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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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Driving in Panama: The basics!

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If you’re planning on relocating or retiring in Panama, chances are, you’ve considered whether or not to drive a car there. Driving in Panama, like anywhere, has its ups and downs, and buying or using a car in Panama depends on many factors. Before you make the decision to drive in Panama, we highly recommend you do some due diligence first. Panama has one of the largest amounts of cars on the road, per population, of any country in the hemisphere. There are also numerous laws, licenses, and regulations involved in driving in Panama, so weighing out whether is worth it is critical to your plan to relocate here. In order to keep you informed, here are the basics on what you should know.
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Five Reasons You Should Move Your Family to Panama!

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When looking to live and invest in Panama, you’re sometimes not just making a decision for yourself, but for your whole family. Relocating your family can be tough, especially if you have kids. Luckily, in Panama, there’s lots of potential for kids, including expats who relocate. Whether you’re moving to Panama for just a few years, or here for the long haul, you can find family-friendly activities, housing, recreation, and schools to fit your need. To give you a little taste of what’s in store for you and the family in your Panama adventure, here are 5 great reasons that make Panama a family-friendly destination.
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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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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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Relocate or Retire in Panama: Here are 6 quick tips

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If you’re planning on relocating to or retiring in Panama, chances are you’ll need to do some adjusting. This isn’t to say that it’ll be a bad experience; simply that moving to another country, and another culture, involves a lot of changes in a very short time. Getting personally adjusted to a new life, and new lifestyle, can be extremely rewarding, and a actually a lot of fun. Here are some simple tips to help you adjust to Panama, and make your stay, or new life here, much easier:
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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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Moving to Panama With Kids: What you need to know first!

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When you plan on moving to Panama, for many of us, this means moving with the whole family. And in many cases, that means kids, and kids of all ages. Relocating anywhere with your kids can be tough on the whole family, and it’s understandable. There are so many changes that take place, and it is a big transition, especially when you’re young. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have to be fun. Moving to Panama can be a rewarding, and learning experience for people of all ages, and a great way to bond with your kids. Here are 5 things we recommend knowing, before you move to Panama, to make the transition as fun, and as easy as possible. Continue reading »

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Is moving to Panama right for you?

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Are you ready to move to Panama? Is moving to Panama the right choice? Is this the right time? These are tough questions, with no simple answers, that every expat has asked themselves and every future expat will ask themselves. Moving to Panama is a big step! In fact, moving anywhere is a big step, and one that you should plan for, but not overthink or drive yourself crazy about. All big decisions, no matter how many things you need to factor into them before making them, come down to one overarching question you need to ask yourself: is this right for you? Here’s how to best find the answer, when the question is moving to Panama.
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