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The Best Burger Joints in Panama

If you haven’t caught on yet, Panama City is in the midst of Burger Week! Lucky for us, Burger ‘Week’ actually lasts a full 20 days and during this time burger joints across …

Schools in San Francisco, Panama City: What Are Your Options?

There are plenty of considerations one must take into account when it comes to choosing where to live within a given city. Proximity to work, safety, walkability, and nearby busine…

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Panama City

Tourism in Panama offers a little bit of everything given all of the incredible sites, outdoor activities, culture, and cuisine that our country has to offer. Luckily, we have many…

13 Unmissable Brunch Locations in Panama City

There’s nothing quite as synonymous with a relaxing weekend as brunch. In fact, it’s the only meal of the day exclusively reserved for Saturday and Sunday mornings. While brunc…

Health and Medical Care in Pedasi, Panama: What to Expect?

For years, the Republic of Panama has ranked as a top destination to retire. While an abundance of information can be found on retiring in Panama City and places such as Coronado a…

Carnival 2019 Our Guide to Celebrating in Panama

There are some life experiences you can only understand by experiencing them. Participating in Carnival in Panama is one of those. No matter how many people describe what Carnival …

Myth busted! 7 Misconceptions Expats Have About Panama

Anyone who’s ever traveled or lived abroad knows spending time in a new country is bound to come with surprises. No matter how much you research or how much you think you know ab…

Panama Real Estate: What to Expect When You Land

If you’re moving to Panama and are considering buying a home here, congratulations! Not only is this a beautiful place to live and work, but also one that offers tons of exciting…

Find your Perfect Property Match This Valentine’s

When it comes to shopping for property, everyone wants to find the perfect match. The fact of the matter, though, is finding the property of your dreams in a location you love for …

Find Your Match! 10 Romantic Restaurants Perfect For Date Night

Date Night! A wonderful evening to splurge on a special meal with your special someone and Panama City has plenty of delicious restaurants that are worthy of a special occasion. Bu…

The ULTIMATE Guide to Food Shopping in Panama

There’s plenty to get used to when it comes to living in a new country. The language, transportation, and cultural customs all tend to require some navigating and flexibility. An…

Panama’s New Property Tax: Everything You Need to Know

A new year is a great time for new changes. Whether you’re mixing up your office routine or trying out a new hobby, January is synonymous with trying new things. The most relevan…

Decision Making: Buying Old vs. Buying New in Panama

Whether you’ve recently moved to Panama or have been here for a while, if you plan on staying more than a few years you probably want to consider investing in real estate. In Pan…

Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s in Panama

New Year’s Eve in Panama is always a fun occasion to welcome the year ahead with friends and family. Luckily, Panama City has plenty of options for where to celebrate in style. W…

Dangers of Buying a Home Without A Real Estate Agent in Panama

No one ever wants to say “I told you so” but too often in the real estate world, agents are left wishing buyers had taken their advice from the get go. The number one issue we …

We Reveal Our Panama Real Estate Predictions for 2019

And just like that, 2018 is behind us. This new year is likely to come with new trends when it comes to Panama’s economy and real estate market. One of the tricky things about pr…

Cinta Costera: Your Leisure Destination in Panama City

The Cinta Costera is THE place to get your workout on in Panama City. Fondly referred to as “The Cinta,” The Cinta Costera is the city’s beautiful waterfront boulevard, loved…

The Ultimate List of Pedasi’s Best Beaches

One of the things that expats tend to love most about Panama is the ability to find destinations that are still relatively untouched by large scale tourism. With over 1,500 miles o…

Moving to Panama: How to Choose the Right School

One of the most important considerations for expatriates with children who move to Panama is choosing the right school. After all, what’s more important than your child’s educa…

El Cangrejo: 10 Drool Worthy Restaurants Worth a Visit

Whether you’re a Panamanian native, relocated expat, or first time tourist, Panama City’s food scene has something for everyone. Panama’s local cuisine is filled with bright …

Pensionado Visa: Your Guide to Retirement in Panama

An increasing number of people are choosing to spend their retirement years in Panama. Perhaps the main reason why Panama is such an attractive retiree destination is the governmen…

10 Fine Dining Restaurants You Have To Try In Panama

One of the best things about Panama, is that there’s something for everyone. This is reflected in Panama’s landscapes, neighborhoods, and even the food. When dining out, there …

Nicaragua’s on the brink. Panama’s on the rise. What gives?

