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stay in casco viejo or las cumbres

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stay in casco viejo or las cumbres

hello

trying to decide to stay in casco viejo area b/c of the proximity to the town/shops/eateries/markets vs the calm attractive B&B choices in las cumbres.

not enough time to do both.

any thoughts ?

thank you

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1. Re: stay in casco viejo or las cumbres

What are you planning on spending you time doing ?

Isn't Las Cumbres quite a way out ? Are you planning to spend most of you time travelling out in that direction ? Otherwise won't you be spending a loy of time travelling from there in to town ?

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2. Re: stay in casco viejo or las cumbres

Traffic from Las Cumbres to town and back is horrible. If you are only planning to go to Colon its ok but if you are planning to go into town than Casco Viejo is a lot better.

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3. Re: stay in casco viejo or las cumbres

Some of my relatives lives in Las Cumbres and I visit them quite often, at all hours of the day. Without traffic, the distance from downtown to Las Cumbres (going through the Highway- Corredor Norte) is about 20 mn.

During rush hour (6-8 am and 5-7pm) it can be a bit more, say more or less 45 mn. Although the same can be said for most areas of the city because of the metro (subway) construction...

At the end, it comes down to what you are looking for, each neighborhood has its advantages and disadvantages. What suits one person might not suit another!!

If you are looking for nightlife and walking proximity to eateries, then you would be better to choose Casco Viejo. If you are looking for lots of vegetation, flora and a calm neighborhood to use as a base (or for R&R) then choose Las Cumbres.

Both Las Cumbres and/or Casco Viejo have a lot to offer and you will enjoy both. Take it from someone who regularly spends time in both areas :-)

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4. Re: stay in casco viejo or las cumbres

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