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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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Retiring in Panama: Five places that are ideal for relocating retirees

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Have you considered retiring in Panama? Have you already made your decision, but not sure exactly where in Panama you should retire to? With so many great communities here for retirees, you’ve got lots to look over and consider before you make the move. We fully recommend that before making any big decisions about moving, you come visit these places for yourself. That being said, here are five of our favorite places that we think are ideal for retires in Panama. Continue reading »

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All That Jazz: Experience Boquete, Panama’s Jazz and Blues Festival

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We’re full-swing into Summer here in Panama, and that means it’s festival season! If you’re visiting Panama, or live here year round, you’re going to have lots on your plate in February and March. One of the most popular festivals in Panama, especially for music lovers, is the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival. It’s a can’t miss cultural experience that brings together some of the great international artists, as well as the expat community, and Panama’s music community together. The festival runs from Thursday, February 9th, to Sunday, February 12th. It takes place mostly at the amphitheater in Valle Escondido, a large resort and golf community development, right in the heart of Boquete. There are also various events throughout town, as well as open mic nights at local bars, and even parades. Continue reading »

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Building the Ultimate Panama Road Trip, A Step-By-Step Guide

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Panama is a small country, geographically speaking, which makes going end-to-end a reasonable goal for adventurers. You can literally travel from one border to the next in less than a full day. This makes Panama perfect for road trips, and allows for seeing so much the country has to offer, without ever having to board a plane, or go long distances. Road trips are fun, and if you plan them out right, can be an extremely efficient way to see the most of Panama, and get to know its people. All you need to do is set your goals for what you want to get out of it, schedule the right amount of time, and be prepared for surprises all along the way. Here are some pointers to get you on the right track (or better yet, road)! Continue reading »

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Panama With Children

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Panama is a great place for kids! Whether you’re visiting with children, or living here, you’ll find lots to do and see that’s perfect for pretty much any age. Kids are included in a big part of the culture in Panama. This means that at practically any big event, outdoor space, hotel/resort, or residential area, there’s space for kids to be…well, kids! So, if you’re looking for something to do with your children in Panama, you won’t need to look for for ideas. Just in case you need a place to start, here are 5 of our favorite places to visit in Panama with children. Continue reading »

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El Valle, Panama: Where nature and culture meet for adventure (Part 2)

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No visit to Panama is complete without checking out El Valle de Anton. It’s one of the most sought after areas for both nature lovers, and those who appreciate small town Panamanian culture. In fact, there’s so much to do there for outdoor enthusiasts, that we had to split our latest blog post in two parts. So, to follow up on last week’s “El Valle, Panama: An oasis of outdoor adventure and fun! (Part 1)”, here’s the second part of our review on all of the great things you can do in this wonderful little Panama town. Continue reading »

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El Valle, Panama: An oasis of outdoor adventure and fun! (Part 1)

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If you’re planning a visit to Panama, or if you want to relocate or retire to Panama, you must check out El Valle de Anton. Commonly referred to as simple “El Valle”, or “The Valley” in English, this small mountain town in Panama’s central highlands is the perfect mountain getaway for people of all ages, tastes, and budgets. A short distance from Panama City (about 2.5-3 hours drive), and a quick drive from the beaches of Coronado and Chame (about 45 minuts), El Valle is a true natural oasis, that has its own unique feel, style, and culture. It’s paradise for those who love outdoor adventures, or those who just love resting and relaxing in nature. Here are some of the ways you can enjoy El Valle, and all it has to offer! Continue reading »

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Top 5 Beaches to Visit During Panama’s “Summer” Season

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Panama is full of fantastic beaches, which are loved by both locals and people visiting, working, or retiring in Panama. From resort areas to secluded natural clearings, the types of beaches Panama has to offer runs the gamut. These beaches are incredibly popular all year round, but during Panama’s “summer”, or dry season (Jan-April), they are an especially hot ticket when it comes to visitors. If you’re planning on coming to Panama, or already live here and what to get out in the sun and sand, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 5 beaches to visit this season! Continue reading »

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Navigating the Holidays in Panama: What you need to know to keep from getting stressed

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The holiday season is upon us, and it’s a busy time of year for many people all over the world, including here in Panama. Spending the holidays in Panama, whether for the first time or an annual tradition, can be a rewarding, fun, and exciting experience. It can also be a stressful one. Regardless of whether you’re a tourist, a retiree, or a full-time expat in Panama, you’ll find that the holidays in Panama are full of things to do, places to go, delicious food to eat, and lots of shopping. You’ll also find that it’s the beginning (and peak volume) of busy season, and the most popular time of year to be out and about. All that being said, we’ve broken down some ways to navigate the holidays in Panama with ease. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. You should be happy, and stress free! Continue reading »

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The 5 Basic Steps to Moving to Panama, for an Expat

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Are you considering moving to Panama? Have you begun the planning process already but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. When moving to a foreign country, it’s easy to get bogged down in planning, and even overwhelmed at times. There’s so much exciting stuff to consider, and when it comes down to it, you just want to enjoy yourself in the process and not worry so much. Luckily, moving to Panama doesn’t have to be a chore, nor does it need to overwhelm you. Simply focus your attention and organize your priorities, and you’ll find the whole thing much less stressful, and easier. Here are our 5 basic steps to moving to Panama that we think you should get to know, in order to make your move as simple, and fulfilling as possible. Continue reading »

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