Five months after mass protests broke out in Nicaragua, the country is on the fastest downward slide toward anarchy, poverty and mass migration in recent history. Considered to be …

What does 2019 have in store for Panama?

President Varela is confident he’ll end his term on a high note — we’d call the 7% forecasted GDP growth for 2019 high too. So, let’s take stock of where Panama is toda…

Moratorium on Panama Real Estate Taxes Extended

The news is finally out. After months of back and forth on what (not) to include, Panama’s National Assembly passed Law 49, extending the amnesty on penalties and interest on bac…

Economic News: Banking Sector Innovation, 4th Canal Bridge + More

Taking a step back from the headlines first to look at general trends, September featured some interesting reports about Panama’s financial sector. On the back of 18% growth in p…

China in Panama: high-speed rail, mega infrastructure news + more

The feasibility study for the US$5.5 billion high-speed rail megaproject linking Panama City to Chiriqui province is now in its final stretch. The field data’s in and the report …

Panama society: wins for environmentalists and more

Read about some of the news shaping public opinion and everyday life in Panama, including some monumental wins for environmentalists and a game-changer app for the hearing impaired…

Panama economic roundup: latest infrastructure, Canal, tax news

In infrastructure news, the construction of the third bridge over the Canal is nearing its final stretch. The east and west sides of the Atlantic Bridge are now joined together, re…

China in Panama: FTA Update, Tourism and Cruise News

You’re in the right place if you want to get the latest developments in Panama-China relations. On the tourism front, Panama’s tour operators are landing in China. As of mid-Au…

Panama’s Beach Corridor: Construction Update

It’s happening. The official plans to expand the so-called Corredor de las Playas (Beach Corridor) section of the Pan-American Highway between La Chorrera and San Carlos are out …

Panama Economic Update July 2018

There’s nothing like a new free trade agreement to get excited about the general direction Panama’s heading in, right? Panama and China opened free trade talks this month in Be…

Here’s What You Told Us: Results of the Pedasi Property Personality Test

Two months ago we asked you to take the Pedasi Property Personality Test. Nearly 200 of you responded. The results should be clear in your inboxes: property searches matched to you…

Panama Beach Webinar: Take the first step to a new life

You asked. We delivered. In our recent Beach Webinar on June 30, we fielded over a hundred questions on how to take the plunge and make the big move to one of Panama’s famed beac…

7 Reasons Pedas Is the Ideal Destination for Retirees

For several years in a row, the Republic of Panama has ranked No. 1 in Gallup’s Global Well-Being Index and been named as one of the top-rated destinations to retire. While t…

Webinar: Take The Guesswork Out Of Moving To Panama’s Beaches

Are you thinking about living near one of Panama’s pristine beaches, but not sure where to start? Are your questions piling up but you’re not finding the answers on how you sho…

What does a Panama Real Estate Attorney do for you?

We’ve worked with a number of real estate attorneys in Panama over the years. So you know what to expect ahead of the game, here’s a comprehensive checklist of what they sh…

Panama Economy Update: Canal, Tourism, Logistics News & More

April brought another month of strong activity across diverse sectors in Panama. In Canal news, demand is starting to catch up to capacity for LNG shipments. On its way to Japan, t…

China in Panama News

As the China-US trade dispute continued to escalate, President Varela winked at China at the Summit of the Americas last month. In a not-so-subtle nod to Beijing, he stated that co…

