February 24, 2017 by Kathleen Peddicord
Apples For Apples, Panama’s Beach Buys Really Shine
It’s a primary motivator for many people thinking about living or retiring overseas… including in Panama.
Beachfront, therefore, was an area of focus during last week’s Live and Invest in Panama Conference. This country offers many different and tempting options for living on the ocean…
Including the Pacific beaches that lie about an hour west of Panama City, the City Beaches, as locals call them. These are the nearest escape from the traffic, congestion, and fast-paced lifestyle of Panama City. This stretch of coastline has been developed over the past two decades and is the most popular weekend destination among city dwellers.
It also boasts swells that bring surfers from around the world.
In the last few years, the City Beaches and their residents have welcomed the arrival of luxuries and conveniences that previously were to be found only in Panama City. The region now offers modern supermarkets, shopping plazas with restaurants and boutiques, and a hospital.
In addition to being well-developed, the area is home to a well-rounded community. If you don’t think you’d be happy bumming on the beach all day, day after day, don’t worry. There’s plenty else to do here now.
Expats host social gatherings every day of the week, and organized activities are many and varied, everything from stand-up paddleboarding and yoga classes on the beach to karaoke happy hours and crafts classes.
Neither Panama City nor its City Beaches area is a
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