What Are All the Holidays in November in Panama?
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What Are All the Holidays in November in Panama?

Panama and its people love their holidays, and they seem to group them from March – April with Carnival and November with Independence Day. It is Independence Month in November, with five national holidays to celebrate. Government offices, banks, and many services are closed, but restaurants and retail remain open. The streets are lined with…

Why are People Moving to Panama Now?
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Why are People Moving to Panama Now?

This article was updated October 24, 2021 We get asked this question a lot, and yes, over the last five years, the popularity of the reasons has changed a bit, but the top 5 reasons remain the same, with an additional major reason, number six. In the previous year, since Panama’s re-opening, we have seen…

Buena Vista, Chiriquí is Just Our Little Slice of Heaven
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Buena Vista, Chiriquí is Just Our Little Slice of Heaven

This week Oscar and Megan sat down for another expat interview with their good friend, David, to interview him about what it is like to live in Buena Vista, Panama. Buena Vista is located in the Chiriquí Highlands. It is situated just 30 minutes south of Volcan, and 30 minutes north of Bugaba. The town…

Panama is Re-Opening to Tourists on October 12, 2020

Panama is Re-Opening to Tourists on October 12, 2020

After 5 long months, the Panama Government has announced its re-opening schedule. The translation is below. SUMMARY OF THE PANAMANIAN GOVERNMENT REOPENING PLAN (ACCORDING TO THE NEWSPAPER LA PRENSA, RELEASED OF AUGUST 25, 2020): September 7: the construction industry and related activities (engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, moving and carrying services), and the Panama Pacific Special…

Working and Starting a Business in Panama – Part Three

Working and Starting a Business in Panama – Part Three

The Digital Nomad Life and the Gig Economy in Panama In part three of this series, we will discuss online work, and the gig economy here in Panama.  Online work has become a very popular way for people to make extra money or a full-time income.  I personally moved here in 2011, at 46 years…

Working and Starting a Business in Panama – Part Two
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Working and Starting a Business in Panama – Part Two

Starting a Business in Panama Part two of this three part series on working and doing business in Panama, will address doing business in Panama, from traditional storefront type business. Doing business in Panama is not difficult, as I see so many people discuss on online forums and Facebook groups. It is actually quite simple,…

Working and Starting a Business in Panama – Part One of Three
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Working and Starting a Business in Panama – Part One of Three

Finding a Job in Panama Panama is one of the world’s most popular “move to” destinations and not just for retirees anymore. It is popular for many reasons, like weather, central location with a major airport hub, stable economy with a currency pegged to the US dollar, territorial taxation system, and most important, the ease…