Accompanying Persons Program

Day 1 – May 11th, 2016

Visit to Panamá La Vieja (Old Panama City)
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Panamá Viejo is the remaining part of the old Panama City and former capital of the country. It is located in the suburbs of the modern city. Together with the historical district of Panamá, it forms a World Heritage Site from 1997.

Day 1 – May 11th, 2016

Lunch in Costa del Este

Costa del Este is an upscale area of real estate development in Panama City, designed with first-world standards with completely underground wiring, residential areas of restricted access, a separate plant for processing waste water. It is also becoming one of the biggest Financial and Business districts of the Country.

Day 1 – May 11th, 2016

Shopping at Multiplaza Mall

Multiplaza Pacific Mall, the mall that redefined the shopping style of Panama and Latin America. The biggest brands in North America and Europe find space among its more than 300 stores. Located in the center of Panama City, Punta Pacifica, Multiplaza is the setting for shopping excellence. Friendly and welcoming, they have wi-fi, free transfers from many metropolitan area hotels and an exclusive discount card for tourists “Panama Shopping Card”.
In the evening, you join the conference delegates for the Conference Welcome Dinner at the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal.

Day 2 – May 12th, 2016

Visit to the Amador Causeway

The Amador Causeway is a narrow land-bridge, built with rocks excavated during the construction of the Panama Canal, that connects the continent with four islands next to the Pacific Ocean entrance to the Panama Canal. The Amador Causeway is the second longest boardwalk in the city. It has a varied selection of national and international restaurants, nightclubs and Frank Gehry’s famous Biodiversity Museum. Its open parks and its bike, roller skate and skateboard rental stations, are an invitation to participate in outdoor activities. You may take trips to the islands of Taboga and Contadora from its ports.

Day 2 – May 12th, 2016

Visit to the Biodiversity Museum

The Biomuseo is the only one in its class in the region. The building was conceived mainly to tell a story: how the emergence of the Isthmus of Panama changed the history of our planet.

Day 2 – May 12th, 2016

Lunch + Tour in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Quarter), also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City. Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city, Panamá Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997.
You can find quiet cafes, house music and live bands playing every week here. Wonderful views of Panama City can be had from here. Casco Viejo is the home of the Presidential Palace and it is a great place to walk around and take pictures.
We will start our visit in Casco Viejo having lunch in one of its magnific restaurants followed by a tour around this interesting.
In the evening, you join the conference delegates for the Conference Gala Dinner “Panama: diversity of cultures and traditions”. At the Ruins of Panama La Vieja (Old Panama) – Cathedral Tower Terrace.
Sponsored by the Panama Maritime Authority