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Panama will accept expired passports of Venezuelans : Weekly News Roundup, March 29th, 2019

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Moving to Panama on Fixed Income? Here’s what you should know first.

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For most people who move to Panama, the cost of living, and being able to enjoy more on a limited budget is a big part of the draw. Living on a fixed income in Panama is not only possible, it’s a reality for many expats, and one that still allows them to enjoy life to the fullest. In Panama, living on a budget is all about choices, and knowing how to navigate the lifestyle you want, in the setting provided for you here. Whether you choose to live in the city, on the beach, or up in the mountains, you will find what you need, and at the budget you choose. Here are some tips how.
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Isla Taboga: Just a short trip from the city, a magical beach

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You may have heard of Isla Taboga. You may have not. But one thing’s for sure; this little island in the Panama Bay is one of the best-known secrets for both locals and expats, and is a gem of a beach escape just minutes from downtown Panama City. This island is classically Panamanian, serving as a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the capital for its residents, for many years. It’s got beaches, a small town, and is incredibly easy to get to by boat or ferry. You won’t find many hotels or resorts here, but a humble village with as much peace and serenity as any of Panama’s remote islands and beaches, just 45 minutes away.
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China gives Panama its plan for a $4bn high-speed rail line to Costa Rica : Weekly News Roundup, March 22nd, 2019

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How to find the best healthcare coverage in Panama!

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Finding good healthcare, and taking care of you and your family’s health and well-being are critical to relocating to a foreign country, and Panama’s no different. Finding the right doctor, insurance, medication, and emergency services can seem like a daunting task in a country you don’t know much about. Luckily, Panama has some of the best quality healthcare in the Americas, and at a cost that is more often than not, reasonable and fair. For a country of its size, Panama’s high quality hospitals, doctors, and physical rehabilitation centers are well known in the region. So much so, that many people come to Panama as tourists, just for medical procedures. Here’s why:
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Traveling with Pets? Here’s how to bring them to Panama!

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When you relocate to a different country, you want to make sure everyone in your family is happy. For many of us, “family” can also consist of a dog, cat, or small pet. That’s why, before you move, it’s important to know what the proper procedures are for bringing a pet into a foreign country. What steps do you need to take before the move? What steps, if any, do you need to take after? How will you transport your pet? There are many questions to ponder. Luckily, there are many ways to do this, and if you follow the steps correctly, you’re pet will be as happy and excited about the big move as you are.
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Two Ships Rub Against Each Other When Crossing the Panama Canal. : Weekly News Roundup, March 15th, 2019

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Exploring Panama’s Luxury Hotel Market

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In the past ten years, Panama’s luxury tourism industry has grown at an unprecedented rate. This means big business for hotels and resorts, both local and international, to jump in deep to this market. It’s no secret that Panama has been building hotels and resorts at a break-neck pace over the past few years. Many hoteliers have even been criticized for over-building and saturating the market. But the numbers for future growth are too good to not take that risk.

In true Panama style, this boom has been accompanied by an “all-or-nothing” attitude that’s pushing bigger and better hotels. Luxury and large is the trend, and there are some great new hotels/resorts that embody this to a tee. Here’s a quick review of some of Panama’s best:
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Looking to Relocate to Panama? Don’t miss Playa Venao!

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Retirees, working expats, and locals, have long sought after Panama’s beach communities as the ideal place to live both full-time and part time. In recent years, and especially today, many of these communities are going through a major Real Estate boom. This is great for the local economy, and is really driving investment and revenue into Panama’s top beach locations. The only downside is that with all of the development, many communities are becoming crowded, and more importantly, expensive. They are also moving further and further away from the city as land becomes less available. And that may not necessarily be a bad thing, especially for people looking for an authentic, natural experience. The problem is, once you bring the city to the beach, it loses some of its authenticity.

For many expats there is a need for something a little quieter, and away from the hustle and bustle of modern beach development. And there’s a huge demand for eco-friendly areas that are unspoiled by cookie cutter developments and rush hour traffic. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, but still a quality, safe beach community, Panama’s got a lot of unique options for you. From Isla Grande on the Caribbean side, to Pedasi in the Azuero Peninsula, there are some great finds when it comes to Real Estate. There is one area, however, that’s attracting a new kind of attention, and for all the right reasons.
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Bay of Panama logging blocked : Weekly News Roundup, March 8th, 2019

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