The City Beaches Area
You can drive out from Panama City after work on Friday, enjoy a weekend at the beach, then return to the city Sunday evening in time for the work week, and that’s precisely what every Panamanian living in Panama City who can afford it does.
To Panama City residents, the City Beaches are close enough for quick weekend trips but far enough away to forget the stress and commotion of the city. To residents of the City Beaches, the capital offers a level of nightlife, a variety of dining options, and cultural events not available at the beaches.
Cost Of Living In The City Beaches Area
The cost of living is higher than many destinations in Panama due mostly to the location and accessibility of Panama City. A couple can live and retire well on US$2,440 per month here.
Monthly Budget For A Couple Living In The Panama City Beaches Area
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Infrastructure In The City Beaches Area
While the spots on this coast developed two or three or more decades ago can sometimes be described as “basic” when it comes to amenities and infrastructure, the newer developments are increasingly high-end. JW Marriott, for example, recently put its name to what is without a doubt the nicest resort property not only in this part of Panama but anywhere in the country. In other words, the City Beaches are coming of age, and, as they mature, the options they include are of a markedly higher standard.
Nowhere else in Panama would the living be as easy or as convenient. You’re an hour-and-a-half (give or take) from Panama City, meaning you can return to the big city for supplies, shopping, and nightlife whenever you want. However, you can also find almost everything and anything you might need or want locally now, as well. The shopping and dining options, specifically in Coronado, are expanding all the time.
Climate In City Beaches Area
The City Beaches are hot and humid. But residents also enjoy the convenience of the cool, rejuvenating air of Panama’s highlands nearby. For example, lovely El Valle (another former weekend getaway turned full-time community) is only 30 minutes away, making spontaneous day trips possible whenever the need for a break from the heat of the beaches arises.