The Top 10 Things to See and Do in Costa Del Este, Panama City

Panama beach
Panama beach | © lapping/Pixabay
Brittney Schering

Costa del Este is the crème de la crème of Panama City. This area knows a thing or two about how to treat yourself, from good eats to good treats of the spa variety, and of course copious shops for all who love to indulge in a healthy dose of retail therapy. Here are the top 10 things to see and do in Costa del Este when in Panama City.

1. Start with breakfast

A café fit for any meal of the day, Churreria Manolo gives a generous pour for wine lovers and serves the most divine, freshly-baked churros. Come for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, and you’re sure to leave satisfied.

Churreria Manolo, Panama City, Panama, +507 830 5075

Churros | © vxla/ Flickr | © vxla/ Flickr

Walk the park

Parque Costa del Este is a plush and perfect state park in Panama. Perfect for enjoying an escape into nature in the heart of the metropolis, this park is perfect for walking, taking the kids, or relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

2. Pizza party

Barrio Pizza is a unique, multi-cuisine pizzeria in Costa Del Este. Perfect for families, kids, groups, and walk-ins, as well as takeout and delivery, Barrio Pizza has a delectable assortment of pizzas on offer, along with the option to build your own.

Barrio Pizza, Av Centenario, Panamá, Panama, +507 387 4444

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Take a drive down the Corredor Sur

Corredor Sur is a main street of Panama and a gorgeous oceanside drive that is truly delightful. It connects Costa del Este to the heart of Panama City, and it is a beautiful ride.

Have a little fun

If you have kids, the Fun Spot is a perfect place to bring them. Trampolines, zip lines, slides, everything you can imagine they love to play on is at the Fun Spot. This is a great place to get energy out and have a good time for younger children as well as teenagers.

Kids on trampolines

3. Shop till you drop

Shop, Shopping Mall

A beautiful 18th century coach inside the museum
© Pedro Ribeiro Simões / Flickr
Atrio Mall is the ultimate megamall with 14,000 square meters and over 400 stores of exclusive brands and top-notch shopping in the heart of Costa del Este. A headquarters of fashion, gastronomy, coffee shops, and activity centers, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Atrio Mall.

4. Treat yourself to a spa day


Enjoy a spa day
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With a telling name like Mimosa Spa Retreat, you know it’s going to be divine. This Costa del Este staple for luxurious relaxation is all about offering all the zen you can imagine. Treatments on offer are aligned to bring balance as well as revitalize and energize the entire body. The cozy retreat promises well-deserved rest and relaxation to all clients. Come and breathe in the relaxing aromas, listen to the soft, mystical music, and awaken to the spirituality of Mimosa Spa Retreat.

5. Get your namaste on

The 212 Studio in Costa del Este offers yoga as well as pilates, karate, pole fitness, belly dance, jazz, martial arts, and much more for children and adults. Come and enjoy a class of your choice. Stretch to your heart’s delight or enjoy a therapeutic yoga session.

212 Studio, Calle 3ra al final Parque Industrial Costa del Este, galera 1 Mezz aquatics, Panama, +507 203 7165

Happy hour awaits

A fantastic, hip and trendy bar called Los Años Locos has a beautiful location in Costa del Este. Perfect for winding down, or wine-ing down, this chic location is also home to a divine cocktail list and delectable dishes, should you drink up an appetite.


Catch a sunset at this gorgeous park

Considered on of the best parks of Panama City, be sure to visit Parque Felipe Motta when in Costa del Este. This beautiful park is great for the whole family; full of greenery and gorgeous trees, as well as ducks. This park is a favorite picnic destination and with good reason.

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