The International Fair Azuero

Come and celebrate the Azuero fair in the town of Los Santos near Chitre. Besides the usual fun, feasts and games for the whole family, it’s a cultural experience: witness your f…

Panama’s Economy Keeps Building on Momentum

As we reported in our previous newsletters, Panama’s economy has been building momentum. With growth up for the first month of the year at 4.6% (year-on-year) coming mostly from …

Economic News Sets Panama Off On Strong Path For 2018

February brought some exciting economic news to Panamanian shores, starting the new year off on a solid setting. Here are some of the highlights. Wrapping Up 2017 On A Strong Note …

Guess who’s the best credit in Latin America?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fairest Latin credit of them all? You guessed it as of January, Panama overtook Chile as the darling of bond investors. You could say i…

Panama’s Airline sees potential for direct flight partnership with Air China

As Panama expects more business and leisure travelers from China, a codeshare flight agreement is in the works between Copa Airlines and Air China. The talks between the two airlin…

Panama International Film Festival, April 5 11

The 7th Panamanian International Film Festival (IFF) is back. Block your calendars from April 5 to 11, as we just got a sneak peek at the program and it’s looking fantastic and m…

What Panama’s New Embassy Means for China-Panama Relations

Big news is in the making on the Panama-China front. Just five months after breaking diplomatic ties with Taiwan, President Varela paid his first state visit and raised the Panaman…

Panama City’s massive infrastructure projects fit like a puzzle

The four major works headlining Panama’s infrastructure news will have a big impact on easing congestion and improving the lives of thousands of daily commuters. Read how they fi…

Panama Announces Property Tax Changes for 2019

Big savings are in the works for homeowners in Panama following the passage of possibly the most important real estate tax reforms in the last four decades. While the new tax rates…

Shopping in Coronado: no need to head to Panama City

These days, you can find anything and everything you’d need in Coronado — it’s a welcome change from days of yore (read: five years ago), when you had to head to Panama City …

Our favorite Coronado restaurants and happy hour spots

Coronado is Panama’s happy hour capital. Check out expat favorite Picasso’s on Wednesdays and Saturdays for live music and to meet the newest residents, or head to Loco’s…

How to become a part of the Coronado community

Coronado has a busy social scene with book clubs, Spanish lessons, bocce ball clubs, mahjong and more to get you involved. Given its large retired and semi retired expat community,…

Coronado Chillin’ — the ultimate in relaxing beaches, spas and resorts

It’s no wonder that Coronado was built where it was. There’s something for every taste along the string of beautiful beaches in the surrounding area. In Coronado itself, the be…

How to live an active outdoor lifestyle in Coronado year round

We can’t think of what Coronado doesn’t offer expats by way of an active, outdoor lifestyle. Think of excellent surfing, deep sea fishing, stand-up paddling, kite-boarding, bea…

Panama China Update September 2017

Since establishing diplomatic relations earlier in the year, China has been in the news in Panama on an almost daily basis. Take for example this weeks announcement that the two na…

Eyeing China, Panama’s Doors Are Wide Open

Since Panama and China established diplomatic relations earlier this summer, the two countries have moved swiftly to open up new communications channels, and, you guessed it, tra…

Going Greener: A Facelift For Urraca Park and Cinta Costera

Urraca Park, one of Panama City’s oldest green spaces, is getting spruced up in a $2.1 million revitalization project. And if you live anywhere near Panama City’s center core, …

[Infographic] Balboa Avenue Illustrated: Life In 20 Pictures

Have you ever wondered what living on Balboa Avenue is like? We designed this infographic to show you what life is all about along Balboa Avenue. Explore the famous Fish Market and…

[VIDEO] Do you know Balboa Avenue in Panama City?

Here is a sneak peek of our Balboa Avenue guide video, for you to enjoy. …

[VIDEO] Complete Guide of Balboa Avenue, Panama City!

