Best Rooftops in Panama City

Panama City is a vibrant and exciting metropolis and can be difficult to choose between the variety of bar, parties, and restaurants especially if you don´t have time to go to all of them. Here I´m going to help you with the best rooftops in the capital of Panama, which I believe are the best way to drink, eat and party: with a view! And don´t worry, the warm climate all year long makes Panama City a perfect city for rooftops and the countless skyscrapers assure that you will get a great view either of the ocean or the city´s skyline (or maybe both). For every occasion there is a different rooftop, there are my favorites, you only have to choose:

To enjoy the Sunset


I realize that in almost all rooftops you are able to enjoy the sunset, but the Panaviera is the perfect place in Panama City to get the full sunset experience overlooking the city and the ocean. So even if you choose to go there for the drinks, make sure to choose a day with a clear sky and to get there in time for nature´s show. Panaviera is the highest pool bar in Panama City, located on the 66th floor of the Ocean Sun Casino, the old Trump Tower. You may feel some discomfort on you hears as you go up the elevator. At the edge of the bar is a gorgeous infinity pool, but don’t get too excited, unfortunately, you can´t get into the pool. Location: Calle Punta Colon, Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama Instagram: @panavierapanama

Dining with a view


The good news here is you can swim at Lazotea´s pool! Located on the rooftop of Hotel Casa Panama, at Casco Viejo´s entry, Lazotea´s view is privilege with the city skyline and the ocean. The rooftop is the outside part of the restaurant which makes the perfect place to have dinner with a view. Of course, you can also choose to have a sunny lunch or a happy hour, I prefer to go at night since the sun and heat are very strong in Panama at noon. Live music performances are very common at night, so Lazotea is the perfect combination of food, drinks, and music. Location: Ave Eloy Alfaro, San Felipe, Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama. Instagram: @lazotea_rooftop

Party with an open sky


Salvaje is one of the newest rooftops in the city, opened earlier 2018 is the hottest rooftop in Panama City right now. It’s located at the historic district of Casco Viejo, right next to Lazotea. Besides the amazing view, during the weekend you can enjoy the party until 3 am. The only downside is that it gets really crowded on the weekends, but it´s a nice place to spend your night. Location: Ave Eloy Alfaro & Calle 11, Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama Instagram: @selvaje_restaurant

For drinks


Located on top of the Tantalo Boutique Hotel, Tantalo was the first rooftop bar in Casco Viejo. If you are looking for a place to eat, at the first floor of the Hotel there is a very good restaurant, then you can go up to the 4th floor to enjoy a drink with a view and continue your night at one of the nightclubs at Casco Viejo after. The bar is open every day of the week with very good happy hour deals and something happening on each day of the week: art nights on Tuesday, Latin nights on Wednesday and, Glam night on Thursdays. Location: Ave B & Calle 8, Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama Instagram: @tantalohotel

Thanara Zancanaro

Hello there! My name is Thanara and I’m from Porto Alegre, south Brazil, but I’m currently living in Panama City, Central America. I have always love to travel and exploring new places and cultures, I believe that travel has the power to open your mind. Mochile-se started from a desire to share my experiences and help other travelers out there!