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Five places that are PERFECT for retiring in Panama!

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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.
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What to do around Panama City for an outdoor adventure!

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There are so many things to do in Panama City, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether it’s shopping, sightseeing, live music, or wining and dining, this cosmopolitan city truly has something for everyone. The same goes for fun, outdoor adventures. One of the biggest requests from tourists, and expats staying or living in Panama, is where to find the best outdoor activities and adventures either in the city, or close by. Luckily, there are plenty, and you’ll find that your next outdoor escape is just a stones throw away, and at a budget and skill level that is sure to fit anyone. Planning to travel to Panama or stay for good? Here are our suggestions for the best things to do outdoor in Panama City.
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4 Things to Look Forward to When Retiring in Panama

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Retiring to Panama will change your life for the better, and give you the opportunity to spend your best years in the sun, sand, and community you deserve. Planning a retirement in Panama can be fun, full of daydreaming, and very informative. With so much information available to you about the technical aspects of the process (visas, real estate, banking, healthcare), we’ve decided to focus on some of the more fun stuff. Here are four things you’ll have to look forward to when retiring to Panama.
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How to Plan Retirement in Panama

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Are you looking to retire in Panama? Have you been pondering it for a while, but still not sure how to take the next steps? If you feel a bit overwhelmed, or underprepared, don’t worry. This is common for most first-time expats, and completely understandable considering the situation. The good news is, there’s help out there to make the whole process easier. Here are a few tips to get you started. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us personally for more in-depth advice, and working through the legal steps before you come.
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Panama: A relocation checklist for newcomers

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Planning on relocating to Panama for work or retirement? There’s a lot to consider, and it can be overwhelming to any newcomer. Before you move, it’s important to get all your ducks in a row, so to speak, to better prepare yourself. To help you out and get started, here’s what we recommend.
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Visiting Panama on a Budget? Here’s how to do it best!

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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.
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No car? No problem! How to navigate living in Panama without owning a vehicle.

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If you’ve been living in Panama for some time, you’ve probably heard the old adage “you need a car to live here.” This, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. Having a car is not just a convenience for most Panamanians, it’s also a luxury. And this luxury, while helpful for many, can actually be a burden for others. When it comes down to it, some people need (or are greatly convenienced by) to have a car, but more often than not, especially if you live in the city, it’s an unnecessary expense and headache. If you’re one of the people that falls into the latter category, we’ve got some tips for you. Here are our best suggestions on how to live in Panama without owning a vehicle, and still make the best of your day-to-day life.
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Boquete: Panama’s Perfect Mountain Paradise

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If you’ve visited Boquete, Panama before, you’ll understand why this title’s true. Boquete is one of the true treats of small-town Panama, popular with locals for centuries, and now a hot spot for tourism and expat relocation as well. Boquete is situated about a 6-hour drive from Panama City, tucked away in the Chiriqui highlands. It’s easy to reach from David (Panama’s 2nd largest city) which is a 40-minute drive away. The proximity to David also makes Boquete easy to reach by short drive after a flight from Panama City, which takes about 30-40 minutes. This makes Boquete remote, but still accessible without much hassle to the capital and its airports and bus terminals. Boquete is situated right in the mountains, adjacent to Volcan Baru. It’s got a cool climate (60s-70s F, 20-26 C), which makes it an ideal escape from the heat, and a great location for outdoor activities.
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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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