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

The beginning of Casco Viejo

Vacation Guide: Things to Do in Panama City

This is the first entry in a new part of the blog dealing with vacationing in Panama. Whether you live here, or are coming for a visit, Panama offers a lot of amazing diversity in things to do and places to see. My wife, who grew up in Panama, has not even been to most […]

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Getting Around in Panama City

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, one of the main ways that my wife and I were able to save money when moving to Panama was to go from owning two cars to owning none. Many ExPats that live in Panama City end up doing the same, either for cost, or because driving in Panama can […]

View from my apartment balcony in Panama City

Cost of Living in Panama

UPDATED: 5/30/15 with some changes to current cost of living. One of the most common questions that people considering a move to Panama usually have is about the cost of living. Panama has frequently been billed as an affordable retirement/living destination by just about every publication out there. If you read my article “Is Panama […]