Beautifying Via Argentina and Balboa Avenue
Beautifying Via Argentina and Balboa Avenue has been underway for some time, and last week a major tree planting program took place so that there will be even more palm trees to add to the coastline and parks. Avenida Balboa, Via Argentina, and Parque Omar are the places in the central city areas where you will find lots of early morning joggers. The end of Via Argentina (near Via España) will soon also boast two of the city’s subway stops.
There is also new signage at the start of Via Argentina, Panama’s most Bohemian (but fashionable) street. It’s a great street to walk, only 5 blocks long, and has around 20 cafes, bars, and restaurants. You’ll find lots of favorite hangouts for Spanish Panama students studying Spanish.
And Avenida Balboa is becoming a must see in Panama, a beautiful coastline walk from the modern city to the colonial city of Casco Viejo. A stop at the fish market for a cup of ceviche ($2) is well recommended. There’s also great seafood upstairs.