Throughout our time in Casco Viejo, we’ve met a lot of really interesting guests from all over the world. And being in the unique position to sit down with them all, our staff at Los Cuatro Tulipanes has gained a pretty interesting and accurate view as to how Casco Viejo is accepted by outsiders: we’ve learned what people like about Casco Viejo and what they don’t. For reference to future visitors, I’ve decided to post the Top 4 likes and dislikes our guests have revealed about the place we like to call home.
Top 4 Likes
2. Diversity (socioeconomic, racial, cultural)
3. People (our staff, neighbors on the street, local business owners)
4. Our apartments (this is no joke, almost all our clients like “accommodations” in things they like most about Casco Viejo).
Top 4 Dislikes
1. Stray animals (cats and dogs)
2. Noise (locals tend to throw loud parties at night)
3. Lack of tours (no walking tours, signs or historians around for reference)
4. Garbage on the street (and men sifting through garbage on the street)
Many of the likes we, as a neighborhood, try to embrace and build upon whereas the dislikes create a strict set of things we need to address. These 8 things can be useful in deciding whether Casco Viejo is the right place for you to visit (whether it’s sleeping here or just passing through).
Note: We’re not in the business of convincing people Casco Viejo is right for them: in fact, some cases see us suggesting hotels in downtown Panama City to those who may appreciate the neighborhood’s quirks.