13 Aug Panama: The Hidden Treasure of The Americas
Located in the heart of the Americas, Panama offers a wide variety of attractions making it a unique and still, unveiled destination.
Among the well-known facts about beautiful country, such the Panama Canal and a stable economy where the US dollar is the local currency; we can also appoint to this destination as one of the safest and most developed in Latin America.
The visitor has a wide variety of options to choose from, going from eco-adventures to first hand experiences with up to 7 native cultural groups.
The colorful scenarios you can enjoy here go from the vibrant green mountain rainforest, till reaching the pristine turquoise waters surrounding hundreds of little islands on the both shores of the country.
The capital stands with astonishing skyscrapers and an exciting nightlife full of entertainment and unique flavors.
Nowadays Panama aims for an increase of visitors, involving the public and private sector on great investments.
One of the most expected is the “Amador Convention Center”, soon to open its doors this year as reported by official sources.
The project, completed already in more than a 95%, is located just few minutes away from Panama City in the tourist area of the Calzada de Amador, right on the banks of the Panama Canal.
The convention center will offer two levels for the banquet areas, exhibition areas and main hall for fairs with a 15,000 square meters; meeting rooms of 2,000 square meters and a total maximum capacity for 25000 people, 1,700 spaces for parking, and distribution of an area with capacity for 20 buses.
Certainly an “eye catcher” for the MICE industry.
We have to remember that among the benefits when holding business meetings and conventions in Panama, US companies, for instance, expenses are tax deductible in the USA.
Another remarkable highlight of Panama City is formed by its the historic centre.
The “Old Quarter” or “Casco Viejo”, lais in a small peninsula containing the original walled colonial settlement founded by Spain back in the 16th century.
In modern times, real estate companies and urban planners had overlooked at Casco Viejo, due to the high cost renovations that the place shall go through.
In 1999 this area was declared as “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO giving it a particular relevance and private investors got stepped on, starting the restoration process.
Currently, 20 years later, Casco Viejo is one of the most expensive places where to buy property in Panama.
Millions of dollars have been invested in the renovation of more than 400 properties; including private homes, shops, local cafes and restaurants small boutique hotels, amazing churches and beautiful parks.
The place is not only a charming location during the day time but an incomparable site when the night falls.
The rooftops overviewing the Panama Canal in the distance or the contrasting modern city in the back, create unique ambience just perfect to enjoy your favorite cocktail at dusk.
Unique venues and spaces make of this one of the most thriving tourist hotspots in town.
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