El Cangrejo, Panama City, Panama


In this Overseas Haven Report we provide all the essential information for establishing yourself in El Cangrejo, Panama City. In this trendy and very expat-friendly neighborhood, one of our favorite in all Panama City, you’ll find just about anything within walking distance.

This area is also a top choice among young business professionals and retirees alike, for its shade-lined roadways provide a nice spot to work on the go, or enjoy a free afternoon grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.

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Panama City has many neighborhoods that a foreign retire would find comfortable–Costa del Este, Casco Viejo, and Punta Pacifica, among others. All of these neighborhoods have their benefits and drawbacks, but few are as central, as eclectic, as welcoming, as interesting, and, in the current market, as affordable as El Cangrejo.

El Cangrejo (“The crab”) sits between the prestigious La Cresta and Obarrio neighborhoods, and some say that the place was named for the way the quiet, tree-lined streets protrude from Via Argentina, like the limbs of a crab. El Cangrejo is a popular relocation choice among young entrepreneurial expats and retirees who want a neighborhood with character and countless amenities–banks, hospitals, restaurants, casinos, and nightclubs, all within walking distance.


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