Bella Vista Real Estate

Historic Up-and-Coming Neighborhood in Panama City

About Bella Vista

Nestled between the bustling urban landscape and the serene Pacific coastline, Bella Vista is emerging as Panama City’s best-kept secret. This up-and-coming neighborhood founded in the 1920s is a melting pot of culture, creativity, and community spirit.

Amidst the urban hustle, Bella Vista prioritizes its green spaces and parks. It is steps away from the Cinta Costera and Parque Urraca. The streets are enveloped by lush trees that provide a welcome escape from the city’s fast pace. Bella Vista proves to be a perfect neighborhood for individuals in search of tranquility and leisure.

About Bella Vista

Neighborhood Pricing

Featuring luxurious amenities and breathtaking views, homes in Bella Vista start at just $122,000 for a pre-construction 1-bedroom apartment near the ocean. For those seeking a more upscale experience, larger units and penthouses are also available, starting at $500,000 all the way to $1,000,000 or more.

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Bella Vista Neighborhood Guide

The first houses in Bella Vista were built in the 1920s and 1930s, and the neighborhood quickly became popular with the Panamanian upper class. It is known for its neo colonial architectural style, referred to locally as Arquitectura Bellavistina. It is characterized by houses with large arch-shaped doors, charming balconies, and other features ideal for the tropical climate. In recent years, Bella Vista has experienced a renaissance.

The neighborhood has seen significant renovations of older homes and there has been a rise in the construction of new luxury apartment buildings. In addition to residential buildings, there has also been an increase in new businesses opening in the neighborhood. It is teeming with trendy coffee spots, upscale culinary experiences, and chic shopping destinations, making it a haven for those seeking a taste of a cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Our Favorite Buildings in the Area

NOOK Residence
Nuovo by Armani Casa
Nuovo by Armani Casa
Allure by the Park
Allure by the Park


The US State Department has designated Panama as one of the most secure countries in Latin America. Due to the number of expats, families, and executives living in Bella Vista it is safe to walk to the Cinta Costera, parks, stores, supermarkets, and restaurants in the area.

Public Transportation & Walkability

Situated in the heart of Panama City, Bella Vista offers convenient accessibility with various transportation options, including the Metro. This is the latest addition to public transit in Panama and the first subway system in Central America. A new popular choice of transportation is scooters, with companies like Khiva renting them through a mobile App. Some high-end buildings like Nook are even providing scooters for their residents, making it easier for people to adopt eco-friendly and practical transportation options.

Navigating the streets of Bella Vista is effortless. They are surrounded by parks with rich foliage and grand buildings from the 20th century. There is an array of amenities, including restaurants, bars, boutiques, pharmacies, clinics, among other services.

Shopping & Groceries

When it comes to groceries in Bella Vista there are well-known supermarkets such as Riba Smith and Rey. These establishments offer a diverse range of products and provide a convenient shopping experience.

Bella Vista also offers a diverse retail landscape, from chic fashion boutiques to unique specialty stores and local markets. They capture the essence of this dynamic neighborhood.

Shopping & Groceries


Bella Vista is well-equipped with healthcare facilities, offering a blend of public and private options. For those seeking private healthcare, the Hospital Nacional and Pacifica Salud are prominent choices. Pacifica Salud associated with the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medicine, in particular, stands out as a leading private healthcare provider, offering top of the line medical services and facilities.

Hotspots & Hangouts

Bella Vista, has a plethora of hotspots and hangouts that cater to various preferences. Here are a few notable places:

  • – Cinta Costera: A popular waterfront promenade, Cinta Costera is a scenic hotspot where residents can stroll along the Pacific Ocean, jog, ride their bikes, or partake in several recreational sports, among them basketball and tennis.
  • – Parque Urraca: In this charming park locals and visitors gather to enjoy green surroundings, exercise, or simply relax. With its well-maintained gardens and open spaces, it provides a peaceful retreat in the heart of Bella Vista.
  • – Piano Bar: For those seeking a vibrant nightlife experience, Piano Bar is a trendy establishment known for its live music, stylish ambiance, and a diverse selection of cocktails. It’s a popular choice for expats looking to unwind and socialize.
  • – Calle Uruguay: This bustling street is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. Lined with restaurants, bars, and clubs, it’s a hotspot for those looking to enjoy a lively atmosphere, indulge in delicious cuisine, or dance the night away.

Our Favorite Restaurants in the Area

Who Lives In This Area?

Bella Vista is a diverse and dynamic neighborhood that attracts a mix of residents. The community is characterized by a blend of locals, expats, young professionals, families, and retirees. The neighborhood’s central location, cultural amenities, and accessibility contribute to its appeal to a wide range of individuals.

Young professionals often appreciate the area’s proximity to business districts, entertainment venues, and trendy establishments. Families are drawn to the neighborhood for its parks, schools, and family-friendly atmosphere. Expats and retirees, on the other hand, are attracted to the cosmopolitan lifestyle, modern amenities, and the overall convenience of living here. The presence of upscale real estate and cultural spaces also makes Bella Vista an attractive choice for those who appreciate a mix of modern living in a vibrant community.

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