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Who are the residents of the Pedasi, Azuero, Panama area? Who lives in Pedasi, Azuero, Panama?

Actually, the residents of Pedasi are both Panamanians and expats from many different countries. Many Panamanian families, old and young, with and without children live in town and surrounding areas. Expats from ... Read more

Connie Moller of Animals Advocates Pedasi – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Connie Moller - Animals Advocates PedasiWe came from Northern California to Pedasi in 2013 and loved it. I ...

What would my neighbors be like in Bocas Del Toro, Panama?

What would my neighbors be like in Bocas Del Toro, Panama?

I am not retired yet, but I can say that if you are an expat who wants to retire in Bocas Del Toro, you have to have something to do on this Caribbean island. If you are retired, you have to do something. It can be ei... Read more

JB Seligman of BUENA VISTA REALTY located in BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account JB Seligman - BUENA VISTA REALTY located in BOCAS DEL TORO, PI came to Bocas Del Toro Panama 11 years ago. I was looking for new ad...

How are Americans in Belize treated? How are expats in Belize treated generally?

How are Americans in Belize treated? How are expats in Belize treated generally?

Everybody in Belize is treated great. It is very common to hear people say that Belizeans are very friendly. The expats love being here because Belizeans are such friendly people and the expats feel at home. ... Read more

Shannon Davies of El Rey Hotel / Belize Travel Services – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Shannon Davies - El Rey Hotel / Belize Travel ServicesI was born and raised in Belmopan, but have lived in other parts of Be...

What are the best and worst things about living and retiring in Bocas Del Toro, Panama?

What are the best and worst things about living and retiring in Bocas Del Toro, Panama?

The best thing about living in Bocas Del Toro is the lifestyle. That would be the top of the line. Being able to live this Caribbean lifestyle is number one in the world.   I cannot say ... Read more

JB Seligman of BUENA VISTA REALTY located in BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account JB Seligman - BUENA VISTA REALTY located in BOCAS DEL TORO, PI came to Bocas Del Toro Panama 11 years ago. I was looking for new ad...

If I want to live in Nicaragua, what's the difference between citizenship and residency?

The difference between citizenship and residency is the rights that you have. If you are a citizen of Nicaragua, then you have additional rights as compared to someone who is just a resident. For example, as a citizen... Read more

Gabriel Sánchez of PRONicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Gabriel Sánchez - PRONicaraguaI am the Market Intelligence and Communications Director for PRONicara...

What's the language most often spoken in Ambergris Caye? Can I get by if I just speak English?

Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America. This means that all important and official documents are printed in English. Schools, real estate, business transactions etc. are all done in Englis... Read more

Wendy Miller of RE/MAX Property Center South – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Wendy Miller - RE/MAX Property Center SouthI'm a realtor from Canada who is living and working in Belize to help ...

Are there hurricanes in Nicaragua?

Are there hurricanes in Nicaragua?

Dear readers,   Since tropical depressions and hurricanes have been recorded, two have made landfall in Nicaragua: Hurricane Mitch was the most powerful hurricane and the mos... Read more

Frank Kehanu – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Frank Kehanu51 years old, single father of two adult sons, and working towards an ...

What currency (money) does Panama use?

What currency (money) does Panama use?

Panamá, as a very well known international business center, offers all kinds of interesting business opportunities. Therefore,  many major corporations, and some banks, large law offices, am... Read more

Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Lourdes Townshend - Multimodal & Logistic Transports MagazineEven though I come from a family of diplomats and lawyers from Nicarag...

How's the standard of living in Panama?

How's the standard of living in Panama?

Personally, I have a very comfortable lifestyle here in Panama and better than what I had in the US, because in the US, my husband and I never had the money to travel, except to go see our kids or family because they ... Read more

Linda Jensen – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Linda JensenAlmost every morning my husband and sit on our patio and comment about...

How do I open up a bank account in Panama?

Panamá Bank Accounts   Panamá is one of the strongest banking centers in the world.  The banking laws in Panamá, are constantly changing, due to numerous i... Read more

Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Lourdes Townshend - Multimodal & Logistic Transports MagazineEven though I come from a family of diplomats and lawyers from Nicarag...

What are the worst reasons to retire to Panama?

What are the worst reasons to retire to Panama?

When you think about moving, especially in your "golden years," and even more specifically, if you are a "baby boomer," when all your memories of when you were growing up in a country wit... Read more

Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Lourdes Townshend - Multimodal & Logistic Transports MagazineEven though I come from a family of diplomats and lawyers from Nicarag...

What's the food and cuisine like in Belize?

What's the food and cuisine like in Belize?

Beware the uninitiated. Don't confuse Belize Rice and Beans with Belize Beans and Rice! The "rice and beans" concoction is cooked together, usually in coconut milk. Beans and rice are both cooked and... Read more

Candee Tremblay of Better in Belize Eco Village – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Candee Tremblay - Better in Belize Eco VillageGreetings from the foothills of the Maya Mountains in Western Belize! ...

