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To Rent A Car Or Not To Rent A Car?

If you are considering relocating to Panama, either for retirement or business, it’s very important you experience a physical visit before making a commitment. When people tell me they have done enough

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Satellite image hurricane

No Hurricanes. No Earthquakes. No Volcanic Eruptions.

“I want to visit Panama but not during high season,” came the first comment. “I was all set for November and then realized it would be hurricane season,” was the second. “I always have bad luck

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Royal Palm Gorgona

Royal Palm Getting Ready for Residents [Update + Video]

Royal Palm, the twin-towered residential complex under construction in Nueva Gorgona, is currently on schedule and is expected to begin accepting new residents in the first quarter of 2018. Individuals

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You Haven’t Tasted Panamanian Food Until You Get Here

“I wasn’t exactly thrilled when my husband came home and announced we’d be moving to Panama,” said the woman who had just gotten off a direct flight from Chicago to Tocumen International Airport

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Playa Bonita Residences Panama

A Little More Inventory Would Be Nice!

I’m not sure what I expected once the Presidential elections were completed in the United States. Like the rest of the world, I stood a bit in shock when Donald Trump declared victory. Almost no one

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Royal Palm Nueva Gorgona

Royal Palm. Absolute Beachfront, Absolutely Spectacular. [Update + Video]

The twin towers of the luxury beach-front Royal Palm condominium complex continues to meet and surpass construction deadlines with projections for first units to be delivered by December 2017.  Construction

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Town Centre Costa Del Este the New heart of Panama

New Concept, Extraordinary Potential

I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t totally excited about the new developments in Costa del Este. It really is on fire. However, there are so many different and fascinating elements to the overall

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Panama and Ecuador flag

Is Ecuador All You Really Need?

I knew exactly when the Ecuadorean Ministry of Tourism’s global campaign hit the North American market, because my phone started ringing. I could almost hear their catchy rendition of the Beatles’

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footprints in sand water

Does It Just Seem As Though We Are Standing Still?

There are some days when I think I’ll never be able to put the phone down. It’s always fun having inquiries from all over the world, but the time differences sometimes make it difficult to put the

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Royal Palm drawings pencil

Pre-construction Pricing Can Mean Profit, But Do The Research

I’m the first to admit it takes a bit of courage to invest in something which is little more than a model of what a new home might look like, along with fancy pictures and lavish copy promising stunning

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View Parque Central Costa Del Este

Costa del Este: Building on Success

Over the past decade, I have watched the Panamanian real estate market boom, lag and then boom again. Around 2009 it was widely felt that Panama City hotel rooms, offices and residential units would stand

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