Balboa Avenue is what you can know as the center of the city in Panama. Surely, you will love living here. …

AirMail Panama? Good Luck

If receiving stuff by mail is important for you or your business (Amazon packages and the like), be prepared: it’s a challenge, no matter where you go in Panama (or the region, f…

Choosing Your Healthcare On Balboa Avenue in Panama City

Balboa Avenue has excellent healthcare options, from private clinics and specialists to comprehensive hospital care, dentists and pharmacies. Balboa Avenue is home to Mi Clinica Ho…

Culture-Vulture In Casco Viejo, Panama City’s Colonial Quarter

Dip into history in Casco Viejo, the city’s beautiful colonial quarter, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. A short walk away from Balboa Avenue, Casco Viejo’s col…

Balboa Avenue: The City’s Top Dining Scene

Hands down, Balboa Avenue has the best dining scene in the city. And the options are literally endless. Choose between a dizzying array of world-class restaurants overlooking the P…

Balboa Avenue: Fitness, Spas and Pampering

If you didn’t get enough of a fitness fix on the Cinta Costera, there are plenty of options left (some pretty exotic) to find just the right fit for you along Balboa Avenue. The …

Balboa Avenue: Latin America’s Shopping Paradise

As you or your wallet might have gathered by now, Panama is a shoppers haven and a hub for shopaholics from all over Latin America, given its competitive tariffs, V…

Balboa Avenue: Get Your Groceries Done Right

No surprise, Balboa Avenue is a pretty ideal place for grocery shopping in Panama City. The Riba Smith supermarket chain the best in the city offers a wide selectio…

Is Balboa Avenue Great For Kids? You Bet It Is!

The hype for adults is obvious, but Balboa Ave is also a great option for raising kids in the heart of the city. It’s one of the safest parts of town and its daycares, pre-K opti…

[VIDEO] Things to do in Balboa Avenue, Panama City

Balboa Avenue, in Panama City, has a little of everything at your fingertips. …

10 Things You’ll Love About Living On Balboa Avenue

You’re at the heart of it all when you’re on Balboa Avenue. A short walk from Calle 50 and the Banking District, Balboa Avenue is a place to see and be seen. It’s where the m…

[Panama Essentials] SiempreEventos DeGustaPanama and Delicentro

There are a few essential websites that most of us who live in Panama are already familiar with which all visitors should be aware of. The first is www.SiempreEventos.com, designed…

Experience El Cangrejo Like a Local

El Cangrejo is one of the city’s liveliest neighborhoods and is famous for its hotels, nightlife, casinos, and cafe culture. We shot this short video to give our readers a look a…

A Weekend at Bocas del Toro’s Red Frog Beach Villas

Sunset cocktails. Sunrise beach walks. Private villas. Water taxis. To me, these words paint the quintessential Caribbean experience in Panama, and nothing says Caribbean Pan…

Panama’s Pensionado Visa How To Qualify And Then Live It Up

Did you ever think you’d grow up to be a Panamanian pensioner? Well, whether you’ve been weighing the pros and cons for a while or it just fell on your radar, here are some hel…

Panama’s Visa Shake-Up an Updated Guide to Visas and Residency

Seemingly big changes to visas and temporary residency permits were announced by Panama, the latest this March. None, however, have a big impact on how residency is ultimately gran…

Getting around in Panama City

So you’ve moved to Panama City, specifically the beautiful and central neighborhood of El Cangrejo. Next step- figuring out how to get around. Though it seems like every local Pa…

Evaluating the Difference: Private vs. Public Schools in Panama

Looking for the right school for your children in a foreign country can be a challenge. You want your child to integrate into the society, but you don’t want them to miss out on …

Raising Kids in El Cangrejo

We raised our families in El Cangrejo and can truly say it’s great for kids, with a host of options from bilingual daycares all the way through to excellent high schools. Parqu…

Your Health in El Cangrejo: Clinics, Hospitals & Pharmacies

El Cangrejo is home to Clinica Einstein, where world-class specialists are available six days a week, with no appointment required. An extensive check-up (30 minutes) costs you und…