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Beach Bicycle Cruising in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Beach Bicycle Cruising in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Here is a picture of my Barbie doll pink Beach Cruzer. She's only 6 months old, but she looks ancient. I've already had to replace a main spring bolt and tube in the front tire, and I haven't yet replaced ... Read more

Reliance Merritt – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Reliance MerrittMy name is Reliance. I'm a single, mature woman living in Ambergris Ca...

Manuel Baruco at the Intersection of the World in Panama

Manuel Baruco at the Intersection of the World in Panama

At the edge of the Atlantic, which a persuasive current has aided the migration of Europeans to cleave the Isthmus of Panama for the Canal, and now mid- stream central to the modern jet route along the north/south lat... Read more

Manuel Baruco of Dekel Development / ANDROMEDA OCEAN ESTATES / BLUE PLAYA VENAO / BELLAMAR – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Manuel Baruco - Dekel Development / ANDROMEDA OCEAN ESTATES / BDedicated, results oriented professional, with over 5 years of experie...

Of Myths, the Bard, and Moving Overseas: To Thine Own Self Be True

Of Myths, the Bard, and Moving Overseas: To Thine Own Self Be True

“Bless me, Father.  It has been ten years since my last confession.  Leastwise, that was when I committed the ‘sin’ of my exodus from Philadelphia, PA to the Promised Land of Belize.  You see, Father, t... Read more

Tyson Gardner of Moving to Belize: When Philadelphia Refinement Met Rustic Living in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Tyson Gardner - Moving to Belize: When Philadelphia Refinement A transplanted Southerner, Philadelphia is not only my adopted home, I...

A Guided Road Trip From the City to Pedasí, Azuero Peninsula, in the Republic of Panamá

A Guided Road Trip From the City to Pedasí, Azuero Peninsula, in the Republic of Panamá

Panamá has recently invested several million dollars in their road infrastructure, making it one of the most modern systems at least in Latin America, connecting the airport to the city via a beautiful highway 20... Read more

Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Lourdes Townshend - Multimodal & Logistic Transports MagazineEven though I come from a family of diplomats and lawyers from Nicarag...

Living Safely In Belize

Living Safely In Belize

I hear you are Belize bound.  Maybe I can help.  No, packing plates wasn’t what I had in mind.  Sorry.  Be of good cheer, though, that your porcelain will remain safely out of my CLUMSY hands. ... Read more

Tyson Gardner of Moving to Belize: When Philadelphia Refinement Met Rustic Living in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Tyson Gardner - Moving to Belize: When Philadelphia Refinement A transplanted Southerner, Philadelphia is not only my adopted home, I...

The Poetry and History of Patrizia Pinzon’s Casco Viejo

The Poetry and History of Patrizia Pinzon’s Casco Viejo

Patritzia Pinzon lives in the fabled city of Casco Viejo, the oldest quarter of Panama, where formerly neglected buildings are restored to their historic grandeur, and where Patrizia's active participati... Read more

Patrizia Pinzon of Arco Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Patrizia Pinzon - Arco PropertiesPassionate about Casco Viejo, history, urban gardening. Realtor and "C...

The Birth of a Classic: The First Flash Mob Line Dance In San Ignacio, Belize

The Birth of a Classic: The First Flash Mob Line Dance In San Ignacio, Belize

So how did this all start?   So there we were.  Bored, in the jungle, and getting jungle fever.  We were looking to socialize over beers, snacks, and music, all while working out an... Read more

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San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio, Belize

A bridge.  Some hills.  A river.  Interesting?  Taken individually, maybe not so much.  But wait!  If you can find all three together, then you almost have a match made in heaven.  I... Read more

Tyson Gardner of Moving to Belize: When Philadelphia Refinement Met Rustic Living in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Tyson Gardner - Moving to Belize: When Philadelphia Refinement A transplanted Southerner, Philadelphia is not only my adopted home, I...

Overcoming the 5 Big Obstacles to Retiring Abroad

Overcoming the 5 Big Obstacles to Retiring Abroad

After a year and a half of reading over 4,700 answers and 200 stories posted by the expat experts who contribute to Best Places, I've learned a thing or two.   Below is an article I... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places In The World To Retire – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Places In The World To RetireEven before I graduated with a degree economics at UC Santa Barbara, I...

Phil McGuigan and Other Heroes in Panama and Beyond

Phil McGuigan and Other Heroes in Panama and Beyond

Phil McGuigan has some stories to tell. In this interview, he recounts to Jet Metier about his ties to the man who eradicated malaria in the Canal Zone and about the time he wrestled the richest man in ... Read more

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Buying Real Estate In Panama

Buying Real Estate In Panama

Wow! You have just finished reading a local paper and you have seen 14 different 'Realtors' advertised!    How do you know which one to choose? Do you go for the one with the... Read more

Lorna Culnane of TRY PANAMA Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Lorna Culnane - TRY PANAMA Real EstateI moved to Panama early 2014 with my Husband and 11 year old son. I a...

Health Matters and the Change Has Been Good

Health Matters and the Change Has Been Good

It was two years ago, December 9, 2012 when we landed in Panama City. As excited as I was, the fact that I had bronchitis dampened that feeling a lot. Day two found us looking for yet another round of antibiotics. I b... Read more

Linda Jensen – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Linda JensenAlmost every morning my husband and sit on our patio and comment about...

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