Explore David Panama

He’s back! In this video, Jorge shares information about David, Panama, including shopping, farmer’s markets, hospitals, transportation, housing options, and proximity to the beach. He also shares information about a town 10 minutes north of David, Los Algarrobos, where you can rent a nice house for about $500! And you’ll get to visit the La Barquete beach community which is only 40 minutes from David.

David has a lot to offer. David should be on your radar if you prefer warmer weather and plenty of amenities nearby!

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David, the capital of Chiriquí Province in western Panama, is a vibrant and rapidly growing city known for its welcoming atmosphere and strategic location. Living in David offers a unique blend of urban conveniences and close proximity to stunning natural landscapes. The city is well-equipped with modern amenities, including shopping centers, supermarkets, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions.

The cost of living in David is relatively affordable compared to Panama City. Housing costs are lower, with a range of options from modest apartments to spacious houses in suburban neighborhoods. Utilities, groceries, and transportation are also reasonably priced.

Public transportation is widely available, with buses and taxis providing easy access to different parts of the city and surrounding areas. Additionally, David’s modern infrastructure, including reliable internet and telecommunications services, supports a comfortable lifestyle for residents.

David’s location makes it an ideal base for exploring the natural beauty and outdoor activities that Chiriquí Province has to offer. Just a short drive away is Boquete, a picturesque mountain town famous for its coffee plantations, hiking trails, and cool climate. The Baru Volcano National Park is another major attraction, offering challenging hikes and breathtaking views from Panama’s highest peak. For beach enthusiasts, the nearby Pacific coast features beautiful beaches like Las Lajas and Boca Chica, perfect for swimming, fishing, and water sports.

The city itself hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, reflecting the rich traditions of the region. Local markets and fairs provide opportunities to enjoy fresh produce, artisanal goods, and traditional Panamanian cuisine. With its combination of urban amenities, affordable living, and access to both mountains and beaches, David is an attractive destination for those looking to experience the best of Panama.


We offer Private Tours of David and the surrounding area.

A Private Tour is customized to see and do the things that are important to you. They are typically 1-2 day tours for up to two people and include airport pick up, transportation during the tour, lunch, and a very knowledgeable tour guide. Prices are about $250 a day, depending on your itinerary

During a Private Tour, you can:

* See rentals in your budget
* Learn about different neighborhoods
* Meet an immigration lawyer
* Visit a hospital
* Talk to an insurance broker
* Check the price and availability of medications
* See shopping available
* or anything else you are interested in

Learn more about Private Tours HERE.

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Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

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