Colon was full of potential during its early 20th century glory days. But the fall from grace during the past 70 years or so has been drastic: unemployment is high, public health is poor, and crime is frequent.
But don’t write off Colon entirely. The government of Panama is making a push to revitalize Colon. Hundreds of millions have been announced in funding for projects to build homes, develop infrastructure, and beautify the city’s streets and parks.
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 cover the topic of buying real estate and property in Panama, including an exclusive on what you need to know beforehand in order to negotiate and have a smooth purchase process.
Panama is still a developing market—and a relatively unregulated one. This report will help you to navigate the quirks and details of Panama’s property market.
Balboa, La Boca, and Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the areas of Balboa, La Boca, and Amador Causeway, all located within Panama City.
Only a few miles away from the hustle and bustle, the bright lights, and the hectic honking of cab horns, brings you to what used to be considered the Canal Zone. You know you’ve entered this area when on one side you see multicolored storage containers stacked one on top of the other, like a Lego village, while on the opposite side of the street you see boxy, tan-colored old military barracks and government buildings.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the scenic mountain town of Boquete, Panama.
Boquete is one of the top retirement options in Panama. For 20 years this pretty mountain town has appeared regularly on lists of the world’s top retirement havens. Boquete has a great deal to offer the expat retiree, including one of the world’s most established expat communities.