by Richard Detrich
The goal of the Panama Relocation Tour is to give folks who are considering relocating to Panama a boots-on-the-ground experience of Panama while visiting some of the primary areas that expats choose to call home. Some folks come having researched everything available, and others come with just a vague idea that they might like the adventure of living and/or retiring in Panama. We encourage folks to come early and explore some of the many touristy options in Panama City and then plan to stay late to explore in more depth areas that might interest them.
On this tour only one person found Panama City at all appealing, and that would be the restored Casco Viejo area. Several folks found the beach area of Coronado and surrounds and Bocas interesting. Two are already planning on staying in Boquete for 11 weeks to take Spanish lessons at Hable Ya. One couple really liked Volcan. Others are ready to call Boquete home. A few are just in the initial thinking stage. But all now have a good sense of whether or not Panama is for them.
A final farewell breakfast overlooking the ocean in Bocas. For the four who are returning to Boquete a chance to spend the morning exploring Bocas Town. Others are off on boats to snorkel and go to the beach. Schedules vary. But the rest are flying home from Bocas to Panama City and thence back to the States.