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Panama - Where tropical beauty meets a consumer paradise, Panama has much to offer. Visit the Petronas Twin Towers or trek in jungles teeming with life. This tolerant and multicultural country has traditions and cuisines as diverse as its landscapes.

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Expat Focus Columnists - Panama
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  Learn Why Panama Is A Great Expat Retirement Destination

Articles - Panama

Retirement is one of the main reasons why people choose to move abroad. Often, expats opt for a country with a warmer climate and a slower pace of life, hoping that these will make their retirement years peaceful and enjoyable.

With thousands of expats from America, Europe and around the world choosing Panama as a retirement destination, it is certainly one to think about if you’re still undecided.   more ...

  Ten Things To Think About When Retiring To Panama

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For more than a decade Panama has been regarded as a “retirement haven” for seniors from around the globe because of its beaches, weather and lifestyle. Its close proximity to the US makes this country all the more attractive, especially to Americans.

While the reported benefits do hold true to a great extent, even paradise has its downsides. Below are ten things you should consider carefully before you decide to retire to Panama.   more ...

  Panama - Top Five Expat Blogs

Articles - Panama

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Panama and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Chiriqui Chatter

Chiriqui Chatter is a fun blog written by Don Ray Williams, who makes a point of keeping his readers updated about everything that could possibly be of use to them as expats in Panama.   more ...

  How Safe Are Expat Women In Panama?

Articles - Panama

One of the most common questions when moving to a new country is how safe it is – especially for women. Panama is well known as a great expat location – the tropical climate without the extreme heat; the mix of Central American jungles and beaches with urban, modern cities; the low cost of living combined with the most modern infrastructure and facilities as well as a healthy economy.

All these things and more make it popular not just with retirees but also with young, working professionals and entrepreneurs, often along with their families. Many of the expats moving to Panama are women, and whether they're moving there to retire, to pursue a dream career, or simply for a change of scenery, one question is of great importance. How safe are expat women in Panama?   more ...

  Etiquette Faux Pas In Panama: How Not To Act

Articles - Panama

Panamanians take great pride in their culture and customs and have high expectations in matters of etiquette and manners. Visitors and overseas residents are also expected to respect and adhere to these courtesies.

It is not only a faux pas to go shirtless in any city and town in Panama, but it is also illegal. Panamanians are stylish dressers and even when they go casual, they pay much attention to their personal appearance. Men and women wear suits and dresses even when the weather is hot. This doesn’t mean that you should not dress comfortably. For casual outings, a pair of jeans and a clean collared shirt works well. Longer shorts in linen are considered fashionable for sporty events.   more ...


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