Panama for Beginners is a one-stop guide for information relevant to ExPats in Panama. Whether you are considering a move to Panama, currently live here, or are just looking to vacation, Panama for Beginners is your go to place for the things you need to know about Panama. The blog is broken up into three main sections: Before You Move, While You're Here, and When You Vacation. The blog is updated with new posts several times a week, so check back often to get the latest need to know information for ExPats in Panama.

Before You Move

All of the information you need to know before you move to Panama.

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While You’re Here

Articles to help you navigate Panama once you've moved here.

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When You Vacation

Vacation Guides on the best places for tourists to see when visiting Panama.

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Recent Blog Posts


Decreto 331 Goes Into Effect, Severely Restricting Uber Access

I wrote a couple of months ago about new regulations that were announced for Uber and other “technology transportation” companies in Panama. These restrictions include requiring drivers to have a professional license, a ban on foreign drivers, and restrictions on the type of car that could be used. Despite heavy opposition from both Uber and its […]