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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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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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Panama Prices Pt. 1: What to expect to pay when you’re here (2017)

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This topic is easily the most popular when it comes to generating discussions about retiring, and moving to Panama in general. In reality, it merits far greater examination and survey than a simple blog post. That being said, without getting in the nitty gritty about Panama’s economics, we can give you a straight forward, accurate, and honest description about what things cost here, and what to expect to spend while you live here. Remember, prices can vary greatly depending on the goods, service, or business, so understand that this is an average estimation, not an exact science. Here are the basics:
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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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Investing in Panama Real Estate: Stability is king in this market

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Have you been thinking about investing in Panama? Good call. Panama has had an incredible ten years or so when it comes to foreign investment, and it’s still growing as we speak. One of the biggest areas of growth and profit returns is real estate. Panama’s real estate market has been steadily building on itself for the past 4-5 years, with many new projects still slated, and plenty of investment opportunity spread around all sectors. In real estate, timing is everything, which is why having a stable market opens so many doors. Panama’s market is far less volatile than other popular expat investment countries in the region, and this lends a lot to the value (and returns) on Panama properties. With a stable market, you can buy into Panama real estate without such a high-risk investment. The results, well, they speak for themselves. Continue reading »

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Five Great Ways to Stay Fit in Panama

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Whether you’re visiting Panama, relocating to Panama, or retiring in Panama, if you’re into fitness, you’ll want to keep up your routine while here. Panama is known for its laid-back, relaxed lifestyle, beaches, and year-round warm weather, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a place for active people. On the contrary, Panama is great for getting in shape, staying fit, and living a healthy lifestyle, no matter what the pace. Here are five examples of ways to do it. Continue reading »

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Getting Around in Panama: How to use transportation at any budget

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How to get around in Panama can be a quandary if you’re not familiar with the country, whether as a visitor or an expat. It’s a country full of transportation options, which can get confusing to any newcomer, and even a bit exhausting. Panama is a rapidly growing country where modes of transportation change (and grow) practically year-to-year. To stay on top of the best ways to get around, we’ve compiled an easy guide to help get you where you need to go, and at any budget. Here are our suggestions on how to do it best! Continue reading »

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Panama Ranked 4th in the Americas for Travel and Tourism Competitiveness

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Panama has been at the center of the world’s conversation about tourism since 2009, with rave reviews and booming visitor numbers helping to push the country to the fore. Between 2009 and 2013, the number of tourists to Panama shot up to 2.2 million per year – a rise of 40% in just 4 years. So what makes up the appeal of Panama? What about the country is so competitive in a world tourism market seemingly festooned with fantastic options? Continue reading »

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