Wednesday, February 22, 2017


By Eva Fydrych

Chicheme Apartment
Trendy oasis in the heart of Casco Viejo

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine (Click to enlarge)

Have you ever considered renting an apartment instead of staying at the hotel? You should definitely try it during your next trip!

In the beginning of February, Fashion Studio Magazine spent four wonderful days at the trendy Chicheme Apartment in Panama City and we couldn't be more happy with the whole experience. is a company that matches travellers with unique places to stay. Their apartments combine necessary business amenities with all the comforts of home and are suitable for both long and short term stays.

Located in the historic district of Panama City, Casco Viejo, the Chicheme Apartment is more spacious than most places available for rent in the city. Bright living room features modern furniture and a private balcony where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

Stylish interiors (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

"The Chicheme apartment in Panama City features complete amenities. Surround yourself by all the comforts of home, like a fully equipped kitchen, in-suite laundry, equipped entertainment centre, Wifi Internet connection and so much more. This one bedroom apartment is perfect for any long or short term stay in Panama City. 

Right in the Casco Antiguo area, you'll also be just a few minutes away from a variety of great bars and restaurants, something the district is well-known for." -

View from the balcony (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

All That You Need

Staying at the Chicheme Apartment gives you a unique opportunity to live like a local in Casco Viejo. You can visit nearby convenient stores, buy fresh groceries and then prepare your own breakfast, lunch or dinner. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, large dining area, and a lovely private balcony as well.

Other amenities include WiFi and entertainment centre, large selection of guides, newspapers, and magazines, laundry machine, walk-in wardrobe, and more!

Balcony (Photo courtesy of Click to enlarge

Local magazine (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Dining area (Photo courtesy of

Modern accents

Living room

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine


Mosaic tiles in the lobby

New Corporate Stays Apps (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Sweet Dreams

Separate bedroom is very quiet at night (which is not always the case in Casco Viejo!) and allows you to rest during the day and get comfortable sleep at night.

Large walk-in closet is a dream come true for every fashionista. There is lots of space for your clothes and it is easy to keep everything organised during your stay.

Bedroom (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Unique artwork

Bathroom (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

6 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Chicheme

  • It is spacious, modern, and features all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.
  • It is very quiet at night.
  • The apartment has an excellent location.
  • You will have your own kitchen, laundry machine, and super fast WiFi.
  • There is nothing better than enjoying your morning coffee on the private balcony.
  • Renting an apartment gives you more privacy than staying at the hotel.

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Local Attractions

Casco Viejo, also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City and an up-and-coming neighbourhood that should be on every traveller's list. Founded in 1673, it was built following the destruction of the original city, Panamá Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates. It was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.

Today, Casco Viejo is one of the most visited areas in Panama City by both tourists and Panamanians seeking an authentic atmosphere, unforgettable dining experiences, and historic buildings boasting a variety of architectural styles.

La Iglesia de Santo Domingo (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Downtown Panama City (Top by Via Vai / Argentinian brand available at Multiplaza; Bag by Express)

Colourful dolls seen at the open air Artisan Market in Casco Viejo (Photo by Eva Fydrych)

Some of the nearby attractions include: Plaza Bolivar, Plaza de Francia, La Iglesia de San José, La Iglesia de Santo Domingo, El Teatro Nacional, The Panama Canal Museum, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Presidential Palace, Club de Clases y Tropas, and El Mercado del Marisco.

Casco Viejo is home to a growing number of quality restaurants, casual eateries, rooftop bars, and coffee shops. You will be spoiled for choice!

"Panama City’s hippest neighborhood is also its smallest. Just four avenues wide, Casco Viejo (literally meaning 'old quarter') is a UNESCO protected district and a barrio on the up. It wasn’t long ago that gangs patrolled these narrow brick streets and visitors kept far away, but these days the grand old colonial houses and crumbling pastel facades have become some of the capital’s most stylish addresses." - says Lonely Planet

Diablicos restaurant offers traditional food, dance shows & live music (Photo by Eva Fydrych) 

What We Like

  • Unique design of the apartment
  • Spacious bedroom with comfortable bed and blackout curtains
  • Private balcony
  • Safe and convenient location
  • Art Deco interiors of the building

Enjoying a cup of coffee on the balcony (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


The apartment is located on Calle 4ta in the beautiful Callejón del Chicheme building, next to the famous Plaza Bolivar. 

"Living in the Casco Viejo is definitely a unique experience. Its atmosphere blends the authentic Caribbean life with stunning historical monuments, making it an invaluable treasure and a World Heritage.

For its residents, Casco has all the necessary shops for their convenience. Restaurants, theaters, supermarkets, pharmacies, beauty salons and all under the charm of a historic city that now has the most modern shops." - says San Felipe S.A.

Photo courtesy of Google Maps (Click to enlarge)

Chicheme Apartment
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*Special thank you to Corporate Stays for hosting Fashion Studio Magazine in February 2017.


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