After 11 years of covering this country for International Living, you’d think writing about the best places to vacation in Panama would be a cinch. The more you know, the easier it should be…but the opposite is often the case. I know so many great Panama vacation destinations that it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few.
Roberto and his wife, Marisa, relocated to Coronado Beach, Panama in 2015. He says their four-bedroom home, with a swimming pool and outdoor kitchen in a quiet, gated community, suits them perfectly.
What’s it like living alone in Panama City? It’s a question I get a lot, and I can never seem to give a short answer. That’s because there are quite a few factors that make this a great place for any single.
Panamanian voters recently chose their next president and diputados, or lawmakers. It’s not the kind of news that’ll make for major headlines in the international press, though. This is a small, prosperous, neutral country. There were no major scandals and the voting process was well-organized.
Margie gives a variety of reasons why Panama is her top-choice destination. “We were very impressed by the friendliness of the Panamanian people, as well as the infrastructure, and the boom in the economy.”
Panama City is a compact capital, crammed with must-see sights, world-class restaurants, and so much more. You could easily spend a week enjoying all the city has to offer. But what if you’re short on time?
What if you were sitting in the shade of a palm tree looking out at coral white sands on a tropical island? Yesterday, you were learning to paddleboard from a hidden cove, and tomorrow you’ll explore surfing spots farther up the mainland coast.
A confirmed urbanite, I loved the big city life. When I decided to run away to the tropics, the dynamic Panama City, Panama attracted me like a moth to a flame. So how did I end up living a life out in the country as tranquil as a Zen monastery? An open mind led me astray.
In the heart of Panama City, surrounded by gleaming new high-rises and the buzz of a modern capital city, New Yorker Litha Wilson feels at home. “It’s a lot like New York City,” she says. “I call it the city that almost never sleeps."
When Leslie King’s parents decided it was time to retire, they had a family meeting about where they would live. Her dad was the first to come up with the idea of moving to Panama. After that, Leslie researched like crazy and came to the same conclusion.