Casco Viejo also known as “the old city” used to be Panama’s main city center. It is now a main tourist attraction. If you are in Panama City on business or vacation, you need to visit Casco Viejo. There are some art museums & galleries, old buildings, Catholic Churches, souvenir shops and other monuments.
The roads there are very narrow and not the typical pitch-paved ones but rather they are made out of red interlocking bricks. An example is shown in the picture below. You need to be careful that you are not walking in the roadway when visiting here.
You may find a lot of English speakers in this area due to it being a center of attraction for tourists. There are countless souvenir shops located throughout the town. Also there is a designated area where street vendors sell their handcrafts as well.
These are some popular landmarks around the world. Most of them are in countries I hope to visit one day.
Four Seasons Resort – Bora Bora
One of the most talked about vacation spots I have seen on the internet thus far. Seems to be ideal for the perfect couple getaway or honeymooning. By the look of this place I expect it to have a direct relation to travel costs. If you can afford it, it definitely looks like an interesting place to visit. Whether you’re on a vacation or romantic getaway; into outdoorsy stuff, want to take a boat cruise, enjoy swimming and other water sports Bora Bora seems to have it all.
“Puente de las Americas” called Bridge of the Americas in English (pictured below) is a bridge in Panama that spans the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal.
Balboa Yacht Club:
Thinking about going for a yacht ride? Well you are in the right place! This is just one of the activities you can do at Amador Causeway and this is not the only location where there are yachts. If you happen to be in the vicinity of the city, your closest bet would be Yacht Club along the Cinta Costera. But if you are here there are a few things you can do to keep you occupied for a day. That includes shopping in the nearby shopping facility, lunching or dining at anyone of the many fine restaurants, sight seeing, biking and whether you’re a photographer or not, you would want to captivate the ever beautiful scenery.
Panama is a Latin American country which forms part of Central America. The country borders between Costa Rica and Colombia and has a population is just over 3.5 million.
Panama City is the country’s capital. Located in the banking district of the city center, better known as Calle cincuenta (50). An array of tall commercial buildings are located within walking distance of each other.
One thing that I quickly learned while living here which is also an interesting fact, is that the majority of the buildings have a bank attached to them. They are usually on the ground floor and are named after the bank.
TheF&F/BBA Tower also called“El Tornillo”is located in the heart of the city and is the most distinctive one of them all. Obliquely opposite El Tornillo is the exclusive Soho Mall (seen on the left in the picture) and has the most high-end stores you can find in Panama. Brands like Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors can be seen as you walk into the mall’s main entrance.