The first stop on our journey was Panama City, the capital city of Panama. In my opinion it’s very similar to Miami only with less infrastructure and cheaper accommodations and food. The people there were super nice, English is spoken very minimally, and man was it hot! But don’t get me wrong we were definitely not complaining.
One of the great things about Panama City is that there’s this old town section that is truly breathtaking. The 17th century Spanish colonial section of the city is called Casco Viejo and the above photo was taken there. Of course, no trip to Panama is complete without a hefty dose of ceviche so we made our way to the fish market: Mercado Del Mariscos on the second day of our trip. I was in heaven.
It was amazing! I wish so badly there was a fish market like this in Savannah and that my spanish was a little better. My favorite type of ceviche there was made using mayonnaise (I know, sounds weird but trust me it was good), lime juice, langostinos (prawns), onion, and a few spices, delish! and a cup for only $2, can’t go wrong.
We did a lot of walking around the city, almost too much you could say. a couple days in we switched hotels so we could be closer to downtown and we found a cozy one with a roof-top pool, perfecto.
There were huge sky scrapers everywhere! it was insane. We would definitely recommend giving this city a visit and are already thinking about our next trip. Panama as a whole you could say was probably our favorite of the three countries we went to.