In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the lively town of Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Panama’s Bocas del Toro archipelago in the Caribbean is one of this country’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s also an interesting lifestyle and retirement choice for anyone looking for the island life, and this quintessential Caribbean destination of white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters is home to a friendly and welcoming community of just under 7,500 people.
The cost of living in Bocas del Toro is among the lowest in Panama. A couple could live here comfortably on as little as US$1,000 per month, and you could buy a place of your own on the water for as little as US$90,000.
Bocas town boasts restaurants, shops, and nightlife, all with a casual, kickin’-it-in-the-Caribbean vibe. English is widely spoken, thanks to the many gringos who call the town home.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you a closer look at the District of Chame and its most popular town, Punta Chame, which—in high season—draws beach-goers of all stripes, from surfers, kite-surfers, sport-fishermen, extreme sport-lovers, etc.
While it shares the same stretch of coastline as expat hot spot Coronado (which has seen major development over the past decade), Chame remains largely undiscovered, unpenetrated, and underrated.
Located in the Panamá Oeste Province, Chame comprises 11 small towns that sprawl out along the Panamerican Highway. On the hour-and-a-half drive it takes to reach the area from Panama City, you pass national parks, sleepy hamlets, mountains, and mangrove forests before finally arriving at the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you Gamboa, an area not too far from Panama City, but offering a completely different way of life.
Gamboa presents an ideal balance of modern convenience and quaint jungle tranquility. This is an outdoorsman's playground, with a long list of wilderness activities you can do, from hiking to bird-watching.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the town of La Villa De Los Santos, located in the country’s Los Santos province.
This special report going into detail on the role that La Villa De Los Santos played in Panama’s path to independence. We have also included a section on the November holidays in Panama, of which there are many, including what, how, and where they are celebrated.
The big news in Panama every February is carnaval. This is the biggest party in Panama each year—more eagerly anticipated than Christmas. During the days of carnaval, thousands of people from every corner of the country dance to earsplitting music, while beautiful parade floats and elaborately dressed carnaval queens saunter down every major avenue of the country.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you our top pick for beach living in Panama: Las Tablas.
Located on the Azuero Peninsula, Las Tablas is the first town of note along what is becoming this country’s Gold Coast. The charming city is well-known even beyond Panama for it’s yearly Carnival festival.