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.