Living in Panama City isn’t cheap, at least not if you plan to live in the city center. If being near the city is what you desire, but you don’t want to pay the price tag that comes with hanging your hat in Casco Viejo or Punta Pacifica, you must be asking yourself, “Where do the middle income locals live?”
The answer: Via Tocumen.
For the money, you won’t find better options this close to Panama City. Infrastructure is top notch, the roads are smooth, aside from a few potholes, and water is drinkable from the tap. Cable Onda, Cable & Wireless, and Sky provide cable TV, Internet, and phone services to the entire area.
With no traffic, it would take but 20 minutes to get from Via Tocumen neighborhoods to the world-class hospitals in Paitilla, the fine dining options in Casco Viejo, the hodgepodge assortment of shops at Albrook Mall, and the hip and trendy nightlife at the Amador Causeway.