July 2020

July 2020

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July 11, 2020

All of Panama is eager to get back to "regular business" as soon as possible... Some economic areas, however, have not been slowed by the virus situation—thereby shoring up Panama's overall economy.

June 2020

June 2020

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June 10, 2020

Currently, this is more of a buyer's than a seller's market. If you're test-driving life in Panama, I recommend renting before you buy. Countless expats have moved to the beach, only to find that they prefer a mountain community in another part of the country—and vice-versa.

May 2020

May 2020

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May 8, 2020

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.

March 2020

March 2020

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March 12, 2020

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.

January 2020

January 2020

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January 7, 2020

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.

December 2019

December 2019

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December 13, 2019

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.

November 2019

November 2019

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November 5, 2019

The mountain settlement of Cerro Azul, north of Tocumen, had once been favored by Panama's elite. But as more luxurious communities became popular, many of Cerro Azul's sweet A-frame cottages were virtually abandoned.

October 2019

October 2019

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October 5, 2019

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.