Panama luxury Archive

Checking Into the American Trade Hotel in Panama City

As the “crossroads of the Americas” and the “Miami of Central America,” bustling Panama City has plenty of great hotels these days. There weren’t any full-service luxury hotels outside the business district, however, until American Trade Hotel opened in Casco Viejo. Casco Viejo is the oldest surviving section of this city that served as the [&hellip

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Luxury Life on the Amador Causeway in Panama City

Imagine looking out your living room window at the Pacific Ocean, then seeing a huge ship glide by that’s on its way to China, as it moves toward the Panama Canal. That’s going to be the case with the new Naos Harbor Island project when it’s completed. When I first visited Panama City a decade [&hellip

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Is Panama the Best Country for Retirement?

International Living just put out its annual global retirement index and, as usual, Panama was #1 as the best place to retire. Their opinion is not the last word, of course, and there are plenty of factors behind the scene that could influence their judgment, but most of the ranking factors are objective ones such [&hellip

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The Grandfather Rum of Panama: Ron Abuelo

In Central America, there’s a pecking order of rums and I’ve yet to meet anyone who puts Ron Abuelo from Panama at the top. It’s certainly not bad, it just has some really tough competition and doesn’t quite rise to the level of the league’s top players. If you happen to be traveling in Panama, [&hellip

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Donald Trump’s Panama Tower Helped by the Fame

The media’s love affair with Donald Trump’s run for the U.S. presidency (and his reliable weekly gaffes) sure haven’t hurt apartment sales in his Panama City Trump Ocean Club. Despite the derogatory comments about Latino immigrants, nationals from throughout the Americas have been snapping up the remaining condos at a quickening pace. A report from [&hellip

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Panama City Leading the Globalization Parade in the Americas

Depending on who you ask, the spread of global brands into every city we visit is either a blessing or a curse. It’s clear though that while many grumble about the proliferation of recognized logos creating a homogenized city look around the globe, they’ll still stay at the Marriott and duck into the Starbucks more [&hellip

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