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Pence Tours Panama Canal as He Wraps up Latin America Trip | Weekly News Roundup, August 19th, 2017

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Panamas Pacific Beaches are Popular as Ever With Retirees

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Retirees heading to Panama tend to find themselves with many types of communities to live in that suits their taste. More and more, however, they are choosing the “Playas” or beaches area of the central Pacific coastline. This area consists of three primary towns: Coronado, Gorgona, and San Carlos. Though retirees live up and down the coast in some other small towns as well, this is where you’ll find the largest concentration of expats, and the most infrastructure as far as residential developments, shopping, and food/drink/entertainment services. If you’re looking for a quiet, natural, upscale beach life that’s about an hour or so from Panama City, this may be your best bet. Here’s why.
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Generali Signs $172m Agreement to Sell Panama Business | Weekly News Roundup, August 15th, 2017

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5 Things You Need to Eat on Your Next Trip to Panama!

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If you’re planning on taking a trip to Panama, whether scouting for a move or just a vacation, you’re going to want to get a good taste of the country’s food. Trying new, local, and traditional foods when you travel is part of the fun! It’s also part of the fun of relocating to Panama or retiring here. New experiences call for lots of trial and error, and with so many great things to eat in Panama, you’re sure to find the perfect food for you. To help you get started, however, we’ve got a few recommendations.
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Panama Sends Envoys to China for First Talks Since Establishing Ties | Weekly News Roundup, August 7th, 2017

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Gamboa, Panama: A great natural excursion, just miles from the city!

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If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity that’s both close to the city, and immersive with natural surroundings, look no further than Gamboa, Panama. Gamboa is a small Canal Zone town that sits in the middle of a rainforest, about 30 minutes drive north from Panama City. As a town on its own, there’s not too much to do in the form of typical city entertainment, however, if nature and adventure are your things, it’s one of the most fun places to visit in Panama. It’s also home to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, which, among offering resort-style lodging, offers a wide variety of guided excursions, spa treatments, dining, and tours!
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Ex-Panama President Martinelli Asks US Supreme Court to Allow Bail | Weekly News Roundup, July 28th, 2017

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5 Ways to Enjoy Rainy Season in Panama

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Rainy season’s in full swing here in Panama, and that means (unfortunately) a lot of everyone’s favorite outdoor activities may be a bit tougher to do. Panama is a tropical country, and because of this, has a serious amount of annual rainfall. Tropical rains come strongest between June and October, and serve as one of the main reasons Panama is so lush and beautiful. The downside, however, is that it may put a damper on your beach day, hike, or walking tour around the city. Don’t worry, though! We’ve got five fun ways to enjoy rainy season without getting wet, and still seeing the best of Panama.
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100 years for world’s leading registry, Panama. | Weekly News Roundup, July 21st, 2017

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Panama Prices Pt. 1: What to expect to pay when you’re here (2017)

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This topic is easily the most popular when it comes to generating discussions about retiring, and moving to Panama in general. In reality, it merits far greater examination and survey than a simple blog post. That being said, without getting in the nitty gritty about Panama’s economics, we can give you a straight forward, accurate, and honest description about what things cost here, and what to expect to spend while you live here. Remember, prices can vary greatly depending on the goods, service, or business, so understand that this is an average estimation, not an exact science. Here are the basics:
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