Paseo Gorgas is the best place to meet and mingle, and when the cruise ships pull into town on Sunday the place takes on a festive air. From up on the terraces you can feel the refreshing sea breezes while listening to a group of musicians playing drums and accordion.
The Colón 2000 Port offers global cuisine in several restaurants that serve Peruvian, Lebanese, traditional Panamanian, pizzas, beer, and the most exquisite desserts.
Café Libanese serves up a delicious baklava, a flaky pastry filled with chopped nuts, accompanied by a refreshing ice-cold grape-flavored jellab.
As soon as you step inside Rotana Café you can smell their classic Peruvian rotisserie-style grilled chicken.
Both places are located on a single strip of restaurants on the Paseo Gorgas.
Dock-side shops are stocked with hats, bags, shirts, and more articles, all emblazoned with the name of Panama.
For being such a touristy spot, the prices are affordable. The Panamanians enjoy watching tourists select their favorite souvenirs more than shopping themselves.
You can purchase decorative items, homemade sweets, and the famous Isinglass, which is a traditional Afro-Caribbean beverage.
Here you can find an unusual place to check email, connect on Facebook, or navigate other web sites, thanks to the unlimited Wi-Fi provided in the stores.
The next time you want to check out somewhere different but near the capital city, it's worth a trip to this destination for its seaside atmosphere.