Panama is an amazing country. I love living in Panama, and I think you will too!
But there are some things that I do NOT like about Panama.
It’s time to discuss things that will probably frustrate you and things you’ll need to adjust to if you want to survive in Panama!
Listen to the replay of the “Things I Do Not Like About Panama!”
Here’s the consolidated list (for more details, listen to the call)
1. I don’t like that there is not enough parking at many businesses. A restaurant can have seating for 50 people but only 4 parking spaces (if you’re lucky). Don’t even think about going to a grocery store on the 1st or the 15th of the month. That’s when Panamanians get paid, there will be no parking.
2. I don’t like that Panama allows the Ngobe Indians to block the PanAmerican Highway and other roads. It should be against the law! The PanAmerican Highway is the only road to get across Panama.
3. I don’t like that Panama discriminates. They has never done this until the pandemic. Vaccinated people have one set of rules. Unvaccinated people have a different set of rules coming into Panama. And in 2022, Panama will only allow vaccinated people to enter fairs, music festivals, sporting events, and some restaurants.
5. I don’t like that the potholes on auxiliary roads never seem to get fixed. They patch them, then a month later they are full of potholes again.
6. I forgot to mention this one. I don’t like the new visa rules which make it harder for non-retirees to move to Panama unless they have at least $200,000.