Panama

Mix a seaside sprawling, modern metropolis expanding both upward and outward with sparsely populated remote regions. Combine lush flora and fauna, mountain regions of moderate temperature and rustic countryside, with rain-forests and beautiful tropical beaches. Contrast indigenous natives living traditionally in areas such as the Atlantic region north of Almirante or the well known San Blas Islands, to foreigners employed in a myriad of multinational banking, construction and other occupations in Panama City, to the growing number of  expatriates and foreign retirees. Combine local and foreign cultures all amicably functioning together, and you have Panama. Continuously rated by International Living Magazine as one of the Top 5 destinations in their Annual Global Retirement Index due to a number of factors, including Panama’s well known Pensionado Program, one can find pretty much any climate, ambiance, or pace they desire. Panama City maintains a culture of numerous professional occupations and a thriving international business hub exploding with high rise condominium and office developments and pretty much anything one could need. Within in a short ride outside of the city center are beaches, forests, and mountains. Click on any of the highlighted links or visit the posts below to read more about specific areas and/or add comments, share your knowledge and contribute to a positive experience that will make the most for your fellow travelers.

 

Latest Posts

  • El Valle

    Reading about a local artisan's market in El Valle de Anton, Panama, a few years back, I had the desire to visit the place. Opportunity showed up this October 2013, as I had a free week-end in Pan...
  • Panama Canal-Miraflores Locks

    There is not much to say about the Panama Canal, as everyone knows about it. After all, this is what the country of Panama is well known for. The Canal is what brings the big money to the count...
  • Diablo Rojo-soon an extinct species?

    Each time I came to Panama City these old and colorful buses were very much a part of the city's picture. They are unique and for visitors they came to be a symbol for this country. Should we b...
  • Bocas del Toro: Miha 2012

    My experience and story in Bocas del Toro does not have as much flavor and adventure as Mike's. I visited Bocas del Toro in the summer of 2012 and found a very well developed place, that I often compa...
  • Bocas del Toro: Michael 1997

    Semana Santa, 1997. Holy week. I rolled into dusty little Sixaola at Costa Rica's southeastern border with Panama Wednesday afternoon on what I had known to be one but turned out to be two flat tires....
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