In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the areas of Albrook and Clayton, Panama City.
Both Albrook and Clayton originated as part of the Panama Canal Zone. The infrastructure and neighborhoods were built by U.S. engineers to be used by the U.S. armed forces. When the U.S. government turned the Panama Canal over to the Panamanians 10 years ago, Clayton and Albrook came as part of the package. In the decade since, these two communities have developed into quiet, peaceful residential areas with parks, single-family homes, some of the best schools in Panama, and small retail areas. Perfect if you’re relocating with a family but very appealing, too, if you’re just looking for a more suburban experience.
We understand that living in city-central El Cangrejo, Paitilla, or Marbella, isn’t for everyone. The traffic gridlock, blaring car horns, and endless construction can be hard to take. Maybe you’re looking for a more tranquil place to call home down here in the Hub of the Americas, somewhere that’s both peaceful and quiet and, as well, still supported by the services and amenities of downtown Panama City.
In this case, Clayton and Albrook, two areas only minutes from the city center, are good options.
In this Panama Special Report, we’ll introduce you to the Marbella area of Panama City.
Marbella and its surrounding area is Panama City’s banking district and the engine room of the country’s booming economy. The more than 100 glittering banks and financial institutions taking advantage of a highly favorable investment framework and legal structure. The area is also an upcoming place to live for expats wanting to be close to the city center.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the peaceful town of Cerro Azul, Panama.
Cerro Azul is only 45 minutes outside Panama City, but its crisp, cool weather, abundance of wildlife, and peaceful tranquility make you feel as if you are on the far side of the country. Many expats and even many Panamanians have traveled far into the country’s interior to find the lifestyle that some have realized here in Cerro Azul, so close to the city.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you one of the most fun and eccentric neighborhoods in Panama City; El Cangrejo.
El Cangrejo’s mix of people from all over the world offers an interesting mix of cultures. Many regard El Cangrejo as Panama City's most lively and expat-friendly area. The neighborhood is walkable and offers an abundance of tree-lined streets under which to grab some shade and perhaps a bite to eat. If you are interested in living in Panama City, this is one of the first places we recommend you look.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you Panama’s Pearl Islands.
The islands—the uninhabited ones, at least—are coated in a blanket of thick tropical marine forest with some areas of rare mangrove. This forest, together with rugged topography, cliffs, and rocky headlands, gives the islands a Jurassic Park feel. Innumerable sea birds wheel and dive around the cliffs, and dense tropical foliage hangs over the water, creating a wall of green that encases the beaches.