Having grown tired of the chilly, snowy winters in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and sharing a dream to live near the ocean to surf and do yoga, Janel and Michael Phillips sold everything and headed south to Panama...
My husband Gary and I spent a long time researching all of our options for living overseas. We considered a range of countries during our search, including Belize, Argentina, and Uruguay... But as we researched, one country emerged more and more as a clear winner: Panama.
The words that come to mind when I think of the fresh fruits and vegetables in Panama are: mouth-watering, natural, healthy, fresh, and—finally—inexpensive. Coming from a country where most of the produce is picked green...
The words “pioneer” and “frontier” usually evoke images of 1800s homesteaders. However, that’s not always the case…there are modern day pioneers throughout lesser-known “frontier” land. Karen Davies is a prime example. Her experience of moving from Oregon, U.S. to Costa Rica read like a 19th century novel. Born and raised in southern New Jersey, she Read more...: For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida
Once more my husband, Gary, and I exchange triumphant looks and high fives. We have just gone online and, besides reading indignant emails from those back home in Canada, we have viewed the weather conditions in both Canada and the U.S.
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.
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.