The Kuna People of the San Blas Islands
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The Kuna People of the San Blas Islands

In the Caribbean Sea, off the north coast of the Isthmus of Panama, lies the San Blas Archipelago, an exquisite collection of tropical islands. The Archipelago comprises of approximately of 360 low-lying islands, including sixty which are home to the Kuna people – an indigenous group of Panama and Colombia. The Kuna (also Cuna) Indians…

Panama From Chaos to Excellence
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Panama From Chaos to Excellence

When you talk about Panama, most people will probably think about its grand canal. Perhaps they’ll also be reminded of the brutal military dictatorship of Manuel Noriega in 1980’s. Or maybe the more recent scandal of the Panama Papers. Or the famous wide brimmed Panama Straw Hat that actually originated in Ecuador. But Panama’s true…

The Economy in Panama Today (2018)
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The Economy in Panama Today (2018)

This article was written on November 12, 2018  There is a newer version of this article, The Economy in Panama Today (2023) HERE Introduction Prior to the international financial crisis that plunged the entire world into economic turmoil, the Panamanian economy was one of the highest in the industrialized world, in terms of growth rate….

Pedasí Panama: A Friendly Haven for Expats of All Ages
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Pedasí Panama: A Friendly Haven for Expats of All Ages

Pedasí is located at the South Eastern tip of the Azuero Peninsula, in Los Santos province of Panama, on the Pacific Ocean. It is a small sleepy town with residents of around 2,500. The place is surrounded by rich green pastures and grazing cattle. A 10-minute drive to the ocean, you will discover a stretch…

The Climate in Panama, Temperature, Rain and Micro-Climates
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The Climate in Panama, Temperature, Rain and Micro-Climates

Panama is a country in Central America, located between Costa Rica and Colombia, with tropical maritime climate – hot, humid, and cloudy; a prolonged rainy season (May through to December) and a short dry season (January through to April). Geographically Panama is a narrow bridge of land that connects North and South America. This results…

Retire in Santa Fe, Panama
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Retire in Santa Fe, Panama

Overview: Santa Fe is one of the several major mountain towns in Panama. Besides its iconic towering hills and green country highlands in the Veraguas Province, Santa Fe is also famous for its friendly residents as well as traditionally-styled houses comprising minimalist-spaced boasting pastel-colored walls, and wooden angled roofs. The total population here is about…

Retire in  Las Tablas, Panama, a Humble, Frugal, and Interesting Lifestyle
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Retire in Las Tablas, Panama, a Humble, Frugal, and Interesting Lifestyle

Tucked away near the Pacific coastline is the little unassuming town of Las Tablas. The town is located in an area that is predominantly involved in farming activities. It’s also an interesting and inviting tourist destination where visitors and locals engage in various activities such as swimming and sports fishing. Though it looks like a…