to Live in Panama
City is the country’s capital and definitely
place for those who like the stimulation of
living in a modern cosmopolitan metropolis.
It is home to more than half of the country’s
population and a bustling center of international
banking and commerce. The original city was
founded the the Spaniard Pedro Arias Dávila
Panama City runs about 7 miles along the Pacific
Coast, with Panama Bay (La Bahía de Panamá)
on the south, the Panama Canal on the west and
the ruins of Panamá la Vieja to the east.
Most avenues run parallel to the coast with
streets running perpendicularly.
Modern day Panama
City boasts a wide range of architecture, from
stately 16th century homes in Casco Viejo, the
oldest part of the city, to the city’s imposing
Miami-like string of high-rise buildings. Prestigious
neighborhoods like Alto de Golf, Dos Mares abound
with greenery and flowers. Other areas as Obarrio,
Campo Alegre, Paitilla and El Cangrejo teem
with interesting buildings and designs.