Sports & Outdoors in El Cangrejo: Choose Your Own Adventure

Parque Andres Bello is a hub of activity for all ages it hosts kids’ sports clubs, zumba, yoga, tai-chi classes, has nature paths and jogging trails, as well as pick-up baske…

El Cangrejo at Night: The Top 7 Entertainment & Nightlife Spots

El Cangrejo is dotted with bars and pubs, live music venues, as well as theaters, nightclubs and casinos. To sample Panama’s budding microbrewery scene, check out Istmo Brew Pub …

A Perfect Saturday in El Cangrejo

10:00am Start the day with brunch at Mentiritas Blancas, where coffee is serious business and you can choose to savour it with home-made local pastries or empanadas. 11:00am Head…

The Best of the Best: Grocery Shopping in El Cangrejo

El Cangrejo has a big U.S.-style grocery store within a short walking distance in the form of Pricesmart (the equivalent of Costco), but you’ll find higher quality options at Cas…

Stay at Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Downtown Panama City

Planning a trip to Panama City? Come stay at the Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino (Marriott) downtown, where we’re offering great rates for friends of Panama Equity. Whether it’s…

Panama International Film Festival 2017

We are so, so excited that Panama will be hosting for the sixth year in a row the International Film Festival. There are a number of fantastic films that will be shown this year,…

Tech Conference in Panama Aimed at Disruption

Fellow Expat and friend of Panama Equity Bryan Bogensberger is organizing another first for Panama: A conference bringing some of the best and brightest in the tech industry to Pan…

Healthcare in Panama: How to find the best insurance plan that meets your needs, and your budget

Getting hurt is never a good thing, whether you’re traveling or at home, which is why health insurance in Panama is critical for pretty much everyone. Illness and injury can be a…

What to do in (and around) Panama City for an outdoor adventure!

There are so many things to do in Panama City, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether it’s shopping, sightseeing, live music, or wining and dining, this cosmopolitan city tr…

Homeowners insurance in Panama: how does it work?

Your new house or condo is an important investment that you’re looking to protect. A homeowners insurance policy can help you get that peace of mind. Whether you are consider…

Fourth Bridge Over the Panama Canal to Start Construction in 2017

Panama’s Ministry of Public Works (@MOPdePanama), just released the specifications for the selection of the company to construct the fourth bridge across the Panama Canal. On…

$603 Million Dollars Awarded in Tenders in Panama [October 2016]

Big news from Panama: a whopping $603 Million Dollars have been tendered and awarded by the Ministry of Public Works (@MOPdePanama), including some major road improvements on the P…

Will the Causeway Amador Benefit from Massive Government Spending?

The Amador Causeway is by far one of Panama City’s most iconic neighborhoods, but up until now it’s been plagued by traffic issues, poor oversight, and general abandonment. But…

Moving Past the Panama Papers

What has happened in the months following the “Panama Papers” scandal broke? The way a country responds to bad PR is often a great indicator of its sustainability, and so …

Boulevard Balboa: Where the Locals Eat

Looking for a great local spot to eat in Panama? If you want to try one of the best sandwiches in town or feel like trying a typical dish like Bistek Picado or Corvina a la Planc…

Strong Mid-Year Numbers for Panama’s Economy

With the Panama Papers, the Wakid money laundering scandal and some bad press all around, it’s a relief to see this week’s report that Panama’s economy is still one of th…

Panama Equity’s Take on “The Papers”

All signs point to the fact that Panama is about to clean up its act in a big way thanks to the release of last month’s Panama Papers, which revealed mischievous ongoing amid…

Which Panama Province is Revitalizing Its Look?

The Cruising season is now upon is in Panama, which means that by August, when the “Coln Puerto Libre” incentives come into effect, the season will be in full swing. This i…

Panama’s New President Gears Up for Work

While most of Panama was away on summer holiday (remember our summer is from January March), President Varela and his cabinet have been writing checks, putting out jobs to bid,…

A Strong Dollar: Good or Bad for Panama?

