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

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 Pa ...    more ...

A Guide To Small Beachfront Communities In Panama

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 ...    more ...

A Guide To Panama's Best Golf Courses

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 ...

Learn Why Panama Is A Great Expat Retirement Destination

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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 ...

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 ...

How Safe Are Expat Women In Panama?

Panama at Night © Eylon Israely on Flickr
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 wit ...    more ...

Etiquette Faux Pas In Panama: How Not To Act

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 ...    more ...

Moving To Panama - What to Expect as a New Expat

Panama is gaining recognition and popularity as an expat destination since it has something for everyone – from students and globetrotters to drifters and retirees. Panama is developed and modern, and expats have described their stay here as a “first-world lifestyle at third-world prices”! The country does indeed offer a rather luxurious lifestyle with the best amenities at rather affordable prices due to its low cost of living.

There ...    more ...

5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Panama (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

If you are thinking of moving to Panama, your reasons had better be more than the Van Halen song by the same name, which incidentally has nothing to do with the country, but in the vein of many metal acts of the 80s, had more to do with a stripper and a fast car!

The country Panama redefines the term ‘tropical paradise’ and it is a lot more than a popular tourist destination. Panama is an excellent country for expats and retirees to live ...    more ...

Dealing With Culture Shock In Panama - Some Advice For New Expats

Panama is often described as a place where tropical beauty meets consumer paradise! The landscapes of this country are as diverse as its traditions and cuisines but the people are very tolerant and accepting. However, when moving to a new country, culture shock is inevitable so it is important that you prepare for some of the changes you can expect. Here are 10 things you need to prepare for:

1. Driving and Traffic

Everyone in Panama see ...    more ...

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