Paseo Las Bovedas

If you are in the Casco Antiguo be sure to talk a stroll along the Paseo Las Bovedas.  Enjoy the cool breeze of the ocean, the profusion of flowers, and the the workmanship of local and foreign artists.

Too Much Traffic

One of the biggest problems Panama has is the traffic.  As the city grows and expands out in every direction, the traffic only gets worse.  The government is trying to alleviate the problem by building a new subway system.  The construction of this new subway has only aggravated an already serious problem.  Many streets are closed or partially closed creating bottlenecks and horrible traffic jams.  Patience is required, especially during rush hour. So if you are travelling from point A to point B, be sure to allow more than enough time to get there.

Color Laden Balconies

Colorful flowers accentuate the beauty and the quaintness of the Casco Antiguo’s delicate architecture.

The Causeway

Another great place to visit is the Causeway.  You can take a leisurely walk, jog, skate or ride your bike down this man made thoroughfare that connects several little islands.  If you aren’t into exercising than you can visit one of the many restaurants or nightclubs that are located there.  One of my favorites is Alberto’s, a very decent Italian restaurant with moderate prices.

La Cinta Costera

The Cinta Costera is a recreational area right dab in the center of the city.  It is located on Avenida Balboa and is visited by thousands of people each day. Some go to skate, others to ride bikes, and some go to sit leisurely and unwind as they catch the ocean’s cool breeze.

Another Day in Paradise

Unique Architecture

Panama has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years.  Every day new buildings are unveiled and it seems that the city’s architects try to outdo themselves by implementing unique and innovative designs.  This is the famous “corkscrew” building which is located on Calle 50.  It is a definite must see for anyone visiting the city.  

Welcome to Panama. It’s so much more than a canal.

When someone mentions Panama, two things might come to mind.  Some people might automatically think of Panama City, Florida and wild parties at the beach during spring break. If you have a wider view of the world, the image of the Panama Canal might jump into your mind. This ex-pat has been here for over thirty years and I can attest to the fact that Panama is so much more than just a canal.   Since the Panama Canal is probably the most well known tourist destination here in Panama, I’ve decided to share a  photo of the Miraflores Lock as a large ship makes its transit and is slowly lifted to the next level.