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Expat Interviews

Interesting people from all over the world relocate to Panama.   Some move for the great weather, or new adventures and to reduce their costs of living.  To help you learn more about living in Panama, we interview people living in various areas in Panama.  Here are some video and audio interviews with expats who call Panama home:

James and Kelly live in Bocas del Toro on the Caribbean side of Panama. They purchased a property that is totally off-grid then transformed it into an organic eco-retreat called Misty Moonlight

The Western side of the Azuero is still pretty undiscovered.  Meet John and Anita who show off their incredible Ocean views and talk about moving to Panama 8 years ago.

Gwen is a Canadian who moved to Las Tablas.  She talks about what it’s like to live in Panama and has some very important advice at the end of the video:

Carol moved to Panama about a year ago.  Her previous video shows her house in Gurarare which is near Las Tablas.  Her new rental is in Playa Rompio with amazing Ocean views.  She’s paying $600 a month for a furnished two bedoom two bath house.  Carol walks you through her new rental so you can see what you can get for $600 a month at the beach in the Azuero Peninsula.

Sue and Bob talk about what it’s like to live in Pedasi where they rent a 2 bedrooms two bathroom house, that has a pool, for $650 a month.  It’s just a few kilometers to the beach.

Phil and Gloria live at Playa Uverito Beach on the eastern Azuero Peninsula.  It’s a super affordable area where you can rent a furnished one bedroom for less than $500, a two bedroom for $600 or a furnished three bedroom 2 bath house for $800

Judy owns an Amazing cat sanctuary close to Boquete Panama.  She takes care of unwanted cats and gives them a good life in the country.

Meet Teri Novak who lives in Boquete.  She’s actively involved with the Rotary Club and talks about the amazing things the Rotary does to help the people in the community.  The Rotary is always looking for new volunteers and donations to help accomplish their goals.

 

Meet Pryce, a 16 year old who moved to Panama when he was 11.   Pryce came on a Panama Relocation Tour with his parents when he was 10.  They moved to Playa Blanca when he was 11.  But there were no children for him to play with at Playa Blanca. The heat and humidity plus $150+ electric bills got old at Playa Blanca. So Pryce and his family moved to Boquete.  Since moving to Boquete, Pryce has immersed himself in the culture, made a lot of friends (mostly Panamanians), and become fluent in Spanish.  Watch his video to learn his advice for anyone moving to Panama:

Meet Ben who lives in the Volcancito area near Boquete.  He moved to Panama in 2007, built a house and also built an observatory.

 

Meet Dennis and Lenore who live in Boca Chica.  They purchased a house (with seller financing) just a few minutes walk to a beautiful beach:

Meet Carla Black who has lived in Volcan for 30 years

 

Meet Carol who lives at a beach community not far from Las Tablas

 

Meet Krstl who lives in Boquete

 

Meet John and Peggy who live in a rural community hear Dolega

Meet Trina who lives in a beautiful condo on the beach in Gorgona

 

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