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Diving Clubs In Panama: Where To Find The Best Scuba Spots

Monday April 16, 2018 (13:41:05)

The Republic of Panama is a country in South America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea, the North Pacific Ocean, Colombia and Costa Rica. The main airport is Tocumen International, and there are plenty of planes arriving daily from all over the world. From there, you can either get domestic flights or continue by bus or a hire car, as the roads in Panama are pretty reasonable. Nearly half the country's population, around four million people, call Panama City their home. Fun fact – did you know that the name Panama is derived from an indigenous word meaning an ‘abundance of fish’? Boasting 1,207 km of Caribbean coast and 1,700 km of Pacific coast, Panama is one of the few countries in the world where you are able to dive in two oceans in one day.   more ...

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A Guide To Small Beachfront Communities In Panama

Friday March 09, 2018 (10:01:06)

Panama is located in the Central American region of North America. It is a long, thin stretch of terrain meeting Costa Rica to the west and Columbia to the east. Along the South of the country sits the Pacific Ocean coastline, while the north is met by the Caribbean Sea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. With 2,857 kilometres, or 1,786 miles of coastline, and more than 1500 islands, Panama offers plenty of opportunities to live in a beachfront community.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Banking In Panama

Monday January 08, 2018 (11:02:17)

A crucial meeting point between two oceans and two continents, Panama is located in Central America, between Costa Rica and Colombia. This small nation has a population of about 3.6 million inhabitants, and has recently seen a considerable influx of foreign nationals. Riding a wave of economic development, the country has become a magnet for professionals, business people, entrepreneurs and investors from all across the globe. People are drawn to this destination for several reasons, including its moderate climate, relaxed lifestyle and tropical surroundings. In spite of a significant increase in the cost of living, large numbers of senior citizens from the US, Europe and Asia are also choosing to retire or set up holiday homes on Panama’s offshore islands.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To The Panama Pensionado Visa

Friday October 13, 2017 (09:12:19)

An increasing number of people are choosing to spend their retirement years abroad. However, there’s lots to think about before making the decision to move overseas. It is important to determine the kind of security and healthcare available in your chosen destination. Taxes are also an essential consideration, since there could be penalties for unreported foreign assets in some countries. Other important considerations for retirees could be the weather, proximity of the chosen location to their home country and the cost of living. An international destination that frequently features on lists of the best places to retire is Panama.   more ...

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A Guide To Panama's Best Golf Courses

Thursday September 21, 2017 (05:45:57)

Panama has been rapidly emerging as one of the top destinations for expats. Whether it’s retirees looking for a peaceful place to spend their golden years or those simply looking for a beach lifestyle, Panama has been welcoming expats from around the world for a long time.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Building A Home In Panama

Wednesday May 17, 2017 (15:14:09)
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As an expat in a new country, you may have very specific ideas about your ideal home and you may find it hard to find a home that lives up to them. You may come across a home that has a lovely kitchen, only to look further and discover that the bedroom is too small. Or the bathroom may be just what you wanted, but the house has barely any yard. Plus, there is the matter of moving to a new, different country, which is a big life decision in itself. Building a home is an investment, but it can help you to create exactly what you wanted, rather than settling for less. As with any other investment, however, it is vital to do your research and get the answers to all your questions.   more ...

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Panama - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Tuesday April 11, 2017 (11:53:38)
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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 social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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Panama - Recommended Blogs

Tuesday September 27, 2016 (14:09:46)
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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 blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Learn Why Panama Is A Great Expat Retirement Destination

Thursday August 06, 2015 (13:10:23)
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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 ...

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Ten Things To Think About When Retiring To Panama

Tuesday July 28, 2015 (13:08:27)
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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 ...