you looking for an exotic change of scenery for your retirement?
A new environment that offers you opportunities for relaxation,
adventure, enjoyment from nature and culture – yet allows
you to access creature comforts and modern health care at a
You may not need to look any further - Panama is able to
offer you this and much more. Panama is a relatively undiscovered
hot spot that not only offers many promising opportunities
for tourism, but also for living and retirement.
Many people from the US, Canada and Europe are beginning
to recognize this unique and exciting opportunity and are
moving to Panama to live in a spectacular country.
There are numerous benefits that are luring people
to Panama. Some of these include:
• Relatively low cost of living
• Friendliness of foreigners
• Warm weather
• High standards of modern health care
• Modern infrastructure
• Many people speak English
• The US dollar is used
• Very reasonable house and land prices
• Access to idyllic beaches and mountains
• High standards of telecommunications
• Low costs of prescription drugs and other medications
• Spectacular natural wonders (wildlife and forests)
• Access to broadband internet and cable/satellite television.
• Interesting and varied culture
• Multitude of recreational options
• Major discounts on transport, entertainment etc
• Tax exemptions
• Investment opportunities
• Regular and safe flights to most major airports in
the US, UK and some parts of Europe.
It is relatively easy to obtain a retirement
visa to retire in Panama and the procedure has a quick
turn around time. There are four different ways to obtain
a retirement visa to retire or live in Panama. These retirement
visa options are:
• Pensionado Visa
• Private Income Retiree Visa
• Person of Means Visa
• Forestry Investor Visa
Currently the most popular retirement visa is Panama’s
Pensionado Visa. It is considered by many to be one of the
best retirement visa programs in the world. There are many
benefits of this visa, some of these include:
• No property taxes for the first twenty years
• No income tax on incomes earned outside of Panama
• Discounts on prescription drugs and health care services
• Discounts on airfares, restaurants, movies, theatres
and other entertainment, public transport, and loans.
• Import tax exemption on household goods and/or cars.
Please click on the link for further information on types,
eligibility, application and benefits of the Panama
There are a range of locations around
Panama that offer a variety of options for different types
of lifestyle needs and desires for retiring and living in
Panama City is a cosmopolitan city that offers quality shopping,
food, very high standard health care facilities and doctors,
schools and infrastructure. It is famous for its fine quality
restaurants that serve a broad
range of international cuisines. Boquete
and the Chiriqui mountains on the western side of Panama
provide a quieter and more peaceful retirement lifestyle with
cooler temperatures. Many of the scenic beach and island regions,
such as Bocas del Toro, Contadora and Isla Taboga offer relaxation
and spectacular snorkeling, diving and beaches. Or you can
kick back and soak up the amazing scenery of mountains, waterfalls
and the coast in such places as El Valle and Santa Fé.
These are just some of the many alluring locations that are
available for you if you choose to retire in Panama.
There are also many professional organizations that are becoming
established in Panama that are designed to provide Panama real
estate services designed specifically for international
people looking to retire or live in Panama. Many real estate
agencies also provide these types of services. There are also
regular real estate seminars that
are given in Panama City and some of the other major centers
around the country. Real estate tours and other relocation
services are also available for clients.
Being an economic and trading centre, Panama has many Panama investment
opportunities available. Many say that now is an ideal
time to make an investment in Panama. Real estate is still
available at reasonable prices and there are many construction
and development opportunities. In particular, there are many
building projects being established around Panama -many of
which are proving to be valuable investments.
Flights to Panama
from the US, UK and some European countries are very regular
and are available at reasonable prices. So it is very easy
for friends and relatives to visit, or for you to visit them.
Internal flights within Panama are also available and are
considered a safe and easy way to travel within the country.
If you are looking for that somewhere different to live or
retire, but with many of the advantages of home - Panama could
be the place for you. Please follow the links on our website
for further information about retiring and investing in real
estate in Panama.
For more information aboutliving or retiring in Panama, please
contact us, or post
your comments and questions on our Panama Forum. For Panama
real estate services, Panama
travel services, or Health
Tourism packages, please follow the links. We also offer
business services such as Panama
Corporations or retirement visas.