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Costa del Este

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #32 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Luxury new area in Panama city
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Panama City, Panama
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155 reviews 155 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Costa del Este is not just a residential area. It is a combination of office spaces, retail establishments, schools and residential spaces. It is accessible through the South toll road or known as the Corregidor Sur but it also has access to city without passing through the toll. The residential areas are divided into apartments buildings and gated communities. There... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My husband and I searched several areas in Panama City which included Punta Pacifica, Paitilla, San Francisco, Obarrio, and El Cangrejo. After visiting Costa del Este, I knew right away that this is the place I wanted us to make our purchase. Costa del Este reminds me alot of Florida. It's like the peaceful home away from home. Being a... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I love this hotel, new, new...modern and clean !!! ... The service is excellent. Is a good place to stay for business. Quiet and residential area. It has a boardwalk nearly 4 kilometers long....excellent for runners.

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Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is a fairly new residential area outside of the city which has now invited several large companies to build their skyscrapers! So now it is starting to look like a miniature Panama City. From the beautiful gated community to the 60 story condo buildings and now commercial buildings as well. You will find a few restaurants, grocery stores, etc.... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is all relatively new construction, largely more expensive shops like gourmet supermarkets, coffee shops and hair salons, but mostly chains including Arrocha drugstore and Subway. This is not real Panama---but there is ample parking everywhere and traffic is good. I wouldn't waste my time as a tourist there. It is an upscale housing plan built on reclaimed land less... More

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Panama City, Panama
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is one of the few places in Panama city that has been planned property. It mainly an high-end location for leading Panamanian and multinational companies. It also has gated communities for the rich. This is an extension to the modern Panama city.

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Panama City, Panama
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Costa del Este is a housing area. There are the usual shops at the entrance such as a supermarket pharmacy and a few other shops. There is nothing special here.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

It is impressive to see the continuous growth of this area. It is a quiet and excellent place to live. Sea views are fabulous.

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Panama City, Panama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Costa del Este is a quickly growing artificial satellite town of Panama City, carved into what were previously coastal mangrove forests. Apart from the destruction of a unique habitat for the sake of making money, this town seems to have one purpose only: launder the highest amount of money in the smallest possible area. Thousands of new apartments have been... More

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NJ
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749 reviews 749 reviews
411 attraction reviews
1,052 helpful votes 1,052 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This vertical city on the eastern edge of Panama City, right on the Pacific Ocean, engenders ambivalent feelings from me. On the one hand I think it's great if some people want to live vertically and have access to the city and its cosmopolitan restaurants and other charms; but it's really ugly in the sense that the buildings were all... More

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