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Dolega: One of Panama’s Most Affordable Retirement Towns

Dolega: One of Panama’s Most Affordable Retirement Towns

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January 1, 2019

There are many low-cost places to retire to in Panama. For those who enjoy the slower pace of rural living, Chiriquí Province, where I live, offers a delightful climate, easy convenience, and a quality lifestyle in an affordable retirement destination. While the city of David offers all the amenities of a good-sized city and the town of Boquete is a favored expat haven, some of the smaller towns in the area combine access to these desirable features with a lower cost of living. Dolega is one such small town in Chiriquí Province in western Panama. The four-lane highway that runs north and south between David and Boquete runs right through Dolega, so it’s easy to find. A new pedestrian overpass marks the main turnoff into town, at the Municipal Palace, shaded by a gigantic mango tree. Dolega is the administrative seat of the district of the same name, which encompasses a total of nine towns such as Los Anastacios, Dos Rios, Los Algarrobos and Potrerillos.

Panama Tops The Charts In Technology And Internet Coverage

Panama Tops The Charts In Technology And Internet Coverage

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December 31, 2018

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.

Living Richly on Less in San Cristobal de las Casas

Living Richly on Less in San Cristobal de las Casas

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December 27, 2018

My husband, Jim, and I had long dreamed of traveling to San Cristobal de las Casas (San Cris for short). However, after two decades and dozens of trips to Mexico, this lush city set high in the mountains of Chiapas remained undiscovered for us. Luckily, a nomadic life lived on the road moves at a slow pace, and we finally found time to set down roots for a bit and truly appreciate this stunning city...

Renting in Costa Rica From $400 a Month

Renting in Costa Rica From $400 a Month

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November 23, 2018

Costa Rica is one of the most popular and well-known vacation, second-home, and retirement destinations for North Americans. Though a small country, Costa Rica’s regions offer a wide variety of climate, lifestyle, and landscape. And renting in Costa Rica is a great way to experience day-to-day life while looking for your own place under the tropical sun. Much of Costa Rica’s lush tropical forests and sun-splashed shoreline has been designated as national parkland or reserve. Costa Rica is rapidly approaching carbon-neutral status in energy production and emissions, and its health care system is one of the most affordable and highly rated in the world.