In this Panama Special Report, Panama: Province by Province, we go all-in, covering the entire country of Panama, including each of it’s 10 provinces.
To help you traverse through this great country—be it for work, play, or relocation—we’ve put together this A-to-Z country issue to help you get to know each province in depth—its culture and history… its economy and current state of infrastructure… its personality… and everything in between.
The first thing everyone learns about Panama is that it’s a small country on a small strip of land between two much larger continents. With an area of only about 75,000 square kilometers, Panama is smaller than South Carolina and 39 other states. Nine Panamas could fit into Texas alone.
Don’t be fooled by its small size.
Panama is a diverse country—geographically and culturally. The country’s vast wealth of nature includes rain forests, mountains, lakes, islands, coral reefs, and beaches. This is one of the most biologically varied and dense areas in the world.
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.
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.
Since being handed control of the canal from the United States, Panama has blazed a trail of economic advancement and prosperity, a course it’s still on today. The results are plain to see: a recently expanded canal, skyscrapers left and right (and new ones being built), and additional lines for the city metro system getting established…
Panama is synonymous with growth and is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming the logistics and transportation hub par excellence for the region.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the expat-friendly city of David, Panama.
David, population 145,000, is the capital city of the Province of Chiriqui. The province boasts Panama’s tallest mountain, its longest rivers feeding its most fertile valleys. David’s tropical Pacific climate is hotter and drier than Panama City, with average annual temperatures sitting at highs of 90°F, lows around 70°F.
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.