I live in a community called Caimito, between Boquete and David, Panama. We are the only expats in the area, and all of my neighbors go out of their way to help in any way they can. They even watch over my house when I’m away. I find it a comfort to know, that there is a land as peaceful and accepting as Panama.
My husband, Gary, and I spend the summer months on beautiful Vancouver Island in B.C. Canada, where we live on an alpaca farm. Then, as soon as the dreary cold rains begin, we head to tropical Panama where our favorite pastime is reclining...
The wedding of a friend's daughter in Quepos, Costa Rica, set David and Diana Hoyt on a path of discovery to their future dream retirement home. With the celebrations over, the couple decided to extend their trip to check out the country's Southern Zone. There, they promptly fell in love with Ojochal "where the mountains meet the sea."
The secret is out. One more off-the-beaten-track pieces of paradise is emerging in Panama and, in my opinion, it boasts the most breathtaking scenery in all of this beautiful country.
Nestled along a secondary highway between Boquete and David in the province of Chiriquí lies a little-known gem called Potrerillos, meaning "Little Pastures."
The decision has been made. You have unequivocally decided to make Panama your new home. Hopefully you traversed the country, renting as you went, until finding the area you would like to call home.
For the last seven years, my husband Gary and I have been enjoying a snowbird lifestyle. For six months each year, we wave goodbye to family and friends in cold, snowy Canada and set out for our home in Panama’s Chiriquí province.
Seven years ago, hating the cold and dreary winters in British Columbia, Canada and worrying about the cost of living there when we would soon be living on our pensions, my husband, Gary, and I began researching where our next home would be.
Anyone who lives here in Panama knows that the Panamanian people are exceptionally kind, caring, and helpful…and that their healthcare system is inexpensive and efficient.
When my husband Gary and I retired, we were adamant that we’d kick back and enjoy our new life. No deadlines. No alarm clocks. No schedules. But we’ve discovered we’re not quite ready to go from full steam ahead to a full stop.