El Cangrejo: The best neighborhood in Panama City
El Cangrejo: Our Neighbourhood is an excellent location: in Panama City’s center near real estate agencies, apartment rentals, travel agencies, internet cafes (you can phone the US for 5 cents a minute), and casinos and sports betting bars.
There are at least 25 international restaurants within 2 blocks, Park, bookstores, English-Spanish cinema, Spanish school, new growth, and much more. This is where you want to be to begin your exploration of this rapidly changing country.
This area has been compared to a U.S. or European City, yet the jungle is only minutes away !
People who stay here often decide to make this fashionable neighborhood their second home !
It’s not only a very popular neighborhoods with Americans but also a favorite with Canadians, Europeans, all countries of Asia, Brazilians, Venezuelens and you can see people from all other countries of the world. It’s a neighborhood so unique that many leave with an intention to come back to live.
Come and live the good life and get away from the high prices of the North!
(If you would also like to immerse in the Spanish language please see Spanish Immersion and Student Accommodations programs)
Convenient Access to the best that Panama City has to offer!
See What You will Find within a 10 minute walk of Spanish Panama School -with photos All in Panama’s best and safest neighborhood: Via Argentina!
Safe to walk around at night. It is only a 25c bus ride from the Colonial City or a $1.25 taxi ride from the Jungle Park and all major shopping malls. How to get to Spanish Panama School
El Cangrejo Afternoon & Evening Meals range in price from as low as $2 (soya soup & 4 items!), to some $3 eateries, to $5 (Niko’s 24 hour restaurant), $10, or $20. Or you can even have something totally gourmet in one of our neighborhood’s world class restaurant’s for $100.00 to
Vibrant Panama City has the conveniences of America and the best of Latin culture, as well as natural attractions nearby: jungle beaches lakes and the Panama Canal.
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- There are many supermarkets in the district Here is a list. and here.
- There are also 2 hypermarkets : Costco is called Pricesmart and the other one Mega Depot 600m north of the school needs no membership card.
- In Los Pueblos Mall and the Central Avenue in the oldtown people can find the same deals as they would in the Colon City Duty Free Zone, which by the way is is considered the second biggest free zone in the world, after Hong Kong!
- Panama City is the second biggest banking center in the world after Switzerland!