Panama City Archive

New Tourism Developments in Panama

Our previous blog post pointed to our story on the hot real estate market in Panama City, but what if you just want to visit? Panama has always been an also-ran when it comes to tourism, with the bulk of their inbound arrivals coming for business, not pleasure. The national tourism bureau has not done […]

Luxury Real Estate in Panama City

Our latest real estate feature is on the bustling, red-hot market of Panama City, Panama. If the fundamentals weren’t so strong, this would be looking like a bubble. It did take a slight breather when the U.S. recession hit, but unlike other Latin American retirement markets that depended on the yankees, this one is more […]

A Video Tour of Finisterre Suites in Panama

We just posted a review of one of Panama City’s newest luxury hotels, Finisterre Suites and Spa. We’ve got plenty of details about it on our site, as well as some photos, but you can get an even better feel for it with that video above. I liked this place a lot because even the […]

Copa Airlines, Take 2

I wrote about Copa Airlines back in 2008, when I flew down to Panama for the MV Discovery Panama Yacht Cruise. Last month I had the opportunity to fly with them once again, this time stopping in Panama City for a while, then continuing down to Lima, Peru. This trip reinforced my feeling that for […]

A New Hotel Scene in Panama City, Central America

Recession? Housing crisis? Reduced lending for development? Not in the “hub of the Americas. Forget everything we’ve said in the past about there being a shortage of hotels in Panama City. It’s time for me to update the intro on our Luxury Hotels in Panama page. A few years ago the pickings were slim, but […]

Finally, a New Luxury Hotel in Panama City

Almost from our launch time we’ve bemoaned the lack of luxury hotels in Panama City. For such an international center of commerce and banking, it’s baffling that there are so few great hotels in the city itself. There are reasons for this—the bubble in residential and commercial real estate over the past few years being […]