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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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Panama ranks near top in LatAm for international franchise investment

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Panama is a hot market for a variety of international investments. And for the most part, a lot of the consumer investments revolve around major international franchises. This has a lot to do with consumer culture in Panama, as well as Panama’s reputation as an international tourism hub, and business hub. People who shop in the Panamanian market expect a world-class product branding, which makes franchising in Panama so attractive. And if you follow the data for Latin America, Panama is one of the top countries for international franchise investment.
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Panama Relocation Datasheet: Quick tips and history before you move!

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Moving to Panama? Planning on investing in Panama? Just coming for a quick visit? Get to know the country first. There’s so much to this culturally rich, fun, and diverse country that you’ll want to be prepared to get the most out of it, no matter what your interest level is. So, before you hit the tarmac in Tocumen, or make the big leap to open your business or move here, check out these fast facts on Panama, and get to know why so many love to live and work here. Continue reading »

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Where to invest in Panama in 2019

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As the financial year nears to a close, and you prepare to wind down before a busy start to the next year, it’s time to get your investment plans in order. And if you’re looking to make a splash in international investing, investing in Panama would be a great start for 2019, if you’re not investing here already that is. Panama has a very favorable investment climate, which means investing in Panama is a good buy. There are a number of areas to invest in, some riskier than others, but all with growing opportunities as we head into the new year. Here are some of our thoughts on where you should be investing in Panama in 2019.
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Playa Venao: Unspoiled, off the radar, and a great real estate investment!

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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.
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Why Coronado is the best place in Panama to retire!

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Panama is rich with natural beauty and modern conveniences, and when it comes to both in one place, Coronado has it. This is one of many reasons why Coronado is one of the best places to retire in Panama. Coronado is a beach town with so much to offer for retirees; you’ll feel right at home. At the same time, you’ll also enjoy the tropical paradise that is the Panamanian Pacific coast. There’s world-class shopping, golf, great restaurants and bars, and of course, a booming real estate market. Coronado is also just an hour’s drive from Panama City, making it an easy trip to Tocumen International Airport, and all of the amenities the capital has to offer.
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New Panama Property Tax Withholding Law Goes into effect January, 2019

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Panama’s Ministry of Finance issued a decree requiring real property lenders to withhold funds on mortgages to pay for the property tax. The new decree takes effect on January 1, 2019.  In addition, another decree around the same time provides benefits to primary residences’ property tax. Continue reading »

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Top Five Expat-Friendly Areas of Panama City

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If you’re planning on moving to Panama, chances are you’ve done some research on where to live. There are many expats all over Panama, and a variety of great expat communities in nearly every part of the country. When it comes to population density, however, the greatest numbers of expats live in the capital, Panama City. Panama City is a bustling metropolis with many things to offer, whether you’re an expat or a local.

The city is growing at a breakneck pace, and each neighborhood offers something a little different. If you’re looking at moving to Panama City, and want to know where you should live, we recommend you visit first. That being said, here’s some solid info to get you started so you know what to look for once you’re here. Here are Panama City’s top 5 neighborhoods for expats:
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Discover Pedasi: A fantastic eco-friendly expat community

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For people who are looking to relocate to, or retire in Panama, the town of Pedasi in the Azuero Peninsula is at the top of the list these days. Its growing popularity is coming at a time where record numbers of expats are choosing Panama as their new home, and there’s good reason for it too. Pedasi is remote, safe, full of fun things to do, and surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful biodiversity. It’s also a well-known area of Panamanian ecological preservation, and a burgeoning coast for surfers, body boarders, and lovers of the beach in general.
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Live and Retire in Coronado, Panama!

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Panama is rich with natural beauty and modern conveniences, and when it comes to both in one place, Coronado has it. This is one of many reasons why Coronado is one of the best places to retire in Panama. Coronado is a beach town with so much to offer for retirees; you’ll feel right at home. At the same time, you’ll also enjoy the tropical paradise that is the Panamanian Pacific coast. There’s world-class shopping, golf, great restaurants and bars, and of course, a booming real estate market. Coronado is also just an hour’s drive from Panama City, making it an easy trip to Tocumen International Airport, and all of the amenities the capital has to offer.
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