The strengthening of the US Dollar over the last four years has had a noticeable impact on the economy of Panama, a dollar-based economy whose official currency is the Balboa which…

A few of our favorite beaches in Contadora Panama

Get ready for white sand and crystal clear water when you visit any of Panama’s Pearl Islands, including the most populated and most famous island, Contadora. At just 32 miles fr…

The New Mini-Panama City: The Rise of the Panamanian Upper Middle Class

What was once a 450HEC (1,110 acres) tract of farmland to the West of Panama City is now developing into a full fledged second city, with gourmet eateries such as Paladar, grocer…

Copa Announces New San Francisco Panama Direct Flight

Great news for our west coast clients and those looking for an easy connection on to Asia: Panama based Copa Airlines announced over the weekend that they will be offering direct…

Fishing in Panama: Three Top Picks from our Pedasi Expert!

The Republic of Panama deserves its reputation as one of the best places on earth for fishing. The Caribbean coast has crystal waters and white sandy beaches, but for the avid fish…

Line Three of the Panama Metro System

Line 3 of Panama’s Metro will serve the 400,000 daily commuters from Panama’s western suburbs and will be another major works project that will keep unemployment low for the ne…

Crossroads Christian Academy

Crossroads Christian Academy offers classes from Pre-K to the 12th grade and includes a religious component in their curriculum, although being Christian is not a requirement. The …

World Summit in Panama, A Rousing Success

This past week, Panama hosted nearly every world leader in Latin America for a regional summit. Attendees included President Obama, Raul Castro, Nicolas Maduro, and 33 other lead…

The Spanish Are Coming!

In yet another example of global players moving to Panama in order to spearhead a Latin American conquest, El Corte Ingles, a massive Spanish department chain, recently took over t…

The First 100 days for the New President of Panama: A Progress Report from Panama Equity

President Varela’s First 100 Days In Office: A Progress Report The slowdown always comes as everyone is waiting for the answers after the elections in Panama: Who is going …

The Panama Canal Expansion’s Effect on The Bottom Line in Panama

The Panama Canal expansion project seems to be old news. Yes, the Canal is getting widenedand has been since 2007. But what people seem to be forgetting when assessing things li…

Following The Trajectory Of Panama City’s Hotel Rate Curve

In 2005 and 2006, hotel prices in Panama City were incredibly cheap. You could book a room at the Veneto for $70/night or Hotel Milan for $40. When I moved here in early 2007, hote…

Playa Venao: Beyond Panama’s Best Beach Break

With a sandy bottom and no rocks in sight, the main wave breaking left and right year round, a gentle off-shore wind carving almost every wave to perfection, there is little wonder…

Challenge and Success: Developing in Panama as a Foreigner

Developing in Panama is not for the faint of heart, but there are some notable success stories of expats coming to Panama, identifying a need, and successfully and profitably execu…

Infograhic: 8 Panama Visa Options for your Move to Panama

Panama’s economic growth, stability, tropical climate, retirement benefits, and excellent healthcare are a few reasons people typically site for moving to Panama. We just pic…

Schools near Coronado and Panama’s beaches area

For parents looking into international schools in the beaches area near Coronado, Panama your options now include three schools: The Coronado International school, Panama Coast I…

Panama Metro Update on Lines One, Two, and Three

In momentous news, line one of the Panama Metro will be opening next month, and represents an investment of over two billion dollars. Buildings within walking distance to metro s…

Panama’s Beaches Are Open for Business

This month, President Martinelli inaugurated the Scarlett Martinez Airport in the district of Cocle. The $53 million, two-year project modernized the 1970 US-built airstrip that’…

Infographic: Growth in Panama over the last 13 years

Take a look at a really interesting perspective on growth in Panama over the last 13 years. This goes hand in hand with what I spoke about in November’s Overseas Investor Summit,…

