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The Future Looks Bright: Panama’s long-term plan for improvement

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No one can predict everything about the future with absolute certainty. But you can see a lot more than you think if you measure progress and gauge the probability of future plans. This is the case, at least, in Panama, where the country’s future growth is dependent on measurable improvements set to propel the country further into the spotlight. Panama is a country on the move, but it’s no accident.

In anticipation of growing even bigger, both economically and by population, Panama is busy making tangible changes to prepare for the future. They are betting big on growth, and improvement, and they have the data to back them up with their lofty goals. Here are four of the big positive changes Panama has slated for the next few years:
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Four Ways to Enjoy Panama on a Fixed Retirement Budget

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Retiring to Panama is growing in popularity, and many people from all over the world are making the decision to make Panama their permanent home, as they head into retirement age and pensions. One of the most important aspects of planning your retirement to Panama is setting up a budget that will meet your needs and comforts. Luckily, in Panama, there are plenty of options for retirees (whether pensioners or not) on a limited budget, and lots of great outings and activities you can do at a fraction of the cost you would at home. Here is our top five. Continue reading »

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Panama is back on EU grey list. : Weekly News Roundup, June 29th 2019

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How to Diversify Your Panama Investment Portfolio

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Have you been thinking about investing in Panama? Are you doing your due diligence right now to see if it’s right for you. If either of these are the case, you’ll have lots to consider before diving into the market, and many opportunities to weigh and consider. Panama has an incredibly diverse market, with investment potential in not just the services industry, but also in commodities, real estate, logistics, and even crypto-currencies. If you’re from outside of Panama, you may want to be a bit conservative with your initial investments. That’s OK, and completely within reason and understanding as a foreigner/outsider to the market. However, even if your investments are small, the best way to get a stable, good return is to diversify. Here’s why.
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Immigrating to Panama from South Africa (2019)

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For many in South Africa, the turmoil and uncertainty of recent years has become just too much, and staying put no longer seems like a good option. Right now, thousands of land owners in South Africa are under danger of either losing their land, or even worse, their lives, with no immediate end in sight, and little aid from the outside world. As chaotic as life is in South Africa, the resilience of its people is inspiring, and people are taking action into their own hands, and making the choice to emigrate. While this choice is never easy, it’s the best bet for those who want to improve their lifestyle, increase their safety, and continue to grow professionally, or as investors.

While there are many great options around the world for South Africans when it comes to emigrating, one place keeps popping up at the top of the list for people of all ages/backgrounds. That place is Panama.
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At the Edge of the Caribbean, a Hidden Jewel in Panama : Weekly News Roundup, June 22nd 2019

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Escape to Boquete: Panama’s perfect mountain paradise

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If you’ve visited Boquete, Panama before, you’ll understand why this title’s true. Boquete is one of the true treats of small-town Panama, popular with locals for centuries, and now a hot spot for tourism and expat relocation as well. Boquete is situated about a 6-hour drive from Panama City, tucked away in the Chiriqui highlands. It’s easy to reach from David (Panama’s 2nd largest city) which is a 40-minute drive away. The proximity to David also makes Boquete easy to reach by short drive after a flight from Panama City, which takes about 30-40 minutes. This makes Boquete remote, but still accessible without much hassle to the capital and its airports and bus terminals. Boquete is situated right in the mountains, adjacent to Volcan Baru. It’s got a cool climate (60s-70s F, 20-26 C), which makes it an ideal escape from the heat, and a great location for outdoor activities.
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Explore the San Blas Islands of Panama!

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Caribbean islands have always been the places of magic in the hearts and imagination of traveler, or would-be travelers all over the world. For Panama, the Caribbean is also something special, as it hosts half of the country’s coastline, and has a large variety of cultural heritage and historic influence. Amongst the most sought after places to visit on the Caribbean side of Panama are the San Blas Islands (or Guna Yala in their native name). San Blas is an archipelago that has around 400 small islands that hug the eastern Caribbean coast of Panama, all the way to the Colombian border. San Blas is protected indigenous territory and is populated nearly exclusively by the Kuna tribe.

Although it’s semi-autonomous indigenous territory, San Blas has opened up to some incredible (and culturally conscious) tourist opportunities. It’s a place to go if you want to be off the grid, in crystal blue waters, and with a culture and customs as rich and fascinating as any in the hemisphere.
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Panama City to Turn 500 : Weekly News Roundup, June 15th 2019

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A Cultural Tour of Panama’s Capital

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Whether you’re in Panama City to visit or live here full-time, getting to know the place requires more than just the typical daily routine. Sure, you’ll have a great time no matter what’s on your schedule, but if you really want to connect with Panama City on a deeper level, you’ll have to get to know its culture. This means more than just getting a local bite to eat (though as you’ll see, that will be part of it), or having friends and colleagues who are Panamanian. It’s about digging into the fabric that makes the city great, learning about their history, embracing their present, and discovering what makes the culture run. Want to know where to start? Here’s how.
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