In this Panama Special Report, we bring you one of the most modern and progressive neighborhoods in all of Panama City; San Fransisco.
San Francisco is Panama’s best option for living a quiet, residential, urban lifestyle.
If you want an urban experience in Panama City, but without the nuisances of persistent tourists, rowdy club-goers, nonstop casinos, solicitous women of the night, or any of the other seedier aspects of living in the city center, then San Francisco is the place to be.
Not many neighborhoods in Panama City match what San Francisco has to offer.
It’s close to the downtown center and distinctly urban, but the metropolitan vibe is low-key and much more relaxed than the other sought-after areas in the city center. There are skyscrapers here and there, but many vintage homes too, which is a rarity in central Panama City. There are some pubs and bars, but no nightclubs blaring music until the early hours of the morning.
This isn’t the Panama of beaches, coconuts, and laid-back living. This is an urban neighborhood with a young, modern, progressive culture. This is city living in Panama at its finest.
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.
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.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you Panama’s Pearl Islands.
The islands—the uninhabited ones, at least—are coated in a blanket of thick tropical marine forest with some areas of rare mangrove. This forest, together with rugged topography, cliffs, and rocky headlands, gives the islands a Jurassic Park feel. Innumerable sea birds wheel and dive around the cliffs, and dense tropical foliage hangs over the water, creating a wall of green that encases the beaches.