, Panama City) – this is a large indoor mall with air conditioning and has a movie theater, food court and arcade. Albrook mall is located in Panama City near Albrook Int’l Airport and the Grand Terminal (the central bus terminal). Discount stores such as Conway, Titan and El Costo are found […]
The Wine Bar (Calle Eusebio Morales, Hotel Suites Las Vegas, east of Via Veneto, El Cangrejo, Panama City) – another establishment owned by (Swiss) chef and wine importer Willy Diggelmann, this bar has over 200 wines – available by the glass or bottle. Food options include cheeses , pizza, fine meats, and salads. Live music […]
Vieja Habana (Avenida B y Calle 5, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – given its Casco Viejo location, this is a great place for a Cuban-themed bar. Patrons here can enjoy a Cuba Libre or a refreshing mojito, both made with real Havana Club rum, or a cold beer while you swing your hips to the […]
Tantalo (Calle 8 y Avenida B, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – this is a trendy rooftop bar located within a boutique hotel of the same name. While Sundays through Wednesdays tend to be laidback, it becomes a South Beach-like nightspot, with both local and international patrons from their 20s into their 40s..
Platea Jazz Bar (Calle 1a Oeste, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – located inside a century-old mansion, Platea books both jazz bands, as well as Salsa orchestras (on Fridays) and even rock bands (on Saturdays). Light tapas are available from the adjoining eatery S’Cena.
Mojitos Sin Mojitos (Calle 8 y Avenida A, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – another hangout spot within the historic district of Casco Viejo, this is actually an open-air bar located beneath calicanto walls, surrounded by plants to add atmosphere. The place lives up to its name of not serving Mojitos – it focuses on its […]
The Londoner Pub (Calle Uruguay 48 e/Rogelio Alfora, Marbella, Panama City) – this is one of the few British pubs found in Panama City – complete with the décor and ambience to back it up. The walls are decorated with rugby shirts and dart boards, and the tables often taken up by platters of fish […]
La Rana Dorada (Av. Eloy Alfaro y Calle 11, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – this old school section of Panama would be the ideal spot for a microbrewery, or so thought the owners. Visitors finding their way here will be pleasantly surprised to find this novel place, and enjoy its line of home brews. There’s […]