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Four Neighborhoods Perfect For Expats in Panama City

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Panama City, Panama is a great place to live if you’re an expat. It’s the center of the country’s business, tourism, and financial industry, as well as its culture capital. For this, and many other reasons, many expats choose Panama City as their home. Panama City’s size and cost of living variance between areas means that choosing the right neighborhood can be an important step in many aspects of your life here. Here are four neighborhoods we feel are great for expats, each with its own charm, style, and quality of life.
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Learn Spanish in Panama!

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Learning Spanish in Panama can be as fun as it is useful, and is easier than ever these days thanks to its popularity. Spanish is an important language to master, even if you don’t live in Panama or Latin America. More and more, multinational businesses need these types of language skills for their employees, making it a high demand skill for both the North American and European job market. Schools weigh language tools upon acceptance. And more importantly, learning Spanish helps bring people in the Americas closer together, and gives us greater empathy towards one another in a growing globalized world. If you live or work in Panama (or anywhere in Latin America), learning Spanish is also a practical skill that’s invaluable in everyday life.
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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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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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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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