Panama has much to offer, from mountain havens boasting year-round mild temperatures to colonial towns where the traditions of grand old Spain have shaped and enriched the local culture. But it’s Panama’s sunny beaches that get the most attention…and with good reason.
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. Take, for example, the last time I went out with one of my single Panamanian friends.
Panama is one such place where there is rivalry in politics, sure, but where, in general, life goes on pretty uninterrupted from election to election.
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?
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.
When I first discovered Sora, I had been looking for someplace quiet to spend a weekend away from Panama City. I wanted a place that was an easy drive from the capital. Somewhere with a cool climate and little noise or light pollution. I wanted to be able to look up and see the stars, maybe wear a light jacket, and have a relaxing weekend.
The town of San Ramón is a perfect little grid, its church spires towering above the surrounding buildings. It has many of the amenities you’d expect from a proper city, including a cultural center and a few small museums and galleries...
Panama is one of the safest countries in Latin America. Whether you’re comparing crime statistics, reading tourist guidebooks, or checking Canadian or U.S. State Department travel advisories, you’ll find this to be true. And whether you’re looking up tourist-reported incidents...
Perhaps you’ve noticed it. A lot of the literature about expats in Panama is so very rose-tinted. “Why is that?” you may wonder. “Why don’t people spend more time talking about the challenges and the downsides?” Talk to any expat in Panama and you’re likely to find that, despite any negative experiences, the good outweighs the bad. Read more...: What’s Bad About Panama?
When it comes to telecommunications and technology, there’s not a country in the region that compares to Panama. This tiny powerhouse has long been recognized as a telecommunications hub, as five of the world’s major fiber optic cables intersect here. Land line and later cell phone calls were top notch here from the get-go, thanks to Panama’s outstanding infrastructure. And when the world entered the age of high-speed Internet, Panama went to great lengths to not only keep up, but be at the forefront.