THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Visit Panama Cup
From 04/03 to 04/08
Prize money: $ 50,000
Surface: Clay outdoor
Past champions: 2014 Pere Riba – 2013 Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo – 2012 Rogerio Dutra Silva
Entry list: Horacio Zeballos (Arg) – Rogerio Dutra Silva (Bra) – Renzo Olivo (Arg) – Victor Estrella Burgos (Dom) – Nicolas Kicker (Arg) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Peter Polansky (Can) – Joao Souza (Bra) – Maximo Gonzalez (Arg)
THE TOWN: Panama City is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama It has an urban population of 430,299. The city is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. The city is the political and administrative center of the country, as well as a hub for international banking and commerce.
Lonely Planet writes about this place: “Panama City is both vibrant metropolis and gateway to tropical escapes. Many worlds coexist here. Welcoming both east and west, Panama is a regional hub of trade and immigration. The resulting cultural cocktail forges a refreshing ‘anything goes’ attitude, more dynamic and fluid than its neighbors.
Unflinchingly urban, the capital rides the rails of chaos, with traffic jams, wayward taxis and casinos stacked between chic clubs and construction sites. A center of international banking and trade, the sultry skyline of shimmering glass and steel towers is reminiscent of Miami. In contrast, the peninsula of Casco Viejo has become a thriving colonial neighborhood where cobblestones link boutique hotels with underground bars and crumbled ruins with pirate lore.“
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Panama Canal
- Casco Viejo
- Gatun Lake
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Toscana Inn Hotel. Excellent *** hotel rated 8.9 on Booking and located in the stylish El Cangrejo area of Panama City, Toscana Inn Hotel offers free private parking and air-conditioned rooms with free wired internet. Good is the Café Los Girasoles restaurant which serves cuisine from Panama and around the world. A king room costs 72$ per night with breakfast included.
- Ramada Plaza Panamá – Punta Pacífica. Wonderful **** hotel rated 9.1 on Booking it boasts panoramic views of the city and free WiFi and offers an outdoor pool and a spa, a restaurant and a fitness center. The price for a king room is 94,5$ per night with free parking and breakfast.
- Grace Panama. Exceptional ***** hotel rated 9.3 on Booking and situated at 10 minutes driving from Casco Viejo. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center it offers free WiFi, restaurant, luggage storage and free parking. An amazing king room with city view costs 113.4$ per night.
Please notice that a 10% tax is not included in the prices.
Enjoy your first visit at Panama!