A Relaxing Day on Las Lajas Beach, Panama

A Relaxing Day on Las Lajas Beach, Panama

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April 15, 2017

Las Lajas is the favored beach among expats in Chiriquí. An easy one-hour drive from David going east on the Interamerican highway brings you to the San Felix intersection. Here you turn right and head towards the ocean. Thirty minutes more and you will find the two-lane road ends at the shore. The small village seems abandoned as you drive along the rough road.

Costa Rica Versus Panama: Which Country is Best for You?

Costa Rica Versus Panama: Which Country is Best for You?

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November 21, 2016

My wife, Suzan Haskins, and I were married in Costa Rica 14 years ago and have been back for business and pleasure almost every year since. We also lived in Panama in 2006 and, like Costa Rica, have returned nearly every year for International Living events, editorial trips, and vacations. So it is inevitable that...

Panama Video: Living in Santiago–The Provincial Capital of Veraguas

Panama Video: Living in Santiago–The Provincial Capital of Veraguas

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February 14, 2012

If you decide to live anywhere in or near the Veraguas province of Panama, chances are you'll visit the provincial capital of Santiago often. Most "capitalinos" (Panamanians from the capital) will tell you there's nothing much in Santiago, but on a recent visit I found the opposite.