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Daryl Ries of Keller Williams Panama, associate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There IS nightlife in Coronado, Panama.  Apart from the variety of restaurants available for dining out until 10:30 PM on weekends, there are now several casinos in the malls. There are weekly happy hours, card nights, dancing nights, karaoke and live music in several venues and special cuisine and / or performances at Coronado Club.
 
There are always private parties, and your social calendar is as full as you want it to be. For an every night cocktail, join the residents on the beautiful roof terrace of Coronado Bay, for an all-inclusive chat with your drink in hand 5-7 PM.   Then, as the moon comes up, join up for a great dinner out.
Sarah Booth of Panama Holiday Homes &  Buyer's Consultant with My Panama Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The nightlife in Coronado, Panama is getting better and better every year.
 
It was only in the last year that I stayed here full time because I have traveled a lot since I moved to Panama. As a single woman, there wasn’t enough to keep me interested to stay here all the time, but now there is. We have the happy hours at the restaurants and bars. Recently, younger couples, entrepreneurs and young families are moving in and because of that, more amenities have been made available. So now, the restaurants are moving in to town because they know that there is enough population to support them.
 
When more people see that there are new restaurants or places to go to, they decide to stay. This creates a cycle and it gets better every year. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday are the quiet days of the week but everything goes crazy from Wednesday to Saturday.
 
There are no nightclubs in Coronado but there is a local bar called Picasso that has a huge happy hour from Wednesday to Friday and there is a live band and dancing on Saturdays.
Denise MacDonald of My Panama Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Coronado is the town of 'Happy Hours'! Many restaurants host these Happy Hours in order to attract the expats to gather around and meet each other. 
 
Picasso Restaurant was one of the first restaurants who started doing a regular happy hour on Wednesdays and they still attract a good crowd. Saturday is their other busy night as they usually have a band or some type of great music for expats and Panamanians alike to enjoy. Awesome place, awesome atmosphere and a great place to meet newcomers to the country!
 
Loco's Bar & Grill also does a great deal of special events, but typically attracts a lot of people on Friday nights. They have large screens for sporting events as well. La Teca is joining in with special events as well, typically on Friday or Saturday evenings, but they also host a happy hour during the week.
 
Bahia's BluWater Bistro is also now hosting a happy hour on Thursdays. It started out as a location for our beach volleyball games beginning around 3:30 pm, which lead into margaritas and appetizer's at George's poolside bar (Bahia). However, now that the new restaurant is open, there is an official happy hour there starting around 5 pm. All are welcome!
 
The one thing about living in the Coronado area - there is ALWAYS something social on that's worth attending! Come out and enjoy!
Ana Camboa of Desarrollo Turistico Buenaventura – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
To be honest, there is not much to do in Coronado, Panama when the sun sets.
 
Remember that Coronado is a typical beach community, inhabited by retired elders, families with children and expats who look for a secure and peaceful place. There is the mall with casinos that is open until not too late, but it isn't the nightlife party I recommend. These places are a little boring for me. In Coronado, people are used to gather in each other’s homes for parties.
 
However, there are people who live in Coronado, who go to the city (Panama City, less than an hour and a half away by car), where one can really find a pretty fun nightlife.
 
David Lim – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There is not much nightlife and entertainment in and around Coronado, Panama. People in Coronado tend to like to hang out in their houses more than going out. There are some restaurants in Coronado, but no clubs or things like that.  There is mainly dining and restaurants, which will only be full on weekend nights and when it is High Season, but not too much then, either.
 
Marla Diaz of United Country Panama Coastal Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
If you must have vibrant, urban nightlife in your immediate neighborhood, Coronado Panama may not be for you.  Coronado is more casual and laid back as opposed to being known for clubs and live music.
 
Even though Coronado, Panama isn’t known for its nightlife, it does have nice social attributes.  The Coronado community is very close knit, and so there are many, many dinner parties, and there are also a handful of restaurants and bars that have weekly happy hours and entertainment. So, at least Tuesday through Saturday, you can find some sort of nightlife to participate in, but it won’t be varied from week to week. As an example, every Wednesday night, people will show up at Picasso’s Grill & Bar for happy hour.  Coronado is more of a quiet, "happy hour kind of place."  There’s only one place where you can really go out dancing to midnight or one in the morning.
 
Panama City, however, at just one hour away, has any nightlife you could want.
 
What my husband and I do, or what my girlfriends and I do when we want to have a night out on the town, is to go to Panama City for the night and get a hotel room.  From there, we like to go to Casco Viejo (a section of Panama City known for nightlife) and enjoy great restaurants and great dancing with tourists and local Panamanians alike.  It takes us one hour to get to Casco Viejo from Coronado.
 
Sometimes, we don’t get a hotel room and many other people don’t, either.  In this case, we would just drive directly to Panama City.  Some people drive, and other people take the bus and then a taxi.  Taking a bus is a great alternative (especially as opposed to drinking and driving) because the busses run to about 2 in the morning I believe, and they drop you off directly in Coronado.
 
We used to live in San Clemente, in Southern California.  At one hour away, Coronado is closer to Panama City than San Clemente was to many of the larger entertainment venues towards Los Angeles.
Nicolas Baldrich of Coronado Golf & Beach Resort – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There is not a lot of night life activity in Coronado, Panama. You will see dinner parties and gathering in people's houses but there is no night clubs in the area. There are a few sports bars and game rooms with some slot machines but they close early. 
 
The Coronado Golf and Beach Resort hotel sometimes has events on the weekends with live music and other events. But these events are only for hotel guests and members of the club. 
 

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