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  • dmp
    Pocono Mountains Region, PA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Casco Viejo is an absolutely beautiful gem of an old town in Panama City, Panama! With its vibrant squares, gorgeous colonial architecture, beautiful churches, plentiful gourmet, restaurants, cafes, and quaint shops, it is a fabulous place to visit.
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • Jhon B
    Chicago, IL4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This waterfront is absolutely amazing! It's got a dedicated area for people to walk, ride bicycles, play basketball, and so much more. And guess what? We were actually lucky enough to be there during a national festival (carnavales) where we got to enjoy live music and mingle with the locals. Talk about a unique experience!
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This neighborhood is not on the path of an ordinary tourist, it's out of the way and it's not of a significant importance in terms of historic sites and places to see.
    We visited it accidentally when the tour van was dropping off other guests after the tour. Costa del Este is a new built area, with more high rises, further on east, after the historic Panama Vieja (see that review). New modern hotels, corporation towers and apartment blocks dominate this expensive area. It reminded me on Dubai Marina, a city outside the main city.
    Written April 10, 2019
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,972 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is one of the main four to six lane arteries of modern Panama city and serves to access the skyscraper area by car or bus. Currently large parts of it are being renovated, but the main purpose remains to make things easier for cars. Panamanian city planners seem to follow the USA example which is very much inflenced by the interests of car makers and oil lobbies. I wished they would have planted more trees and made more green zones. Now it is all stone and asphalt, with some glass and metal. These materials absorb and/or reflect the heat, which means that from about noon Via Espana is bloody hot and very unpleasant for pedestrians, not to mention cyclists. It is as if the municipal authorities did everything within their ability to discourage people from walking or moving around themselves. No wonder obesity is on the rise in Panama.

    For those who venture outside the car, bus or metro at night: via Espana is safe.
    Written April 12, 2017
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