Oct. 31, 2011, Portobelo, Panama: Portobelo, Panama, offers a great retire to the Caribbean lifestyle option, both in Portobelo and offshore in the Bay of Portobelo.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
Panama's Caribbean coast is far less developed than its Pacific one. The biggest reason for this is access. Much of this country's Caribbean is inaccessible except by plane or boat. Even the stretch of Caribbean Sea nearest to Panama City, that bit that sits directly north of the capital as the crow flies, has historically been considered distant and remote.
Distant, remote, and unsafe. The good folks of Panama City have traditionally avoided Colon, the country's biggest Caribbean coastal city, and surrounding areas and, if you ask them, will warn you away, as well.