Some Of The Greatest Places To Retire To In Panama

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Have you thought what you will be doing when you retire? It doesn’t really matter if retirement is a couple of years away or a little longer. Why not settle in Panama?

People still see Panama as a more exotic holiday destination then a place to retire. Well here at Casa Pedro we are hoping to give you a little insight into some of the amazing places you should firstly discover during you next holiday to Panama, and definitely keep in mind when you put your retirement plan in place.

Panama might not be the biggest of countries, but it offers a totally different lifestyle options for people who would like to retire overseas. Do not worry if you are on a tight budget, your dream of overseas retirement does not have to stop.

Here some of the best places to retire in Panama:

Boquete – climate in Boquete is nice as it is never to hot or too cold. When thinking of retiring next to the sea it might get quite misty. Boquete lies in a mountain region where you will catch a nice cool breeze on those hot summer days, however it is not that far from the coast and transport links are pretty good. Plus you will not be alone. Boquete has a well established expat community, who most probably started off as back packers and travellers. The Casa Pedro hostel is ideal to visit if you want to give Boquete a try? It might not be the retirement destination for people on the lowest budgets, but you might still be able snap up a property bargain - prices have dropped noticeably over the last years.

Las Tablas – here you can start your beach retirement and soak up the hot summer sun. It has the benefits of being at the beach and still afford life on a reasonable budget. Here you will be living amongst locals – so be sure to brush up on your Spanish skills.

Santa Fé – If you are looking for a mountain hideaway then Santa Fe is the right place for you. Pricewise this is the top of the range. Again you will be living mostly amongst locals and here you will have to build a new “Spanish” life for yourself. Nevertheless, you can always take a break and go admire the many relaxing waterfalls that Santa Fe offers. Or do some horseback riding through the mountains!


Well we hope you will consider Panama as a great place to settle down in retirement. If you are not sure yet – why not check it out on a backbacking tour and stay at one of the many affordable hostels on your route.