Maybe I was ready to be “taken” when I arrived in Panama to study Spanish ….but I sure didn’t think I’d be living there within the year. After being “liberated” from a position I thought I’d be in forever or at least until retirement, I suddenly had the “gift of time.” So why not have an adventure, learn a language, see the world? Panama is where I started. I found an inexpensive Spanish school that offered a home-stay with a Panamanian family and booked the flight. Three short weeks later I was hooked on this small country. I went back home put my house on the market in June, it sold in July and I moved to Boquete in September.
We’ve been tracking our living expenses since moving to Boquete so I thought I’d share them to give you a realistic picture of what it costs to live in Boquete.
There are many areas in Panama where you can live for much less. If you live near Coronado or Panama City, you’ll pay much more. [Read more…]
Even though I’ve been coming to Panama and doing tours 5-6 times a year for more than two years, I didn’t move here full time until one year ago.
After each tour, I’d stay an extra week to explore the Boquete area more. I studied the information at www.BoqueteWeather.com to determine which areas got the most and least rainfall. There are many different micro-climates in the Boquete area. If you’re not careful, you’ll be living in the clouds most of the time and have little sunshine and more rain than other areas. [Read more…]