Considering taking to the road in Panama? The key is just to drive slowly and take it all in. Once you master it, exploring Panama is a breeze, and there is so much more to find on your own than you’ll get to on local transportation.
Originally from Oklahoma, Taquoyah moved to Chiriquí just over two years ago after marrying her Panamanian husband. The Chiriqui Province, bordering Costa Rica on the Pacific coast, has become one of the most popular retirement destinations in Panama.
After renting for three months when my husband and I first arrived in Panama, it was apparent that we wanted to own a home. So, we began looking at local real estate sites, Craigslist, and local forums.
Today Volcán’s charm has been rediscovered. Still a sleepy farming town, Volcán is now on the radar, because its low cost of living has become a big draw over other parts of the province for expats looking to relocate to Panama. The expat community is growing and so are the amenities as expats are opening new businesses and seeing the opportunities.
Volcán has a lot to offer expats looking for a place to live in the Chiriquí highlands. The cooler days and nights, beautiful scenery, and laidback lifestyle are a great attraction.
The Boquete Blues and Jazz Festival is one of the events that most expats who live in Chiriquí look forward to the most every year, and this February marked the 12th year of this annual event.
In 2018 Panama is expected to outperform all other Central American countries as well as many in South America.
Harry Brouard retired early, moving from his home in New Jersey to Florida. But moving to Florida wasn’t quite enough, he felt that he still needed more.
Spring-like climate with highs reaching the upper 70s F and lows in the lower 60s F, the town of Volcan lies in a beautiful valley with rolling hills and lush vegetation.
Growing up in Oregon, I spent the summers at our beach house on the ocean. For most of my life, I’ve lived inland, away from any coastline. So every vacation, my first preference was to go somewhere with an ocean. When I decided to move out of the U.S., top of my list was sun and sand. I found that and more in my new hometown of David, Panama. Although not directly on the coast, David is close enough that when I start craving sand between my toes, a short drive takes me to the beach and the wonderful salt air.