Spanish Schools in Panama

Spanish Panama is a Canadian-Panamanian directed language school for foreigners located in El Cangrejo. If you speak zero Spanish or just want to improve your Spanish speaking skil…

New Parking for Panama City

The Mayor of Panama this month gave the green light to start construction on three separate underground parking facilities which will provide 1,100 new parking spaces throughout th…

Visas en Panama

Obteniendo una Visa en Panam El Gobierno de Panam continua agresivamente promoviendo la llegad de profesionales extranjeros a travs de programas que permitan legalizar su est…

Types of Visas in Panama

The government of Panama continues to aggressively court foreign professionals and has consistently enacted new policies and renewed successful programs to both legalize immigrants…

New fourth bridge over the Panama Canal plus line three of the Metro

There have been big development headlines these last few weeks in Panama as the government confirmed plans for the 4th bridge across the Canal, line 3 of the Metro, along with a re…

Jobs and employment in Panama

It’s no secret that Panama is enjoying record levels of employment, due in part to a sustained eight year construction boom across almost every single sector. Unemployment in P…

Boston School International Panama

Boston School International is an English speaking International school based in Panama City, Panama. It is associated to Franklin Coveys program The Leader in Me and is in proce…

Stables, Horse Communities, and Equestrian Centers in Panama

In Panama, horses have been for many years a source of entertainment among foreigners and Panamanians. For this reason, there is a very active horse riding and competition commun…

Jewish Schools in Panama

The main Jewish schools in Panama City, Panama are the Magen David Academy, Colegio Isaac Rabin, and the Albert Einstein Institute. The Magen David Academy is a Jewish school locat…

The Panama Canada Connection

The Panama-Canada Connection Strong Canadian Industry in the Isthmus New Canadian companies are taking a serious look at Panama as they see their competitors who are quietly reapin…

Questions and Answers from the US Embassy’s town hall meeting in November 2012

The following information was provided by the US Embassy in Panama. It was a follow up to a few questions that were left unanswered after the town hall meeting on November 2nd, w…

Panama in 2016 part two: Life and real estate in Panama

As we step onto the subway and find our way to the seats, our conversation moves to the day’s viewings. The morning commute is over and our section is filled with two separat…

New direct flights to Panama and other Panama real estate and travel news for November

More Visitors and More Direct Flights to Panama Positive signs for continued growth in 2013 Panama is gaining ground as a destination for international conventions and the conventi…

Panama Economic and Business Update

The Spanish Are Coming! Economic and Business Update From our July 2012 Newsletter A sagging European economy combined with Panama’s six year growth trend have led a number of la…

A Foreigners Take on Politics in Panama

As of July 1st, President Ricardo Martinelli has been in office for three years and has two years left in his term. During that time, he has accomplished a number of his campai…

JP Morgan Believes In Panama. Do You?

The outlook for the Panamanian economy is “enviable” as described it in a recent JP Morgan report about the prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean. We’ve seen …

Working in Panama as a Foreigner Just Got Easier

An interesting law was just published in the official Gazette this week that may make it easier for foreigners to get residency here in Panama. For years, there were a number of wa…

Fishing in Pedasi Panama’s Premier Fishing Destination

Sport fishing in Pedasi and the entire Southern coast of the Azuero Peninsula is terrific. The wide variety of game species and the abundance of marine life in these parts have att…

Panama Immigration Changes

From Panama Guide: Wow. Today Executive Order 343 of 16 May 2012 was published in the Official Gazette, “that creates within the immigration category of Permanent Resident, t…

Knightsbridge International School

Knightsbridge International School is one of the newest schools in Panama and opened their doors for the first time for the 2012 2013 school year. They are offeringclasses …

Kings College Panama school information

King’s College, the British School of Panama is part of the King’s Group, an internationally well-known, prestigious education organization with schools in Spain and the UK. As…

Why Panama’s Upcoming International Film Festival will succeed

March 16th, 2012 Henk Van Der Kolk, braintrust of the renowned Toronto Film Festival is bringing independent films to Panama. Along with newly exported fruits and vegetables to Eu…

Some of our favorite Restaurants in El Cangrejo Panama

If you are looking for a good restaurant in El Cangrejo, you’re never more than a block away from some of Panama’s best food offerings. The restaurant selection in El Cangrejo …

Canal Cash, 100 Multi-Nationals, & Swimming in Panama’s Bay?

