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You Might be Thinking: Why Retire In Panama?

By |2019-10-11T15:45:41+00:00October 7th, 2019|Moving to Panama, Panama General, Retire in Panama, Why Panama?|

Have you ever thought about what retirement in Panama would look like? Regardless of where you're from, you have to admit there is something enticing about retiring abroad. When it comes to picking your dream destination, there are many things you should consider. Luckily, Panama provides you with all of the benefits of retirement abroad without the high costs that [...]

The Azuero Peninsula in Panama: Are Expats Moving There?

By |2019-10-11T12:43:26+00:00October 4th, 2019|Expat Communities, Living in Panama, Panama General|

The Azuero Peninsula is located in the center, south part of Panama is is often refereed to by Panamanians as as the heartland of this country. This area has a long tradition of farming, ranching, fishing and partying (Carnival celebrations). Traveling through this area you will see the history of Panama culture with it’s celebrations and architecture. There are three [...]

Retiring in Panama on a Budget

By |2019-10-05T21:01:07+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Cost of Living|

It is no secret that sunny Panama is a popular country to retire in among people all over the world. It has been published in the media lately, CNBC, Forbes and International Living, as one of the best countries in the world to retire in, for many reasons. You might be wondering is retiring in Panama on a budget possible? The [...]

Using the Internet to Decide the Country You Are Going to Move To; What Could Go Wrong?

By |2019-10-05T21:01:10+00:00September 17th, 2019|Moving to Panama|

The internet is an amazing tool, full of valuable and sometimes not so valuable information. If you are considering moving to Panama, you are probably using the internet to research this idea, of course you are, you found this article on it. The problem I see is that many people doing research, are seeing posts on social media, or articles [...]

How is Living in Panama as an Expat Different?

By |2019-10-05T21:01:12+00:00September 12th, 2019|Lifestyle in Panama|

I have lived in Panama now for eight years, originally from Vancouver, Canada, so I will discuss here how is living in Panama as an expat different than living in North America. Most of the articles I write on this blog, require a lot of research and fact checking. Not this one. This one is totally from the heart, and [...]

Where Do Most Expats Live In Panama?

By |2019-10-05T21:06:04+00:00August 31st, 2019|Expat Communities|

Whether you are retiring or you are an expat looking for an opportunity to spice up your life, the question that comes to mind is “where do I move?” This question is never easy especially if you have been used to a strict and predictable lifestyle. For this reason, people often find themselves engaged in never ending frustrations associated with [...]

Panama City Celebrates it’s 500th Birthday

By |2019-10-05T21:01:16+00:00August 18th, 2019|Panama General|

  Panama City was founded 500 years ago, on August 15, 1519, and holds the title as the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast in all of the Americas. The city was founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila, and was the starting point for the expeditions that ended up conquering the Inca Empire in Peru. It was also [...]

Is it Expensive to Live in Panama?

By |2019-10-05T21:01:19+00:00August 14th, 2019|Cost of Living|

  Panama is one of the leading expat and retiree destinations in the world. Have you ever wondered why? Known as the Bridge between the Americas, Panama offers some of the most competitive pricing for any expat or person looking for a place to live and retire after many years in the workforce. Essentially, one of the common questions that [...]

Top 7 Reasons People are Retiring in Panama

By |2019-10-05T21:01:19+00:00August 1st, 2019|Retire in Panama|

To an unenthusiastic traveler, Panama is just an ordinary country linking South and Central America. However, any first-time tourist to this glorious country will give you plenty of reasons why they wouldn’t hesitate to take a second visit to the country. Indeed, there must be something about this country that makes it so charming. Is it the majestic skyscrapers dotting [...]

How to Be Polite to the Local Panamanian People

By |2019-10-05T21:01:22+00:00July 25th, 2019|Lifestyle in Panama, Panama General|

The Panamanian people are quite special. Polite, friendly and generally just good people. But, they have some customs and traditions that they hold dear, and it is good to know them before you get here, so you can interact with them in a favorable way from the beginning. Here are some ways you can be polite to the people of [...]