Welcome to Costa Del Este!

Welcome to Costa del Este! One of Panama City’s most desirable neighborhoods, that has a feel of its own. Many residents say that this Panama City neighborhood feels like living in a “city-within-a-city.” Close to the rest of the capital, but packed with shops, restaurants, spas, banks, schools, and offices, Costa del Este feels like a self-sustaining community.

Popular Costa Del Este Listings

Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular listings in Costa Del Este 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 Costa Del Este

The Costa del Este district is located 5 kilometers east of downtown Panama city and is accessed by the Corredor Sur national highway system as well as Cincuentenario Avenue.

On the eastern periphery of the capital, Costa del Este has often been described as having a Los Angeles-esque vibe. The wide streets are lined with palm trees, and it isn’t uncommon to see luxury cars cruising down the road. Here you will find sleek skyscrapers and many gated communities with single-family homes and duplexes as well as great dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

What to Expect in Costa Del Este

Many residents enjoy a short commute to the numerous corporations with offices in the area and send their children to schools nearby. With serene and peaceful streets, and plenty in the way of dining, shopping, and nightlife, residents can happily spend most of their time right in their neighborhood without the necessity of going anywhere else.

That said, when they do want to venture out of the neighborhood, residents enjoy that they can access both Tocumen International Airport and downtown Panama City within an easy 15-minute drive, offering the best of both worlds.

Is Costa del Este the right place for you? There’s no doubt that Costa del Este is a desirable area to live in and, as such, is highly sought after in terms of real estate. 

It is especially popular with expats who favor a more relaxed pace of life that can be afforded by living outside of the city center. Residents hail from all over, but this is one area that is home to many wealthy expats from elsewhere in Latin America. You’ll still find all of the amenities here that you might enjoy in some of Panama City’s more centrally located neighborhoods, but with a relaxed vibe that many consider being more livable. 

An abundance of high-quality international schools is one reason that expats with families are eager to move to Costa del Este. Colegio Brader, Saint Augustin’s School, and Oxford International school amongst others are all nearby. Many professionals also choose to call Costa del Este home due to a large number of corporations that have offices in the area. Telefonica Panama, Bladex, Maersk, DHL Express, and Copa Airlines all have large scale offices in Costa del Este.

Finally, when you consider the variety of options available for dining, shopping, or heading to the spa, it’s no wonder that Costa del Este is a popular choice for Panama City residents looking to pamper themselves.

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Life in Costa Del Este

One thing everyone agrees on is that life in Costa del Este provides plenty to do. For those who enjoy being outdoors, you’ll be happy to find that Costa del Este was developed around a giant public park. Parque Costa del Este is at the heart of this neighborhood and is the perfect spot for running, strolling, playing with kids, or walking the dog. Additionally, Paseo del Mar is a bayside beltway that’s popular for joggers, walkers, and anyone looking to get a move on with a great view.

For a meal out, there are plenty of options that keep residents and visitors from elsewhere in the city coming back for more. For breakfast, lunch, or just a sweet treat, residents love Churreria Manolo for delectable fresh cooked churros. Barrio Pizza is a favorite for – you guessed it – pizzas and FatBurger serves up American-style fast-food burgers that residents love.

There are also plenty of options for those looking to wine and dine in a more gourmet environment. From expertly prepared seafood to French classics, to Mediterranean cuisine, there’s something for every taste at Costa del Este’s dozens of nicer restaurants.

Costa del Este is also trending towards offering more and more nightlife destinations for residents. While this is certainly an area where things don’t stay open until the wee hours, a growing number of breweries and bars offer residents plenty to do after the sun goes down.

Another thing residents love is the ability to take care of any shopping needs without ever having to leave the neighborhood. With a Riba Smith, Super 99, and Rey supermarket in the area, residents have plenty of choices for one-stop-grocery-shopping. Each of these three stores is large, well organized, and has plenty of parking available. From packaged foods to fresh produce and a deli section, these stores offer most everything you could need for your day-to-day shopping.

There are also a number of stores that offer more specialized or gourmet options when it comes to grocery shopping. The Organica store is a great place to pick up organic food and home products. Pretelt Meats is a top-notch butcher where you can get nearly any cut of meat you can imagine as well as a great burger or steak in the adjacent restaurant by the same owners.

For shopping, Atrio Mall located in Costa del Este includes over 400 stores with brands from both Panama and beyond. Apart from just shopping, Atrio Mall also features a movie theater and plenty of dining options.

Current Costa Del Este Listings

Get started with your search and find the best Costa Del Este Real Estate for you and your family. 

If you have any questions about the listings here, simply use the contact form next to each listing and one of our professional real estate brokers will follow up with you in less than 24 hours.

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Browse through our listings of Costa del Este Panama real estate and contact us with any questions. The Costa del Este district is located 5 kilometers east of downtown Panama city and is accessed by the Corredor Sur national highway system as well as Cincuentenario Avenue. Costa del Este features some of Panama’s priciest real estate along the ocean front boulevard as well as the many gated communities with single-family homes and duplexes. Costa del Este is a master-planned development, so the streets are wider than other parts of the city, there is plenty of available parking, underground utilities, and it is designed around a very large park. Residents of Costa del Este come from all over the world, although the majority of the resident community hail from Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, and of course Panama. Several major international schools are within a short drive from Costa del Este including the International School of Panama and Colegio Brader. There are also several major corporate headquarters including Copa Airlines, Proctor and Gamble, and Addidas, among others. Costa del Este is the closest thing to a “suburb” of Panama City, and residents do not have to leave their area to go grocery shopping, do their banking, visit the spa, or go out to eat. Pricing on real estate in Costa del Este depends on a number of factors including proximity to the water, building quality, living space, and amenities.