Coronado is Panama’s happy hour capital. Check out expat favorite Picasso’s on Wednesdays and Saturdays for live music and to meet the newest residents, or head to Loco’s Bar & Grill, which never fails to bring out the bring screens to cheer on your home teams. Bahia’s BluWater Bistro, which started as the gathering for the town’s beach volleyball games, quickly gives way to post-game margaritas and appetizers at George’s poolside on Thursdays.
For the best food in the area, don’t miss beautiful Luna Rossa (Tuscan cuisine cooked up by a Florence native, make sure to try their lobster crepes, finished off with the panna cotta!), Med Cafe (which serves up awesome fresh seafood specials in a cozy outdoor patio) and Nazca 21 (Peruvian). For more casual options, Los Camisones in Santa Clara and, if you’re coming from the beach in Gorgona, the Tiki Bar Grill at Bahia Tower always show a good time.
Or… sit tight right on the beach in El Palmar by the Surf Camp and watch the sunset over literally the best fresh fried fish or ceviche and pair with a good cold beer.