"Panama is now where Costa Rica was ten years ago."
Again, we're at a loss as to where to start. In this case, perhaps the best way to start is to just jump in with a list.
• Panama is a democratic nation. Its political stability combined with a healthy, growing economy make the country as peaceful and abundant as the nature that embraces Bocas. The infamous General Manuel Noriega has been out of the country and out of power for over two decades now
• All foreign and national investors are guaranteed equal rights by law
• Panama is beautiful. This extraordinarily beautiful country offers a wide variety of residential venues including mountain, beach and city communities, and will please pleasure seekers of all tastes
• Panama is modern. The modern capital city, Panama City, with high-speed Internet, first rate hotels and restaurants and shopping, is almost on a par with the US. Panama has a reliable communications and road infrastructure due in part to the 90-year American presence in Panama
• Panama is incredibly affordable. The cost of living is a fraction of the United States
• Panama's currency is the US dollar
• Panama has a near perfect climate-Yearly average temperature: 27 Centigrade or 82 grades Fahrenheit. Rainy seasons from May to August and from November to January. Dry seasons from February to April and September and October. Bocas is surrounded by lush green primary forest. The beaches are long with white sand and the water is very clear and blue, so you can see the reef while you surf.
• Panama is retiree-friendly. Panama has one of the best retiree incentive program in the world.
• Panama is safe.
• Panama has medical facilities on par with the United States
• Panama is close to the United States from many major US cities as well as an increasing number of direct flights from major European cities.
• Retirement visa requirements are minimal.
• Foreigners can buy and own property in Panama enjoying the same rights and protections as Panamanians
• Panama City is one of Central America's most modern cities. Luxury hotels, fine restaurants, and a very cosmopolitan nightlife Panama City is the banking center for Central and South America, including the Caribbean.
• Panama has a tropical climate that is basically free from natural disasters. There are no hurricanes or tornadoes and it is not plagued by earthquakes like many of its central american neighbors, making diving to look for collectables from Spanish Galleons that were laden with treasure a delightfully safe experience.
#1 place to retire in the world
Panama also offers the world's best resident retiree program. If you're looking to retire, Panama should be at the top of your list. The Annual Global Retirement Index gave top honors to Panama for five years straight.
1st world infrastructure, 3rd world prices
Panama City is the most first-world city in this part of the world. This cosmopolitan city has all the amenities of "back home."
If you're looking for privacy, sanctuary, and tranquility from the madness that is raging elsewhere in the world, you could find no better. Panama is one of the world's premier "safe havens." In addition, property in Panama is extremely affordable.
Consider this fair warning: It's not too late for you to get in on the real estate deals in Panama. The prices are remarkably low, but they won't be this way forever.
Beautiful, Temperate and No Hurricanes
Storm watchers will be glad to know that Panama lies below the hurricane track, though occasionally a weak tropical depression will skirt the Caribbean coast. The high season is mid December-mid April, when it rains the least. Nonetheless, Panama, except for the highlands, is nearly always hot and humid (days in the 80s-90s F/28-37 C and nights not much cooler). With the aid of air-conditioning and sea breezes, Panama can be enjoyed all year, though it can rain as much as an inch a day during the May-November rainy season.
But as far is beauty is concerned, you will not find a more beautiful land. The variety is astounding. This is indeed paradise.
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