December 12th, 2011 The impending holiday season in Panama marks what will probably go down as one of the most successful growth years in Panama’s history. In this monthR…

International School of Panama

Once again, the International School of Panama, or ISP as it is called here, located in Cerro Viento Rural on the route to Club de Golf, tops our list of schools in Panama. The Int…

Metropolitan School of Panama

The Metropolitan School of Panama offers pre K 12th grade education. The MET is currently working towards obtaining international accreditation and has already been granted…

Balboa Academy

This Panama school enjoys a US and Panamanian accreditation for all graduates fulfilling the school’s rigorous curriculum. Balboa Academy opened in Panama in 1999 and has almost …

Golf Courses in Panama

Panama has a number of fantastic golf courses and golf course communities. For those interested in golfing in the city of Panama, golfers have the following golf courses to choos…

How I got stranded with Donald trump

July 11, 2011 World Surf Championships, Eco Tourism (finally), and Donald Trump stranded by floods in Panama! This month, we take a look at how a $14M investment will be used to pr…

Panama Hard Rock Megapolis Hotel

Marking its 16th property, and its first in Latin America, Hard Rock International today announced that the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis is expected to open in December 2011. …

Moving to Panama

(from our April Newsletter) Taking the Plunge Who succeeds in Panama and who might be better off somewhere else Over the years, Panama Equity has had the opportunity to work with c…

Cheap Eats in Panama

Cheap Eats If you are paying more than $30.00 for a steak dinner for two in Panama, you are paying too much. This month, we explore a few of our favorite dining spots and add to ou…

Process of Paying Land Tax in Panama

Process of Paying Land Tax in Panama

The following is the process that you need to follow to pay your land tax in Panama. This is a new tax that, albeit small, is now r…

The Panamamerican School

The Panamamerican School is another solid option for schools in Panama. Located in Cerro Viento, this Panama School operates from March thru December and is one of only two schools…

Casa Ruigar

Hands down, one of the most well rounded projects in Panama, Casa Ruigar tops our list of new construction in Casco Viejo. This five story historic building is located in the heart…

La Salle Christian school

La Salle is a Christian school, founded in 1975 as an educational institution, its main concern is the integral formation of each student, respecting the free development of person…

Shopping in Panama: Furniture, Electronics, and the Deals to be had!

Shopping in Panama Weather you’re driving around town trying to find the best deal on appliances or looking for a couch with just the right shape and color- Panama’s modern and…

Insurance in Panama

One of the biggest reasons folks come to Panama is for the reduced cost of medical care. Real Estate in Panama is getting more and more expensive compared to distressed markets lik…

Colegio de Panama

Colegio de Panama is the next school in our ranking of schools in Panama. This Panama school operates from March December and is currently only open to students in Kindergarten…

San Agustin school

San Agustin also ranks very well in our list of Panama Schools. Established in 2001, San Agustin school has a total enrollment of 2000 students from Pre-K to 12th grade. This schoo…

Oxford School

Oxford School, not to be confused with Oxford International School is another good school in Panama. It is located in Edison Park, off of Transismica and offers classes from Pre-K …

Oxford International School

Oxford International School is another solid option for school choices in Panama. This school is located in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Panama, on Via Espana. Founded in 1983, …

Saint Mary’s School of Panama

The next school on our list is the Saint Mary’s School of Panama, located in the Albrook neighborhood of Panama City. This is considered an “ international “ school because t…

Colegio Javier

Colegio Javier once again ranks well in our listing of schools in Panama. Colegio Javier is a local school located on Via Espana and offers education for grades Pre K 12 in a m…

 

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