Costa del Este is one of Panama City’s most modern neighborhoods, made up of planned residential communities, office buildings, shopping centers, banks, and an industrial park. Located east of the downtown core, Costa del Este was created by filling in more than 20 million cubic yards along the Bay of Panama in the country’s then-largest construction project. The resulting 310 hectare-project, is one of Panama’s most coveted waterfront neighborhoods, known for its high-end construction and ultra-modern amenities.
Costa del Este has become a showpiece of modern construction and careful planning; exquisitely landscaped, with residences ranging from modest to millionaire, it is a city within a city.Connected to the mainland by a two kilometer-long bridge, Costa del Este is fringed with mangroves on the east, and looks across the curve of the bay to the city lights just ten minutes away. Despite this proximity, Costa del Este is very much a world apart. Planned to the last detail, this ambitious project provides generous public spaces, with several parks (the largest of them 30 hectares, buffering the commercial and high-density residential areas), recreational areas, a central plaza, and a four kilometer-long pier. Most of the infrastructure is buried, leaving the views clean and uncluttered. Gardens run the lengthof the central boulevards, creating a welcoming and genteel atmosphere.