I don't want to repeat all the great things said in the other reviews. I'll just say that they are absolutely TRUE! Unbeatable view of the ocean and city lights. The sounds of the city are there but it's the charm of PTY. This is the best area for walking and the best restaurants are walking distance or a couple $ Uber ride away.
We came to PTY to lease a place to move to. I think that my wife would trade the Trump for Scotty's unit. Read and follow the advice he provides and you will have a really wonderful time in Panama.
We couldn't be happier.
The description is accurate, so I will let you read it there. Our own experience is that the owner, Scotty, is friendly, responsive, respectful, and full of great information to make your stay a most special experience. He has not led us astray on any recommendation.
The apartment is modern with every convenience you could ask for. The view is spectacular and after several days of touring around, we chose to spend our last two days mostly at the condo relaxing and taking in the views, and only going out at night for dinner.
Whenever you come into a new city, it is confusing to read the descriptions and get a sense of orientation. My favorite part of the city is definitely Casco Viejo which has the old architecture, great restaurants and bars, and a lively night scene. You will feel completely safe both there and in the location of the condo. We never questioned that ever. The people are very friendly, and the atmosphere quite relaxed.
I thought for a while I would want to stay in Casco Viejo if I ever returned, simply because we were drawn to go there nearly every night for drinks and dinner. However, you would never have this spacious, modern condo, and especially never have this view from anywhere in the old town. If I return, I will come back to this condo.
The decor is very modern and elegant. Not your typical rental with cheap furnishings. We feel right at home.
We walked to the Multi-Center (to the left) which is about 5-6 blocks. It is huge and has nearly everything. There is a large grocery in the basement, that is nearly impossible to get to. I doubt we found the main door because we wandered a long time in the underground parking and finally left by walking up the car ramp. Surely that can't be the only way. Good luck with that.
Scotty will recommend restaurants - listen to him. WE went to Tantalo twice because it was so good (tapas) - make a reservation. We also enjoyed drinks on the Bolivar Plaza in front of Casablanca. We had pizza delivered one evening from Pizza Brava. Very, very good. And then had pizza today at Aglio Rosso about a block to the left. Excellent. We ate at the Fish Market outside on styrofoam plates. Casual, inexpensive, very windy, and very fun local-style. We went to Tinaja for the dinner and show and that was OK, especially if you haven't done something like that anywhere else.
Gilberto (Chiwi) is a great driver/guide. Hire him, you won't be sorry.
The one and only downside to this condo that I can think of is that there is a lot of traffic noise. We got used to is and have been able to sleep through it. We are surprised that there aren't stricter noise regulations in the city because I have honestly never heard noise like this. But we chose to not let it bother us.
A slight downside is that the bed is a bit hard for me. We are used to a foam top, and this is quite hard. But we have managed. Everything else is so comfy.
I highly recommend you stay at this condo.
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This apartment is FANTASTIC!! Can't find a better or more secure location than this. You can walk everywhere or get a taxi pronto. The staff is friendly, pleasant and very helpful. The taxi ride that they provide at a cost was very nice with an English speaking driver. The apartment itself has all the amenities you would ever need (cell phone, fast internet, air conditioning and two TV's). The views are to die for! You see the Pacific Ocean from every window. Pool was very nice and they have a pool table and ping pong table in the social area. The gym was small but okay for a good workout. The ONLY negative to this apartment is the street (car) noise even though it is on the 17th floor. It was hard to sit out on the balcony but we certainly were not kept awake because of the noise. I would highly recommend this apartment. It beats a hotel hands down!
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