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Meet Phil and Gloria! Phil, a Canadian, came to Panama for a vacation in 2006. He fell in love with Panama’s natural beauty and affordable prices. He bought a beach front house and has lived in Panama ever since. He met Gloria, from Colombia, about five years ago and they have been a perfect pair ever since. They live in Playa Uverito which is a small and affordable beach community about 10 minutes outside of Las Tablas in the Azuero Peninsula. When Phil moved to Panama, he started a hobby of carving driftwood. You’ll get to see some of his amazing work in this video and learn more about living in paradise at Playa Uverito.
In the video, Phil and Gloria talk about what day-to-day life is like living in the eastern Azuero Peninsula! You’ll be amazed!
In this area you can rent a furnished one bedroom across from the beach for as little as $400 -$500. Get a furnished two bedroom for $600 a month or a 3 bedroom two bath for $800 per month.
We’re now offering Private Tours in specific areas around Panama. These are 2-3 day tours with just your family so it’s a safer way to explore Panama.
Phil is one of our Private Tour Guides for the Azuero. To book a tour Private Tour with Phil, learn more about living in that area and see rentals in the area,CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ABOUT PRIVATE TOURS
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If you’d love to check out Panama but not comfortable with a group tour because of the pandemic, you will love our new Private Tours! During the September 26th conference call, we revealed our new Private Tours in Panama. These tours are for specific towns or areas and only cost $200 per tour per day. That price is per tour, NOT per person, so it’s a bargain! Private tours are only 1-2 people on the tour plus the tour guide so it’s a safer environment than a group tour.. at least for now.
We recommend that you take at least two days for a private tour to explore the area that could be your new home. The private tour guides we work with know every square inch of the areas where they live so they can help you explore the area and discover the perfect place to live.
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Listen to the replay of the conference call to learn more about private tours which will be available starting October 12th when Panama opens their borders to tourists.
After the private tour information, this was a two house Q & A Conference call. We have a record 457 people on the live call with a lot of great questions.. and answers! I guarantee you’ll learn something new about living in Panama when you listen to this call.
With so many people planning to move to Panama and looking for a rental, I thought you could use some advise from a pro! So, I asked my friend Elaine Hayes to write an article about renting in Panama. She has lived in Panama five years and moved TEN times. She’s uniquely qualified to advise you about what to do and what not to do too. She and her husband Don have made every mistake in the book. Read this article and follow her advise to avoid making costly mistakes.
Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Elaine and my husband Don and I decided to retire in Panama in 2015. Before I begin, I want to stress to you that we will always live in Panama. For us, it is the best place on earth and there are wonderful places to live where you will be so happy and retire in paradise! But this article is letting you know the mistakes we have made, so hopefully we can prevent others from making the same. I have lived in some great places and made a lot of mistakes! Don and I have moved 10 times in 5 years. We are pro’s at moving! So here is my story:
I always prided myself on doing my research. I researched the entire world when it came to deciding where to retire. I researched where other expats lived, the money exchange, the crime, the weather, the language. We picked Panama because it checked out all the boxes and we have never regretted our decision. But one thing I did not research was how to go about renting a place in a foreign country. It’s something so new to most expats. For instance, most of the rental places for expats here are furnished. Completely furnished, with everything you will need just to move in with your clothes. A rental will come with kitchen appliances; pots, pans, silverware, plates, bowls. It will be equipped with towels and bedding. You will have a TV and may have a washer and dryer included. Most of us have owned homes in the countries that we have lived in, or if we have rented, we knew the ins and outs of what to do and not to do. But doing all of that in another country is different. So, I am here to gladly tell you my story. I can help you with your research. Panama is a wonderful country to live in, and renting is definitely the key. You can always buy a house or apartment once you get the lay of the land. But renting is the only way to go when you first arrive. So here are some “dos and don’ts” that I have learned from experience! I will give you a list first, and then explain in the next paragraphs some of our specific experiences!
-GO AND INSPECT THE PLACE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE LIVING. INSPECT EVERYTHING YOURSELF, DO NOT RELY ON THE LANDLORD TO TELL YOU THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE (DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING). DON’T RENT A PLACE BY JUST RELYING ON THE INTERNET PHOTOS.
–ASK AND VERIFY – MAKE A LIST OF WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU – HOT WATER IN THE KITCHEN, WASHER AND OR DRYER, HOT WATER ON DEMAND. ALSO DECIDE WHAT YOU CONSIDER YOUR “DEAL BREAKERS”. VIEWS, WALKING DISTANCE TO STORES AND RESTAURANTS? YOU NEED TO PERSONALLY CHECK THE HOUSE AND THE SURROUNDINGS OUT FOR YOURSELF!).
–CHECK OUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD – (ARE THERE BARKING DOGS AND CHICKENS CLOSE BY? IS THERE TIMES WHERE THE AREA YOU LIVE IN ARE GOING TO BE LOUDER AT TIMES THAN OTHERS?)
–DOES A GARDNER COME WITH THE RENTAL? HOW OFTEN DOES HE COME – (SOME PLACES HAVE SOMEONE COME A FEW TIMES A MONTH, AND SOME COME A FEW TIMES A YEAR.)
–TALK TO NEIGHBORS. SEE HOW THEY LIKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD. GET THEIR ADVICE.
-DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE IN PANAMA, THE LOCATION OF THE SUNRISE/SUNSET MAY BE VERY IMPORTANT. LIVING ON THE OCEAN IS WONDERFUL, BUT BE AWARE WHERE THE AFTERNOON SUN WILL BE IN YOUR RENTAL. DO YOU WANT THE SUN TO BE BEATING DOWN IN YOUR LIVING ROOM? ARE THERE BLACK OUT CURTAINS THAT YOU CAN SHUT WHEN THE SUN IS AT ITS HOTTEST? WHEN YOUR LIVING ROOM GETS TO BE A SAUNA, WHERE THE SUN IS LOCATED AT WHAT TIME BECOMES VERY IMPORTANT.
–REALIZE WHEN YOU BUY SOMETHING, YOU WILL HAVE TO MOVE IT. BUYING AN OUTDOOR GRILL IS WONDERFUL. BUT JUST KNOW THAT WHEN YOU HAVE TO MOVE, YOU WILL HAVE TO MOVE YOUR GRILL AS WELL. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED HOW MUCH YOU ACCUMULATE.
Don’t Do This!
Now for the story of what Don and I did when we were still in the States. I was scrolling the internet and saw a cute house that was close to the town we wanted to live in. The pictures looked so nice, and the location seemed perfect! It was a fellow expat that owned it, so naturally I trusted him with no questions asked. He wanted first month, last month rent with a security deposit. He was willing to sign a 3-month lease. That appealed to my husband and I. If we didn’t like it, we had 3 months to find another house or apartment! We sent him the money using a wire transfer, and we were set! We sold everything we owned, kept 5 suitcases and a chihuahua to take with us, and off we went to start our new adventure! [Read more…]