Welcome to Casco Viejo

Welcome to Casco Viejo, the historic core of Panama City! Casco Viejo is the oldest of Panama City’s neighborhoods. It is also one of the richest areas of culture, architecture, dining, and natural beauty. With narrow cobblestone streets, colorful colonial architecture, and a diverse population, there’s undoubtedly something magical about Casco Viejo.

Popular Casco Viejo Real Estate

Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular listings in Casco viejo right now. If anything catches your eye, be sure to use the contact form next to the listing to request further information. One of our professional brokers will follow up with you in less than 24 hours.

Getting to Casco Viejo

Founded in 1673, Casco Viejo is a small peninsula at one end of the Cinta Costera. The area is jam-packed with amazing restaurants, colonial architecture, boutique hotels, beautiful churches, and charming plazas. This is one part of the city that you’ll want to get lost in.

Living in Casco Viejo, you are in a little oasis and the whole area is pleasantly walkable. That said, you’re still close enough that you can get into the heart of the city in about 15 minutes. Many residents actually live here and commute elsewhere for work.

In addition, through the Cinta Costera, the incredible 64-acre greenspace through the city, you can walk or bike directly from Casco Viejo to the city center.

What to Expect in Casco Viejo

There’s no doubt that life in Casco Viejo is very different than you’ll find in other areas of the city.

Many residents of Casco Viejo compare their neighborhood to living in a quaint colonial town. From the classic architecture to the winding streets, the capital’s historic center feels centuries away from the city’s towering skyscrapers with a decidedly Old World flair..

Casco Viejo is home to a diverse mix of residents, both locals and expats. International buyers have become more and more enchanted with the city’s historic heart, so you’ll find a growing expat community. Today, they make up the majority of the buyers in the area.

Expats who choose to call Casco Viejo home are a mix of retirees, professionals, artists, bohemians, and entrepreneurs. People from all walks of life are drawn to the rich history, local culture, and unparalleled beauty of the area.

It is worth mentioning that homes in Casco Viejo typically don’t include the amenities that are common in most housing developments in the city. You’re unlikely to find a rooftop pool, gym, or elevator in any of the buildings here. Most of the homes on the market are two or three-story walk-ups or apartments in small buildings. And they have undergone varying degrees of remodeling and restoration.

Most residents of the area are perfectly happy to trade luxury conveniences for the unique charm of Casco Viejo. What the homes may lack in modern amenities, they more than make up for in character.

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Life in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo may very well be the epicenter of culture in Panama City.

On any day of the week, you’ll find residents walking their dogs in the area’s plazas or enjoying a coffee with friends in the midst of an unexpected event or festival. Special celebrations and events are common in Casco Viejo and residents are always happy to join in.

Foodies from all over the world flock to Casco Viejo to dine in some of the best restaurants the capital has to offer. From Panamanian dishes with a modern twist, to Japanese fare, to vegan eats, Casco Viejo has it all. Donde José is one notable option where guests can partake in a multi-course culinary journey complete with delicious food and great banter from the chef. 

When it comes to nightlife, Casco Viejo offers an incredible selection of entertainment options for after the sun goes down. With everything from casual breweries, upscale cocktail bars, nightclubs, and lounges. 

While many capital dwellers make a special trip to the historic center for a night out, residents can pick and choose from their favorite destinations any night of the week.

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Current Casco Viejo Real Estate Listings

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