With this monthly membership service, Panama Letter, we bring you the real Panama, warts and all. This is your chance to discover what it is really like to live in this country, without the sugar coating. This is the good, the bad, and the ugly, brought to you by a team of insiders, with, among them, decades of firsthand experience living, investing, and doing business in Panama. Understand, with their help the opportunities that are right for you in the world’s top retirement, lifestyle, investment, doing-business, and embarking-on-a-new-adventure haven.
Panama is the world’s #1 retirement haven…and an international tax haven. As a foreign resident, you can pay zero local tax, and Panama’s pensionado program of special benefits for foreign retirees is the Gold Standard. Panama is also one of the best places in the world right now to start a business.
Each monthly issue spotlights a different top choice in Panama, from Panama City to Las Tablas, from Santa Fe to Boquete. Glossy magazines and websites tell you the best of Panama; we introduce you to all Panama.
Taboga is a 12.1-square-km island that sits in the Gulf of Panama in the Pacific Ocean. The handiwork of volcanic forces, its hilly topography offers spectacular vistas of Panama City and the gigantic ocean liners that queue to enter the Panama Canal. Also known as La Isla de Las Flores (the Island of Flowers), it’s not only the sights that draw you in but the sounds and smells… This is a place that’s steeped in history.
Taboga is only 20 kms offshore, meaning it could almost qualify as a Panama City neighborhood… It’s close enough that you can enjoy the conveniences of the capital, but far away enough that you’re removed from its chaos. Its expat population, mostly made up of retirees from Canada, England, and the States, accounts for roughly 20% of the total number of residents. Many of them own businesses while others simply bask in the tranquility of island living.
In this Panama Special Report, we step off the ferry with you onto Panama’s most easily accessed island filled with color, community, and culture.
In this Overseas Haven Report, we offer in-depth, insider intel on Casco Viejo in Panama City, Panama, an eclectic and ever-evolving enclave where luxury-level properties coexist with centuries-old, colonial-era wonders.
Often regarded as the Soho of Latin America, the historic neighborhood of Casco Viejo offers a different kind of ambience than is found throughout the rest of Panama City, or even all of Central America. Reminiscent of French-colonial New Orleans, modern-day Casco, with its vibrant cultural scene and world-class dining, is a multicultural mosaic from around the world.