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 of unspoiled beach and some development.

Fishing is the lifeline and primary source of income for locals here. Better known as the “Tuna Coast” of Panama, waters are filled with different varieties of fish. Sport fishing is very popular here, since you’re almost sure to have a great days fishing.

Another activity that has been gaining in popularity for the past few years is surfing. Surfers all around the world have discovered Playa Venao, a 30-minute drive to a great surfing beach. Playa Venao organized the World Surfing Championships in 2011 and 2012, making it one of the best surfing destinations in the Americas.

Visitors come too to enjoy the beaches, coral reefs, and panoramic seascapes. Experience a delightful underwater world in Isla Iguana Island where you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, beachcombing, swimming, and relaxing. It is just five minutes from the town, and El Arenal beach is the jumping point to a 20-minute boat ride to the island.

Pedasí Panama: A Friendly Haven for Expats of All Ages

Mireya Moscoso, Panama’s first female president, made a lot of contributions in improving the infrastructure of her hometown. When visiting Pedasí , the first thing you might notice is how clean the town is, and how they are all well-kept and painted in bright colors – thanks to all her efforts.

Pedasí is situated within the “Dry Arch” – the driest part of Panama with an average rainfall of only 1000 mm (39 inches) per year. Ocean breezes help keep the day time temperatures ranging from 22 to 33 C (73 to 93 F). Evenings are nice and cool.

The town offers all the necessary amenities you wish for. The recently opened Minsa-Capsi hospital in Pedasí offers most services along with a range of specialists. You can also find grocery stores, gas station and even a public library.

One of the main reasons why expats decide to move in Pedasí is safety. In Pedasí , you can find crime rate is very low. Locals and expats help each other, and they build strong relationships with one another.

Pedasí Panama: A Friendly Haven for Expats of All Ages
As of now, there are about 200 expats that reside in Pedasí area. These expats come from different corners of the world. The charm of Pedasí is attracting more and more families and retirees, like North Americans, who wish to live a simpler life. Although the rural feel of the town is not for everyone to enjoy, resident expats really love the place.

Pedasí is a perfect spot for ocean lovers. Scuba, snorkel, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, and other water sports- all can be found here.

Pedasí also offers a lot of great restaurants that are open all year round. Perhaps you can try the expat-owned Smiley’s restaurant, where you can see expats gather together to socialize and sometimes enjoy a bingo game.

Volunteering opportunities are also available in Pedasí , where a number of organizations willing to help you put your skills to work and help the locals.

If you want to explore a city and enjoy shopping, then Las Tablas and Chitré are just less than an hour drive.

You can find many affordable properties in and around Pedasí for rent or to purchase. Along with the numbers of expats moving to Pedasí , many new homes are being constructing. Expats prefer to build in this area due to the lot prices which are relatively low compared to other American countries.

It’s more than a tour . . it’s an experience.