Casco Viejo. Panama Canal. Volcan Baru. So many popular attractions throughout Panama that are enjoyed by tourists and residents alike. However, there is one more fascinating experience which is less touted but no less exciting.
What potential Boquetinos may not be aware of is that there is also a myriad of volunteer opportunities in the town to occupy their time. Boquete has an established and active retirement community who volunteer with taking care of animals, providing food to the needy to assisting the disabled.
Many expats find that closer and warmer destinations like Panama are plenty safe—in some ways even safer than the cities they lived in up north. Come down to visit and you'll see your fellow expats going about their lives with few worries.
Panama City—a cosmopolitan capital on the Bay of Panama—has long stood as a testament to this region’s vast potential. Its gleaming skyline is composed of international banks, upscale hotels, and swank commercial and residential towers.
It costs nothing to lay your towel out on the smooth white sand and lose yourself in the therapeutic sound of crashing waves, while the bright sun washes over you. Coronado Beach is not far from Panama City, and it is hardly ever busy as it’s often overlooked for more popular locations. Revel in a seemingly private ocean-side paradise.
Regardless of age, folks aren't just coming here to retire. There's a large subset that is looking to earn an income. Some simply could use the money. Others feel it's the best way to stay excited about and engaged with their community as a whole (not just the North American retirees).
There’s so much to see in Panama, from ancient volcanic sites to pristine islands that look untouched by humankind. You’ll find hiking trails, hidden waterfalls, rare species, and there will always be more to explore.
Along the Caribbean coast of Panama, white sand beaches and aquamarine waters rival the best of the Bahamas. For a memorable vacation, these picture-perfect destinations provide the ultimate tropical backdrop. Pacific coast beaches, on the other hand, are the most popular for weekend getaways and full-time residents.
Did you know that studies show that viewing art can help ease anxiety and depression? I wasn't surprised to hear it. I feel a palpable lift whenever I see something that strikes me as beautiful.
Her island is just five minutes from Bocas del Toro Town, “no matter how slow your boat is.” And guests can get there even if they don’t have their own water transport. “It’s $5 each way and the boat taxis run all night,” she says.