I’m not about to maroon myself in the wilderness and commune with my inner Walden any time soon. I never go to the movies…but I like knowing there’s a movie theater close at hand if the notion ever takes me to go…
Panama has a long history of welcoming immigrants to its shores. Not long after the first conquistadors arrived in 1501, it became apparent that Panama was the narrowest point between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The isthmus quickly became part of an infamous trade route that transported precious metals from Peru to Europe.
Hello from a Panama in the midst of "cuarentena absoluta"—our highest level of quarantine here. Wherever in the world you are, I hope you're healthy and keeping your spirits up.
For the last decade, I’ve spoken at International Living’s conferences in Panama City, to an audience of retirees, real estate investors, and entrepreneurs.
Most expats-to-be worry about how they'll fill their days. They get a little nervous when they think about leaving behind jobs and co-workers…the family circle…a long-established network of friends. It's only natural to have concerns.
So, what do you do with your days while you are living your retirement dream? How do you remain active? How do you stay engaged with your new community? One answer is to volunteer.
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.
Roger and Danielle Eggleston swapped careers in high-end hospitality for their own beach bar in a tropical paradise. “Now, we take a boat to work instead of sitting in traffic,” says Roger.
Here in Panama we've been easing into our "dry" or summer season. Though we really do get sunny weather all year, January through March are particularly glorious on the Pacific Coast and in the mountains. It's a wonderful time to explore the great outdoors in Panama, whether you're living here or just down for a visit.
Summer weather in Panama occurs during the months of December through mid-May. During this season, days are sunny, with only a few clouds, and rain is rare. These months coincide with winter in North America. So, the population of Boquete and other areas in Chiriquí swells as tourists and snowbirds visit to get away from the cold.