Retire In Panama City
 

 
Panama City is a great place to retire. Here, you’ll enjoy a low cost of living, welcoming people, an already thriving expat community, affordable, top-notch health care (many doctors are U.S.-trained and speak English) and reasonable property prices.
 
An added bonus is Panama’s famed pensionado program—when you retire in Panama City with this visa, you’re entitled to discounts in restaurants (25%); movie theaters (50%); closing costs for home loans (50%); 15% off hospital bills, and many more benefits. And if you do need hospital care, Panama City has top-notch hospitals where you’ll pay a fraction of what it would cost you back home.
 

From the Archives of Panama

Climate in Panama

Climate in Panama

Countries
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September 12, 2021

Panama has a tropical maritime climate with a hot, humid, rainy season (May through to December) and a short dry season (January through to May). Geographically Panama is a narrow country from north to south. This results in competing weather patterns coming onshore from both the Caribbean ocean and the Pacific.

“But Why Are You Going to Panama?”

“But Why Are You Going to Panama?”

Real Estate
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September 9, 2021

My parents looked at me like I was nuts. I’m not, I promised. They didn’t look convinced. “You’re really going to Panama?” they asked skeptically. I am, I affirmed. “But why?” The year was 2004, early in the days of my international global real estate scouting career. I had plenty of good reasons to head Read more...: “But Why Are You Going to Panama?”

The Adventuresome World of Overseas Real Estate

The Adventuresome World of Overseas Real Estate

Real Estate
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September 9, 2021

For 17 years I’ve been traveling the world, driving down bumpy, potholed roads in far flung destinations…all because some of the best opportunities I’ve ever found were at the end of dirt roads. I generally spend six months or so of each year traveling. My scouting has taken to me to strange places and put Read more...: The Adventuresome World of Overseas Real Estate

It’s Time to Hit the Road Again

It’s Time to Hit the Road Again

Real Estate
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September 1, 2021

This week, I’m packing up and hitting the road again. The last couple of months in Ireland have been incredible. I’ve hiked cliffs along the Wild Atlantic Way…traversed lush and dramatic islands…spent sunny days catching up with friends and family…and played some of the best golf the world has to offer… But I miss the Read more...: It’s Time to Hit the Road Again

Panama Rentals: A Three-Bedroom Apartment for $750 a Month

Panama Rentals: A Three-Bedroom Apartment for $750 a Month

Editors Choice
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August 6, 2021

Have you ever lived in a cosmopolitan capital where you could rent an upscale apartment for under $1,000 a month? An apartment walking distance from a sparkling blue bay, a large “parks and recreation” area, a metro rail, trendy restaurants, shops, and a nice supermarket? Perhaps even a mall housing a movie theater, Starbucks, and an outdoor pub?