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Retiring in Panama: How to enjoy your golden years on the Isthmus

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Retiring in Panama should be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Panama is full of adventure, relaxation, and great people to enjoy it with. It’s also going to take a bit of getting used to, and that’s perfectly normal. When planning your retirement in Panama, you may think you’ve got all your bases covered, but inevitably, when you’re here, you’ll adapt with your own first-hand experiences, trials, and triumphs. To make things just a bit easier, here are some tips on how to get the most out of your retirement in Panama. Continue reading »

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5 Ways Your Life Will Change in Panama

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Moving to Panama is a choice that many people make for many reasons, however there’s one that connects them all: change. Whether it’s retiring in Panama, working in Panama, becoming a digital nomad in Panama, or just taking time to live in a different culture, your life will change in Panama (mostly for the better). It’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone, exploring the wonders of Panama, and improving your life in a truly unique way. Here are our 5 ways we think your life will change in Panama. Continue reading »

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Four Great Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in Panama City

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It’s rainy season in Panama, and that means lots of wet afternoons, whether you’re here for a visit or are living in Panama. Panama’s rainy season lasts from May to December, and typically results in fewer tourists, yet better prices when it comes to activities (especially outdoor ones). There’s also still surprisingly lots to do! Here are four great ways we recommend spending a rainy day in Panama. Continue reading »

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Panama for Beginners: The basics on relocating to Panama

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Relocating to Panama can be a life-changing decision for so many people, for so many different reasons. Whatever your motivation is, relocating to Panama has so much to offer you, especially if you know how to plan, and know what to expect. It’s a big process, with lots of lessons to learn along the way, and a lot of information to take in. If you’re just starting your research into why Panama may be right for you, you’re not alone. One of the biggest parts of relocating to Panama is the initial information gathering stage. You need to know a bit more about the country, what your life will be like there, and what to expect from other expat experiences. Here are some of the basics we think are the most beneficial to know if relocation’s in your plans, and Panama’s at the top of your list. Continue reading »

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Isla Taboga: Panama City’s island oasis

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Whether you’re living in Panama City or just visiting, you’ve probably heard about Isla Taboga, or at least seen it from the flight in. Isla Taboga is a relatively small island that’s just off the coast of Panama City in the Bay of Panama. It’s about a 30-minute ferry ride from the Balboa Yacht club at the mouth of the canal, and many city-base boating enthusiasts and boat owners choose to go on their own, or with friends as a day trip. Due to its proximity to the city, Isla Taboga is the go-to spot for a day out on the beach, where you can really feel like you’ve escaped from it all. Routinely, Isla Taboga is the #1 most visited destination during national holidays, a mark it’s sure to meet this holiday weekend. Continue reading »

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5 Reasons You Should Retire in Panama, Right Now!

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If you’ve been planning your retirement, and you’re ready to take the next step, retiring in Panama will be the best decision you’ve made in a long time. Retiring in Panama has so many positives, and so many opportunities, no matter what your budget or lifestyle choice. Of course, like anywhere, Panama isn’t perfect, and you may hit some speed bumps along the way. However, all in all, there’s no place like Panama when it comes to retiring. Here are five reasons to back it up. Continue reading »

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5 Things to do This Weekend in Panama City

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The weekend is upon us, and that means (for most of us), it’s time to enjoy some free time with family and friends. If you are living in Panama, or visiting Panama City, there’s plenty for you to do, no matter what your tastes. Panama City is great on the weekends, and truly is the beating heart of the country when it comes to energy, diversity, and style. Here are 5 of our top recommendations for things to do, this weekend or any while you’re in town. Continue reading »

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How to Visit Panama on a Budget

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Planning on moving to Panama or retiring in Panama? You’re going to want to visit first. For many people, budgets are tight when it comes to international travel, especially if you want to do a lot, and see a lot before making your decision to move. With so much to see in Panama, planning a full trip at a great price is important. Luckily for you, it’s also very doable, and with just a bit of preparation, can be done without a hitch. From lodging to transportation, food and entertainment, and excursions for the whole family, you’ll be able to find the perfect exploration trip, without breaking the bank. Here are some tips on how to do it. Continue reading »

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Quintessential Casco Viejo: Panama’s historic, bohemian treasure

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Casco Viejo, Panama is the Panama City’s top destination for tourism (as well as the country’s), and there’s little to know discrepancy as to why. Casco Viejo is the historic old city at the southwest end of Panama City, just a few minutes drive from the Canal Zone. Known as just “Casco” to most people, it is the most culturally and historically significant neighborhood in Panama. It’s also home to the office of the presidency. Casco is Panama City’s heart, and where the country was founded and fought for many times, as it went from colony to colony, and eventually independence. During and after the Noriega regime and the following decade or two, Casco went through a bit of a “slump” due to the economics and politics of the day. However, these days, the area is undergoing a renaissance, and it’s only just the beginning. Continue reading »

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The 5 Best Things to Do in Panama in 2017

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We’re off to a great start here in Panama in 2017 so far, and this year looks to be a great one when it comes to living in Panama or visiting Panama. As a country that’s always on the go, there’s plenty of new things to do and explore each year. In the spirit of Carnaval, and a fresh start, here are our top 5 best things we think you should do in Panama in 2017. Let us know if we missed anything! Continue reading »

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