Panama Viejo, Historic “Old Panama”

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo ("old Panama") was founded in August of 1519 making it the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific Coast.  In 1671 the town was destroyed when Captain Henry Morgan invaded.  It was never rebuilt.  Panama Viejo was declared a historic site in 1976 and has since been under governmental protection.  In 2003 the site was added … [Read more...]

Dolce Idea Gelato, Casco Viejo, Panama

Dolce Idea Gelato

At Plaza Bolivar in Casco Viejo, Dolce Idea is the place to go to beat the heat. For just a few bucks you can get two scoops of delicious and homemade gelato. I went with my two favorites, coconut and Nutella! What a perfect combination!  It was a hot day so most of it ended up dripping down my arms but it was so worth it! Stop by … [Read more...]

Casa del Horno, Boutique hotel in Casco Viejo, Panama

Casa del Horno, Casco Viejo, Panama

Casa del Horno is an uber chic boutique hotel in Casco Viejo, Panama.  Located on Avenida B in the Colonial District in Panama City just a few doors down from Tantalo. Casa del Horno translates to “the oven house.” It was originally built as a bakery by the French in the 1850’s.  Casa del Horno has been tastefully restored with modern … [Read more...]